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Web 2.0 Stereotypes

Deja vu, is there a glitch in the Web 2.0 Matrix? Phil Pearson has noticed

“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…

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