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Ich finde den Vortrag insofern interessant, dass er ganz gut widerspiegelt, welche Erwartungen in das Web 2.0, Social Web oder wie man es auch immer nennen möchte, Blogger, Berater, Aktivisten etc. hatten. Dabei ist der Artikel von Anil Dash nun etwas über 5 Jahre alt und wir bauen uns immer noch ein tolles, neues, besser Web.

Währenddessen sind einige gekränkt durch den NSA-Skandal, andere wollen gleich das man seinen FB-Account killed, dann wiederum dem Gros der Masse ist es jetzt völlig egal und vor 5 Jahren war es das erst recht. Einigen die in der Privacy-Avantgarde es zu fame geschafft haben, konnten ihren Schwanz nicht in der Hose lassen. Ein Tor wer böses denkt… Und irgendwo dazwischen lauert die nächste Entwicklung.

Wie auch immer die Kritik am Web so wie es gerade ist, kommt anscheinend hauptsächlich von Männern und kaum Frauen. :-/ Aber das ist dann auch wieder ein anderes Thema.

Auszüge aus dem Artikel und welchen Services Herr Dash hinterhertrauert(e), weil diese so gut waren oder es zu der Zeit einfach übersichtlicher im Web war:

  • Five years ago, most social photos were uploaded to Flickr, where they could be tagged by humans or even by apps and services, using machine tags.
  • A decade ago, Technorati let you search most of the social web in real-time (though the search tended to be awful slow in presenting results), with tags that worked as hashtags do on Twitter today.
  • Ten years ago, you could allow people to post links on your site, or to show a list of links which were driving inbound traffic to your site. Because Google hadn’t yet broadly introduced AdWords and AdSense, links weren’t about generating revenue, they were just a tool for expression or editorializing.
  • In 2003, if you introduced a single-sign-in service that was run by a company, even if you documented the protocol and encouraged others to clone the service, you’d be described as introducing a tracking system worthy of the PATRIOT act.
  • In the early part of this century, if you made a service that let users create or share content, the expectation was that they could easily download a full-fidelity copy of their data, or import that data into other competitive services, with no restrictions.
  • In the early days of the social web, there was a broad expectation that regular people might own their own identities by having their own websites, instead of being dependent on a few big sites to host their online identity.
  • Five years ago, if you wanted to show content from one site or app on your own site or app, you could use a simple, documented format to do so, without requiring a business-development deal or contractual agreement between the sites.
  • A dozen years ago, when people wanted to support publishing tools that epitomized all of these traits, they’d crowd-fund the costs of the servers and technology needed to support them, even though things cost a lot more in that era before cloud computing and cheap bandwidth.

Anil Dash – The Web We Lost

[source: https://paper.koolkill.com/?bomfjQ]