November 4, 2006

The Wild, Wild, Web 2.0

Well, here is my chance to whine, bitch, and moan about how I thought of it first. Blake Ross, co-creator of Firefox, is coming out with Parakey, a web operating system that bridges the gap between your home machine and the Internet. Hmmm... sounds familiar. Anyways, everyone has the great ideas. In the end, it's all about execution.

If we really look at the popular services of the past year, it doesn't even take great ideas to become successful. Look at thefacebook, myspace, and the more recently sold youtube. Each of these are examples of projects my friends and I could have whipped up in a week. The Web 2.0 bubble is still upon us, and to be honest, it would nice to get a chunk of that change. The current recipe for success is to just create a popular website with some ads and watch the money roll in, and when building a site is as easy as installing a Wiki, whipping up some Ruby on Rails, and letting social networks on the web populate, regulate, and generate revenue, it's certainly a tempting path to pursue. Current plans are to still join that other moderately successful web start-up, but who knows what tomorrow will bring...

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