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Vassil Mladjov

Don,
You are right. Web 2.0 is a real platform powered by blogs, wikis and social software in general. I am not sure if it is a platform based on content or based on tools and functionality yet. This is a new platform and it is true even more in the enterprise, where our platforms are transforming the way employees are starting to work, communicate, collaborate and share knowledge. This affects the value chain management of the company and increases productivity.
Web 2.0 is a new platform where being virtually connected to your content and your contacts is the most important part of the equation.

We started Blogtronix almost two years a go with the solo idea of creating a web enterprise platform, which combines blogs, wikis, and social networking. Today we have added many new tools (docs, RSS, tags, search, vlogging, etc) and now allow users to even create their own tools and applications within Blogtronix on the fly.

Web 2.0 is a real platform, there is no question about that.

Dietrich Kappe

Don,
I agree that the wiki and blog are very powerful tools for a certain kind of collaboration (see http://blogs.pathf.com/agileajax/2006/05/collaborative_s.html).

Where they fail, however, is when the workflow is different or more sophisticated than the simple publish-read-comment form of the blog or the free for all editing of the wiki.

Web-based document management has been around for a long time and the problems of parallel document editing have yet to be resolved in an elegant way. Blogs and Wikis get away from this issue by being largely unstructured. From what I've seen of WikiCalc, it doesn't even try to solve this issue. So unless businesses are willing to do their work with minimally structured blogs and wikis, the hard work is yet to be done.

Dennis Howlett

I'm with Vassil on this. They've done for me what it was taking ages to get done elsewhere. Guess what, they're on .NET - but I guess you knew that :)

Robert Scoble

Don, funny, I have two videos up with Blogtronix today on http://www.scobleshow.com.

Rosie

These comments have been invaluable to me as is this whole site. I thank you for your comment.

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