I had the pleasure of interviewing David Weinberger last night for my book. David’s one of the co-authors of The Cluetrain Manifesto and a fellow this year at Harvard’s Berkman Center. We ended up talking about whether blogging was part of the something “new” that is Web 2.0. No, David opined, it’s not. Although Web 2.0 “expert” Tim O’Reilly suggests that it is. Weinberger’s point is that the “making your voice heard” part of blogging is really what the original Web was all about.
What’s new, he grants, are the RSS pings and the discrete links for each blog post. And tagging. All of which can be mixed up and re-combined in Web 2.0 ways. It occurs to me that since blogging is still “new” for many companies and organizations, it doesn’t really matter to them whether it’s Web 1.0 or 2.0. Anyway, read his thoughts on blogging and Web 2.0 here.