Web Squared: internet + crowd = SocialSphere

Web Squared: 20-22 October Web 2.0 Summit, San Francisco CA.

The web is not just a bunch of html/php/ruby/python/asp pages

The web is becoming part of our life.

It is not simply the popularity of Web 2.0 offerings that accounts for this increase, though the hockey stick growth of platforms like Twitter and Facebook is certainly dramatic. There’s also a qualitative change happening as the Web becomes more closely integrated with the real world via sensor-based smart phone applications. Web Squared is another way of saying “Web meets World.”

The scale, nature and speed of the data change what we mean by collective intelligence. Consider the obvious use case: internet-connected GPS applications that have built-in feedback loops, reporting your speed and using it to estimate your arrival time based on its knowledge of traffic ahead of you.