“It’s all good”

That’s what Brad Fitzpatrick wrote in response to what Marc Canter wrote in response to what Owen Thomas wrote in Valleywag.

I like schvitzatura’s comment on Marc’s blog:

The true Web 2.0 Revolution was the rebuilding of the “walled garden” (softer, and with pretty little syndication bricks)…the technology exists but the business owners are still wanting to maintain “their own in their own”. Single-sign-on duchys and realms will still be the balkanized order of the day…

All this is is globalization, at the Web 1.9-2.2 mesoscale; the tribes will balk at any ham-handed introduction of interconnect.

This is why the Data Sharing Summit (which I’ll miss, regretably) is a right-track move.

Earth to walled-garden builders: You can’t own customers for the same reason you can’t own slaves: they’re human beings, and they want to be free.

Prediction: in Web 3.0, the best wall-less gardens will win.


  1. Mike Warot

    Web 3.0 will not be a web site technology… it will be a commenting/tagging/annotation layer that resides elsewhere. The builders of the walled gardens will have little to no control over it. It’ll be in the hands of the users, if they can avoid rebuilding their own silo traps.


  2. alan p

    And there we were thinking Web 2.0 was supposedly all about wall less gardens, till the closed garden SocNets came along. Why would “Web 3.0 be any different – ie what social, financial, tech factors have to change.?

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