I recently interviewed Tim O’ Reilly of O’ Reilly Media and O’ Reilly Radar about Web 2.0 and its implications. In this interview Tim points out that Web 2.0 uses the Internet as a platform to harnass the collective intelligence of the users. An interesting point that he made and that stuck with me was that most disruptive technologies might appear as toys initially and that it is important not to dismiss them. Think Twitter here.
Ajit Jaokar has an excellent post that highlights the essence of the conversation with Tim.