Tim O’Reilly Coined Web 2.0. He Thinks Web3 Hype Is Naive.

‘If the bubble pops, are we going to find value in those bored apes?’

Alex Kantrowitz
OneZero
Published in
3 min readMar 1, 2022

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O’Reilly at home in Oakland with his chickens (Alex Kantrowitz)

Five years after the dot-com crash, Tim O’Reilly coined the term “Web 2.0.” Instead of simply placing media on the web — the web’s first iteration — a new era of internet companies were treating the internet as a platform. Sites like Wikipedia…

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Alex Kantrowitz
OneZero

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