View Full Version : Why “web 2.0″ works

04-03-2007, 02:19 PM
There’s an intersection of value at
a) products that are web service and plugin enabled
b) companies that provide interesting “net effect” services
For instance, tonight my hosting provider, Dreamhost (http://dreamhost.com), emailed and said that my feed was being hit so extensively that I was causing service interruptions on the other accounts on the machine.
First, to the other sites, and I have no idea who you are but I’m sorry!
Second, I was able to leverage a web 2.0 - ish service (http://feedburner.com) and plugin (http://orderedlist.com/wordpress-plugins/feedburner-plugin/) to instantly alleviate the pain (with a cached redirected version of my feed) and now I’m getting some cool extra stats on my RSS (who/how/what). All in < 30 minutes.
Because my blogging software (http://www.wordpress.org) works in the networked world, things happen easier and more naturally than me having to hack around a bunch of code special scripting/patching on my website. Plugins/Service/etc. It’s a grand new world.
PS - I guess I’m over that whole “bloggers block (http://www.nicholasgoodman.com/bt/blog/2007/03/20/honest-reflection-am-i-done-blogging/)” thing. Spouting out useless crap on my blog again.

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