The Architecture of Participation

by Tim o`Reilly, June 2004

This is still one of the best articles I`ve ever read about web 2.0!

Key phrases:

» …we need to pay attention to the architecture of systems if we want to understand their effects.«

» …architecture may be more important than source code.«

»The web, however, took the idea of participation to a new level, because it opened that participation not just to software developers but to all users of the system.«

»Though no one thinks of HTML as an open source technology, its openness was absolutely key to the explosive spread of the web.«

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