Just like a year ago, most of the buzz at the Web 2.0 Summit happened out in the halls and corridors of the Palace Hotel, during the breaks and luncheons and at the off-site parties (Microsoft, MySpace…).
Although the interest of some of the panel discussion was uneven, the speakers and attendees at the conference were just top notch.
And inspite the fact that you could watch much of the conference on a delayed video broadcast or read most of what have been said throughout the conference on news sites or blogs like TechPulse360, the interaction with those key players in their respective industries is just invaluable.
After Web 2.0 meets world, green might be the next killer app!
But at the end of the day, this year’s theme “Web Meets World” gave me the impression that the Web 2.0 phenomena was on its last leg. So what’s next?
For Tim O’Reilly who helped coined the term Web 2.0, there will no Web 3.0. So over the next year, we’ll probably see more of the same like the convergence of traditional and online media and social networking everywhere.
But if the last day of the Web 2.0 Summit is an indicator of what could be coming next, I’d say that Web Meets Green might well be the theme for next year’s event that will be hosted at the Westin hotel (formerly the Argent hotel) in San Francisco.
So “chapeau” again to hosts John Battelle and Tim O’Reilly for such a high quality roster and for pulling out another brilliant Web 2.0 Summit conference.