Nokia has produced a fun little video that tries to define Web 2.0. Nokia defines Web 2.0 as being all about connecting people. It makes sense coming from Nokia given their focus on mobile communications, but I think they’ve got it right. To much is made of all the technology and not enough about people’s basic desire to connect and know other people.
In a post I made a while back, I think it is all about people communicating with people.
It should be obvious that since the invention of runners to carry messages it’s been about people communicating with people. Mail, telephone, email, IM, texting are all killer apps that have been about people communicating with people.
That’s why social networking is important. It’s not about the documents or what the documents are about, it’s about the people and what the people are all about. And yes, we do need a way to figure out how we are all connected other than telling everybody every time.
Thanks to Gigaom for bringing the video to my attention.
[tags]Nokia, web 2.0, social networking, video[/tags]