• Tim O’Reilly mentions the question of who owns the data on which Web 2.0 runs. This, written in 2005, now seems prescient.
  • That said,  there is the undercurrent of monetization.  O’Reilly makes money off of Web 2.0 by selling books and organizing conferences and has on his radar the question of how others will seek to monetize it.
  • I’m having some difficulty with Web 2.0 storytelling.  Particularly when we consider crowdsourced storytelling and the proliferation of possible paths through a narrative, we see a corresponding breakdown in the sense of authorship and, to some degree, the sense of narrative.  Storytelling has been about beginning – middle – end , A -B – C .  When you lose the strong sense of starting and ending points, does narrative itself change in a fundamental way?