Web 2.0 Summit 08: John Battelle,Tim O'Reilly

Web 2.0 Summit 08: John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Tim O'Reilly and Batelle use Obama's theme of 'Yes we can' in using technology to solve complex problems. Many people dismiss Web 2.0 as advertising driven startups.

If you paid attention, it was about the network as a platform. This platform gave new potential to look at problems in new ways, harness data and the potential of users.

  • Cloud computing, mobile apps are becoming part of the ecosystem, new opportunities, reinventing Government and the power grid.
  • If there is no silver-lining in the down turn, we will remove the clutter.
  • When Google can on the scene, most people had dismissed search.
  • We are at those inflection points again.
The rest of the presentation is about the speakers in the summit.

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