Not a day after Puneet commented that I am “able to churn out so many high quality posts so often” (his words, unsolicited), I am having writer’s block.
I blame the Interwebs and Life in general for not being interesting enough today. So, in lieu of real content, I’m going to riff (tongue in cheek) on the laziness of New Web. Observe the core principles and cornerstones of Web 2.0 and their real world meanings:
- Blog: I am too lazy to proofread or even write full sentences, but you must read what I say. And link to it.
- Wiki: I am too lazy to make changes to HTML. Do it yourself.
- Social Network: I want to be wildly popular without building real relationships. That takes too much time and effort.
- Wisdom of Crowds: I don’t know the answer, so rather than do any work, I’ll ask a bunch of people and cherry-pick the good stuff.
- Crowdsourcing: I’m too lazy to do X. It sure would be great if I had a bunch of other people to help me do my work.
- Folksonomy: I’m too lazy to maintain a list of values. Do that yourself.
- Tagging: I didn’t bother coding any attributes because that’s too hard. Do it yourself.
- Perpetual Beta: Testing is too much work. Do it yourself.
- Lightweight Programming Models: Learning to code is too much work.
- RSS: I am too lazy to visit all the websites I want to read.
- Mashup: Why can’t everything be on a map?
- Web Service: I don’t want to build an integration, why don’t you build it for me?
That was fun. I love New Web, don’t get me wrong. I do feel like it has made me lazier, though.
What do you think? I know, more content, more Oracle, no more (More…) in the feed. You did this to me.