Bravery on the Nameless, Faceless Internet
Sheesh - I've been reading the kerfuffle over the legal ownership of the term web 2.0,a nd how it can be used (or not) in conferences. Tim O'Reilly and CMP have certainly stirred the blogo-pot on this one…. or, perhaps it's something else…
There once was a time when you could make a business decision, and not have the rest of the world reading over your shoulder. The developments of web 2.0 and the kazillion of bloggers throughout the world have put a magnifying glass on everything that remotely smells like it could have an impact on them. And what's worse, people have NO PROBLEM spouting off on anything vaguely controvercial, regardless of what it is. What may be the kicker tho, is the louder people spout, the less they really know about the content, the situation or the background. Funny, that.
Maybe we don't need more collaboration. Maybe we need more education. More critical thinking, not personal criticism.
Reading what some of the posters had to say about Tim made me embarassed to be a blogger.
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