Messaging & Online Collaboration: Digg, Google Wave Seize Spotlight at Web 2.0 Expo
NEW YORKThe Web 2.0 Expo was not quite the news frenzy that its San Francisco-based brother Web 2.0 Summit was in 2009. But the show's creator, high-tech publishing guru Tim O'Reilly, provided some zing Nov. 17 by arguing that arms races between Google and Apple as well as Facebook and Twitter threaten to stifle the Internet as we know it. O'Reilly also said Microsoft would emerge as a major player in the open Web ecosystem. Digg founder Kevin Rose and Digg CEO Jay Adelson discussed the past, present and future of Digg, while Hunch Chief Product Officer Caterina Fake and Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd held forth on the social Web. Lifehacker founder Gina Trapani discussed some Google Wave use cases.