Don’t call me DOM

9 October 2009

Web 2.0 illustrated

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I am by no mean good at making graphics, but I very much like the idea of turning complex ideas into easier-to-grasp graphics.

As I was invited to talk about “Web 2.0” a month ago at the WITFOR conference, I wanted to use a graphic that would illustrate Tim O’Reilly’s definition of Web 2.0 in 7 points.

I started to look for existing illustrations that I could re-use, but while there are many illustrations of what Web 2.0 is in general, I didn’t find any that focused on Tim’s “official” definition; since a big part of the message I wanted to convey was that Web 2.0 was not (only) a buzzword but was actually a fairly well-defined concept, I couldn’t just re-use any of these vague illustrations.

So I came up with the following illustrations (thanks to InkScape and OpenClipArt) that I’m releasing under a creative common license in the hope that they can be re-used and improved.

Web 1.0 Illustrated
“Web 1.0” Illustrated by Dominique Hazael-Massieux
licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Creative Commons License (original SVG)

Web 1.0 Illustrated
Web 2.0 Illustrated by Dominique Hazael-Massieux
licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Creative Commons License (original SVG)

2 Responses to “Web 2.0 illustrated”

  1. Kingsley Idehen Says:

    Nice illustrations. If I may, would you consider adding a Web 3.0 illustration? Just label the connectors using CURIEs, and if possible show the 3rd interaction dimension that they expose i.e., explicit connections to data representations of people, places, and other things :-)

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Picture of Dominique Hazael-MassieuxDominique Hazaël-Massieux (dom@w3.org) is part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Staff; his interests cover a number of Web technologies, as well as the usage of open source software in a distributed work environment.