What’s Your Favorite Web 2.0 Tech Word and Why?

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June 21, 2007

According to a recent article in Yahoo! News, Tech/Web 2.0 words like "Blog", "Netiquette", "Cookie" and "Wiki" were voted some of the most irritating words surrounding the Internet, according to a published poll yesterday. A British company, called YouGov, asked 2,091 people earlier this June to participate in the poll, commissioned by a literary award called the Lulu Blooker Prize.

In related news, new cyberspace terms to be added to the Collins English Dictionary include "me-media", (describes personal content websites like Facebook or MySpace) and "Godcast", a religious service recorded and later converted to an MP3 format.

To put a more positive spin on the new tech and Web 2.0 lingo debate, we wanted to ask our audience: What’s your FAVORITE Tech/Web 2.0 word? Leave it in a comment here for this posting, to share your thoughts with everyone.

2 Responses to “What’s Your Favorite Web 2.0 Tech Word and Why?”

  1. James

    My favorite is “mash-up” – much like the music genre as well. Using the best parts of multiple systems and tools together leads to endless possible combinations of new sites and web experiences.

  2. Ben

    My current favorite Web 2.0 is “consumerization”. As you likely already if you’re reading this blog post, it is the latest term in a long line of focus on the customer. For IT service providers, it refers to letting computer users have what they want. PC, laptop, Apple, Blackberry? Yes. It means no more “No” – and not caveated by “within reason.” Why? Because the end customer has become tech-saavy enough to experiment with tools and decide which better (or best) enable their individual contributions. So, it refers to devices, applications, etc. It is the opposite of lockdown. It also embraces other Web2.0 concepts like “me-media” and blogging and encourages product/service companies to embrace their user community in a way that allows them to express their interests and make possible “Level Zero” support (self aid and buddy aid w/o service desk personnel) via user groups, forums, php, newsletters, knowledge base, etc. Ultimately, it’s about respecting the customer and their ability to understand technology and how it relates to their requirements, then expressing that in the way you present your products and services.