The fifth year of the Web 2.0 Summit was held in San Francisco over the last several days.
This year the Web 2.0 conference theme was Web Squared.
About the 2009 Web 2.0 Summit:
We believe that nothing is going to get better if the world collectively hides under its desk. It’s time for the Web to step up and step into its role as a platform for positive change—be it in our economy, our culture, or our society.
Last year we focused on where the Web met the world. This year, the Web is the world. And we’ve got a lot of work to do.
Entire industries are in the process of painful rebirth—finance and energy, to be sure, but also information technology, media and communications, healthcare, retail—nearly every major sector, in every major region of the world. And while these changes have been ongoing for more than a decade, the global financial crisis has accelerated and clarified this shift. It’s the end of one era, and the beginning of another.
At the center of both the destruction and creation is the World Wide Web. For this year, we are focusing on demonstrating proofs: showing how the founding principles of Web 2.0 have been put into practice to address the world’s most pressing problems.
Although I wasn’t able to attend in person this year, I have captured all of the Tweets that came out of the conference and posted the Top 50 Twitter Tweets (in no particular order) I found most insightful below.
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RT@Ross I have to say that Sean Parker’s preso was at first too basic and then made leaps beyond reason #w2s
RT@kajbouic Well, they sure do own the behaviour RT @fzanni RT Sean Parker: “Google doesn’t own Networks, they own Info Services.” #w2s
RT@marcedavis Teen Panel at #w2s love Facebook cuz?”that’s where their friends are.”
RT@lwaldal Why pay if I can get it somewhere else for free? (teens on panel) #w2s
RT@alparker To teen panel at #w2s Q: “If Bing paid you to search, would you use it?” A: “Oh, yeah!!!” But would advertisers continue to?
RT@ptoboley Hurrah for Twitter! RT @RodCrawford: Teens don’t use Twitter #w2s #web2 – …because it requires thinking.
RT@mtanne: teens: “if Facebook charged $0.99 a month I would go back to MySpace” #w2s
@benphoster Teen Panel at Web 2.0: Not a single kid could name the company behind Bing #w2s Maybe that’s good for MSFT.
RT@LorenDavie Kids: would rather text than talk. Maybe you should drop the phone part, manufacturers. #w2s
RT@samj putting high school kids on the stage at #w2s is either incredibly insightful or idiotic. which is it? SF kids not stat sample
@sradick: “when you search on Google, do you see any ads on Google?” – Teens answer “Nope” #w2s
@sradick “The iPhone can’t do picture messaging – like, isn’t this supposed to be sophisicated?” – teen at #w2s
@sradick: Teens pay for CDs & music, but only for artists they “want to support” #w2s | All about Trust & Engagement – !ndeed
Have the television viewing habits of teens decoupled from regular televised programming?
RT@kristathomas Social networks as still more walled gardens. -TBL @ #w2s
RT @mtanne: Sergey Brin says we can use Chrome for Mac by going to http://bit.ly/DUqUc pre-beta. #Chrome #w2s
RT @moyalynne: Berners-Lee – “Semantic Web is not about adding meaning – it’s about where you’ve already got meaning” #w2s
RT@ginablaber Berners-Lee: it’s most important to just get data out there. put yr data out there, & let people link to it. linked data #w2s
RT@jhagel @fzanni: Tim Berners-Lee: the original idea back in 1990 was creating together. That was lost for some time #w2s
RT@moyalynne The idea that links can break is key to scalability of the Web. “404 the most important invention on the Web” #w2s
RT@dberlind Sir Tim Berners-Lee @ #w2s: One of the gating factors for the whole world of Web apps to take of is trust.
RT @hetavs@davemcclure: Sean Parker: “Friendster lost due to infrastructure probs, but MySpace lost to Facebook due to CAMPUS WARFARE.” #w2s
Web 2.0 Summit 2009 http://bit.ly/Web2_0Videosabout 3 hours ago from bit.ly
RT@jwoolson what is most exciting to you on web right now – Berners-Lee: HTML5, GeoLocation, move from web pages to mobile and apps. #w2s
RT@mworrell @mager “A set of connected social networks will defeat a lone, unconnected one.” Sir Tim Berners-Lee @ #w2s (via @dberlind)
RT@rlavigne42 @stumm :17 cents of every dollar in health care spent on billing. –Aneesh Chopra #w2s A simply astonishing number.
RT@yago1 “Only 20-25% of humanity actually uses the Web at all.” Tim Berners-Lee #w2s (via RT @rww)
RT @the_standard VentureBeat has a #w2s photo gallery. http://bit.ly/Av9IU
Pretty cool free video chat and video messaging http://bit.ly/Tokboxabout 3 hours ago from bit.ly
KoolAid Alert! “We’re moving from information economy to social economy.” – Sheryl Sandberg #w2s
RT @katiemoffat @thenextwomen: Cool! via @LATimesNystrom “The very 1st website can be found here” http://j.mp/TIqiI re #w2s @timoreilly
RT @onlythoughtwork @web2summit: “HTML5 is a computing platform” – @timberners_lee #w2s !mportant Web 2.0
What problem couldn’t you solve if spent 8 hours a day of concentrated effort focused on solving it?
RT @onlythoughtwork Location is THE input to rule them all. Location has the potential to change all outputs #mobile #life #quotes
Great idea from #w2s: What associations does an audience have with your brand? http://bit.ly/BrandAssociat…
Advice To Marketers: Advertising Accountability: http://wp.me/p4KvI-eAabout 4 hours ago from WordPress.com
RT@BertVanKets @makerbot @doucet: $750 DIY 3D printer @makerbot explained and demonstrated (video) http://bit.ly/3omyls #w2s
RT@psael HP @Web2Summit: 2.3 billion magazines are shipped to newstands & never read; HP answers with print-on-demand service @MagCloud #w2s
RT @andrescatalan What Do Teens Want? Their Moms Off #Facebook http://bit.ly/2gdbkC #w2s (via @alexiatsotsis)
@timberners_lee is on Twitter.
RT @moyalynne Tim Armstrong / AOL drops teaser about significant shift in their tech emerging next few months around content creation #w2s
RT @simeons Brin: excited by hardware (Moore’s Law persisting). #Google is about figuring out what we can do with what the HW can do. #w2s
RT @web2summit Google founder sergey brinn @ #w2s: “Please forgive Chrome for Mac if it crashes, it is not even in the beta stage yet.”
RT @shawncunningham #w2s I just asked Sergei Brin “where is chrome for mac?” – apparently u can download a dev alpha version, he’s not happy
RT @dberlind Goog Sergey Brin #w2s: “They [the AP, Murdoch] are conflating Google with change [in their complaints that Google is stealing]“