Web Two Point Poo Poo

Top 10 lists make geat memes. And it seems Charlie O’Donnell has given birth to a new one–Top Ten Reasons Why Web 2.0 Sucks.
I’d like to share my favorite three of his 10 points here:

4. Web 2.0 is a conversational vacuum. I’ll prove it. Unless you live in the Valley, walk outside your door and try to find a Twitter user… You’ve got six hours. Go. Trust me, we’re talking to ourselves. (Don’t get me wrong… I really like Twitter… We just need to remind ourselves about how close to the edge we all are out here.)
5. Spelling and grammr (beta) have gone to hell in a handbasket. I’m in ur domainz, droppin’ ur vowelz.
10. MySpace is the most popular social network. Seriously, is this the best we can do? Spam, hacking, viruses, one song at a time, and no developer network or API? Facebook is such a better product, but it’s really pretty limited as a self expression tool. Plus, neither really comes close to being able to be my digital home on the web as much as my blog is.

MySpace would be a much friendlier place with an open source API. Then all kinds of applets could crop up. For instance, I can imagine one that helps users manage their network of friends outside the website framework.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.