Press Room

Press Release: November 7, 2006

O'Reilly Radar's "Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices" Reveals the What, Why, Who, and How of Web 2.0

San Francisco, CA--At the Web 2.0 Summit today, O'Reilly Media released Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices, a new report that spells out what Web 2.0 is, why it matters, who's getting it right, and how to implement it. Written by John Musser with Tim O'Reilly and the O'Reilly Radar team and available in PDF and print formats, the report expands and updates ideas originally outlined in Tim O'Reilly's paper, "What is Web 2.0," released at last year's Web 2.0 Conference.

"We created this report for people who need to understand not just what Web 2.0 is, but how to apply its principles to their business," said Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media. "Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices fleshes out the ideas driving Web 2.0 and then shows how those ideas play out in the marketplace. And if you're serious about incorporating Web 2.0 into your business or project, working with the report's self-assessment tools will set you on the proper path."

Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices:

  • Identifies eight core patterns that are keys to understanding and navigating the Web 2.0 era
  • Details the problems each pattern solves or opportunities it creates
  • Explains the technological, economic, and demographic market trends driving the development and adoption of Web 2.0
  • Illustrates best practices through case studies of industry leaders
  • Provides tools for hands-on self-assessment

A free PDF excerpt, which includes the Executive Summary plus a section of the report on one of the eight Web 2.0 design patterns, "Perpetual Beta," is available for download.

Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices
by John Musser with Tim O'Reilly and the O'Reilly Radar Team
November 2006
101 pages
ISBN: 0-596-52769-1
PDF $375; PDF plus print copy, $395
1-800-998-9938; 1-707-827-7000

About O'Reilly

For almost 40 years, O’Reilly Media has provided technology and business training, knowledge, and insight to help companies succeed. Our unique network of experts and innovators share their knowledge and expertise through the company’s Safari training and learning platform and at O’Reilly conferences. As a SaaS learning platform, Safari delivers highly topical and comprehensive technology and business learning solutions to millions of users across enterprise, consumer, and university channels. For more information visit

Return to: O'Reilly Press Room

Press Contacts

Media Relations – Corporate & North America

Fama PR

Media Relations – Japan

Fumi Yamakawa
+81 3-3356-5227

Media Relations – United Kingdom

Helen Codling
+44 (0) 1252 721284