It was not disturbing until now, but now i am done with it. Like the meaningless "Web 2.0" expression, i hate the "Social web". Everything is social: Social experiments, Social meet up, social media, social service (mmmm sounds political), social features, social pizzas,...whatever...
Over time expressions like those become empty, specially when mainstream media take them and abuse them. It's been a long time i dropped the Web2 and talk only about "The Web". Not because i want to be different, but because this is what it is. The Web2.0 phenomenon has spread so much that there is no more difference between the pre-Web2.0 era and post web2.0 era
The same thing is happening with the soon to be gone expression "Social Web". It all started with Social Networks and, Social connectors...but soon people will realize that the whole web is about people connection and enabling them. Whatever the platform.
So from today i am dropping this expression and will use instead the "Connected Web" which is more generic and between us, sounds also better
You will probably say. But the web was always "connected". No. The web until a few years was mainly a broadcast platform more than a platform that really connects and enable conversation and exchange. A connected layer is being slowly but surely added to any single type of service we are using from videos, to picture sites, ecommerce, news of course...you name it . The new/next web is about making those connections much more powerful
What do you say?