Article Response: The iPhone does not have web 2.0 support

I was just reading this article on LinuxInsider regarding the new young workers entering the workforce and how IT groups inside companies are handling their hunger for “Web 2.0” technologies. While I agree with the general premise of the article, they highlight Apple and specifically the iPhone. Here’s as excerpt:

“Not only will the next generation of new hires demand these kinds of collaborative tools, the customers of the companies who hire them will as well. A study by Booz Allen said, “Web 2.0 seems to cut across age and gender and — more importantly to businesses — it influences purchase decisions. The study’s conclusion: “The need to evolve existing business models by integrating the Web 2.0 environment is urgent.”

Apple’s youthful culture is certainly one of the driving forces behind the iPhone and its Web 2.0 support. Once again, by embracing open standards, Apple is driving the technical flow in many cases, especially small to medium-sized business where reports claim they’re gaining market share.”


What “Web 2.0” support does the iPhone have? The iPhone doesn’t do any things that are new, it just makes operating advanced features that have existed for a long time on many phones easier. Such as taking pictures/video and uploading them to flickr/youtube. Actually the iPhone doesn’t currently do video.

It’s true that the iPhone enables you to get on the web anywhere at almost anytime, but this isn’t Web 2.0

The problem here is that the term “Web 2.0″ is being overused by ignorant people who don’t know it’s meaning. What is the meaning of web 2.0? Look here for your answer.