The Social Web

Cuban says today’s Social Web user-generated content plays are little more than souped-up versions of 1990’s lackluster free Web page services:

If GeoCities had created a script to add dated journal entries and gotten rid of those ugly floating ads that made everyone hate it, would this be posted on GeoBlogMaverick? And my goodness, if GeoCities had the foresite to add the Myspace concept of friends instead of rings and host people’s media files, would we call it a revolutionary social network? Or just a webpage and file hosting service? Which is exactly what Myspace and other social networks are.

Read this article from ZDNet


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Filed under Business 2.0, History of New Media, Media Evolution, Social Media, User generated content, Virtual Communities, web 2.0

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