20 Jul 2006

The Hierarchy of Web 2.0 Applications

Tim O'Reilly about the hierarchy of "Web 2.0-ness":
  • Level 3: The application could ONLY exist on the net, and draws its essential power from the network and the connections it makes possible between people or applications.
  • Level 2: The application could exist offline, but it is uniquely advantaged by being online.
  • Level 1: The application can and does exist successfully offline, but it gains additional features by being online.
  • Level 0: The application has primarily taken hold online, but it would work just as well offline if you had all the data in a local cache.

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