I arrived in San Francisco yesterday, in preparation for the Web 2.0 Conference next week. I'm spending two weeks in Silicon Valley, kindly hosted by TechCrunch's Mike Arrington, Keith Teare and Frederico Oliveira. They're having a great time with my accent ("yeeeeeaa"). I'm having a great time in general and looking forward to the conference!
While I was on the plane, and after that recovering from jetlag, a whole slew of Web 2.0 articles came out. I have a lot of reading to catch up on! You can see the latest in tech.memeorandum, but here are some of the Web 2.0 posts that caught my eye...
Tim O'Reilly published a must-read article entitled What Is Web 2.0 - Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software. He also published a campact definition and got profiled in Wired magazine. Barb Dybwad has a well-thought out post entitled Approaching a definition of Web 2.0. Dion Hinchcliffe has a good round-up of recent Web 2.0 blogging activity. Chris Anderson wrote a bit on the difficulties of defining Web 2.0 (tell me about it!). Dave Winer has an interesting counterpoint to the Web 2.0 meme.
All of those posts are well worth reading and digesting before the conference. I'll be blogging a lot next week, so stay tuned. In the meantime, I'll be exploring Silicon Valley - the home of the Web.