Had enough of the "Web2.0" moniker? Tim O'Reilly, who is often
credited with its invention, has a new paradigm, "Web Squared".
O'Reilly asks if the web is becoming more intelligent. His thesis is
that it is becoming more of a platform for collective action, and that
location information is a key integration of this new "intelligent"
web. Web applications will be increasingly driven by mobile sensors
connected to cloud databases. Mobile devices will have a sophisticated
sense of place, and be able to tap into this cloud information, perhaps
even providing augmented reality services.
These ideas were put forward in a webinar as a promotional item for
the Fall Web 2.0 Summit. Here is a YouTube recording of the webinar:
I wonder how long before the term "Web Squared" becomes as overused as "Web 2.0"?