Deja vu, is there a glitch in the Web 2.0 Matrix? Phil Pearson has noticed it:
"OK guys, this is going too far. Not ALL of the following are required for a web 2.0-style application/site:
- Name that consists of a number and a word. (37signals did it for their company, and 43places did it for their site. That's enough.)
- Blatant rip off of font and style from everything from 37signals.
- Ruby on Rails. (PHP is good enough for Flickr, remember).
- Yellow background appearing then fading out whenever something changes.
- Submit buttons that grey out and say "please wait" when you click them."
What other Web 2.0 stereotypes can you think of? Here are some suggestions to kick it off:
- Tag clouds
- RSS Aggregators with 'rss' or 'feed' in their name
- Logos with the same color scheme as Google's
- Using the word 'beta'
- Social bookmarking sites that look exactly like del.icio.us
- No one from Google that blogs (thanks Ben Barren for that one!)
Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments...