Am I the only one that sees another major tech bubble burst in the not too near future?
The lead up patterns are the same. Make a site, wow the investors get some money.
The only difference with this one is people mashing together a site to perform a job nobody really needs or wants, tacking Web 2.0 to it (or calling it an obscure name) and hoping it will be snapped up by one of the big 3 - Google, Microsoft or Yahoo.
I have seen many 2.0 Apps boasting rounded corners, funky colors and AJAX thrown in for the hell of it and to be honest.....would I really use them? NO!!!
The only two I use is Flickr and Delicious. Why? Because they actually add some value to my life and genuinly allows me to do stuff I couldnt normally do. Plus, they were the first and continue to innovate.
Do we really need sub-par alternatives to the above? Do we really need 30 different customisable homepages or 40 different online calendars?