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Recombinant Web

August 31st, 2005 · No Comments

Dan Farber writes:

A story on ZDNet today by Martin LaMonica connected me back to that BW story, compelling me to add another technology to the list: the recombinant Web. Martin refers to what I’m calling the recombinant Web (I’m probably not the first to utter the phrase) as Web mash-ups in his story. It’s not exactly the same as the music-related definition of mashing together a few pre-existing songs into something new, but it has the same flavor. Sometimes referred to as Web 2.0 (and there is debate in the blog echochamber about that name), the recombinant Web, Web mash-ups, Web 2.0 or just the next phase of Web evolution heralds the use of the Web as a platform for creating new kinds of user experiences and businesses. Jon Udell calls it remixable Web applications. Martin gives the example of Cheap Gas, which mashes GoogleMaps and GasBuddy together to locate gas stations with the lowest prices.

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