Web 2.0 and the Future of Pervasive Computing

Friday, June 09, 2006

Slashdot Goes 2.0 - Is that enough?

Slashdot, the website that has made its mark offering "news for nerds," has officially gone "2.0." The new version of the web site is chalked full of "Ajaxy" components that can be expanded and collapsed at will.

I love Slashdot and still use it regularly, but that upgrade was a bit weak and - frankly - did not add much to the user experience. It most definitely did not help differentiate them from their rapidly growing competitor - Digg.

As the market for news aggregators becomes more cluttered, I wonder what our heroes will do to stay alive. Hopefully, they have a plan because if they don't they may share the same fate as the boom from whence they came.

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  • At 5:16 PM, Anonymous apartments miami said…

    Well, I guess I have to agree with you on this issue. The first release was really great, but this one came out a bit flat. It didn't really add much to it like what we would have expected.

    Bottomline is that they start well and follow-up it up with something okay. They could do better.


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