I’m also not a fan of Web 2.0, but that one is livable. An email thread with Paul coined a new term or at least introduced me to one, social apps.
I’m not sure if he came up with that on his own, or if he heard it at the Gartner Web Innovation Summit in Vegas this week. The event’s description is “Harnessing the New Web”. I like to think I coined that term as an alternative to Web 2.0, but anyway, I like the cut of their jib.
Andrew McAfee is also there, so maybe he came up with it, redeeming himself for Entersnore 2.0. I’ll give Paul the credit because he drives the bus.
I love the term. For me, it’s a next step for software that Enterprise 2.0 never came close to describing. Social apps are what we at AppsLab want to build and evangelize throughout the Applications division, Oracle, and eventually the world.
People do work, not transactions or business objects. So shouldn’t enterprise applications be social in nature?
Here’s the progression as I see it:
- Web 2.0 (or New Web): Social concepts, collaboration, community applied to Interwebs.
- Enterprise 2.0: Technologies that facilitate social consumer applications, applied to work, inside the firewall or securely over the Interwebs.
- Social Apps: Applications built around people and what we do every day and how we interact with each other.
Watch this space for more social apps coverage. Yeah, we’ll talk about the other two when we get bored, but social apps are what we live and breathe.