Press Release: June 23, 2009
Web 2.0 Summit Hosts John Battelle and Tim O'Reilly Define the Next Phase of the Web: Web Squared
White Paper Previews Key Concepts for Web 2.0 Summit's Sixth Anniversary
The Web Squared white paper, by Tim O'Reilly and
"Today, we realize that these insights were not only directionally right, but are being applied in areas we only imagined in 2004," said
Upon release, the Web Squared white paper first draft will be posted for comment, then redrafted based on the collective intelligence of the community. Web 2.0 Summit organizers are calling for a list of applications, services, projects and companies that reflect the Web Squared theme that might be featured at the event and/or in future drafts of the white paper. To submit an idea, add your comments to the paper, which will be linked from http://www.web2summit.com.
Web Squared will define the theme of this year's annual invitation-only Web 2.0 Summit. In its sixth year, the event investigates how the Web is making business more efficient, culture more vibrant, and society more tolerant. Web 2.0 Summit will outline ideas for how the Web is evolving according to Web Squared, and takes place
Qi Lu (Microsoft Online Services Division)
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Attendance at Web 2.0 Summit is limited to maintain an intimate setting and foster dialog among participants. General attendee registration is by invitation only; interested parties may request an invitation at http://web2summit.com. Media credentials are also extended by invitation only.
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