Tracking Web 2.0

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June 11, 2005

About TechCrunch

Posted by Michael Arrington

TechCrunch is a weblog dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing every newly launched web 2.0 business, product and service. In addition to new companies, we will profile existing companies that are making an impact (commercial and/or cultural) on the web 2.0 space.

TechCrunch is edited by Michael Arrington and Keith Teare, with frequent input from guest editors. It is part of the Archimedes Ventures network of companies.

What is “web 2.0″? There are entire websites dedicated to trying to define it in a succinctly. Here is Wikipedia’s entry on web 2.0. At Archimedes, we think of web 2.0 as the inevitable evolution of the web from a read-mostly medium to a read-write, or two-way medium (think geocities v. weblogs). Web 1.0 was static html pages. Web 2.0 is dynamic and interactive, and more fully exploits network effects. Web2.0 applications leverage key new web application frameworks like Ruby on Rails and AJAX.

We are seeing the separation of content from its old forms. Text is no longer necessarily embedded in a web page, it can be syndicated through RSS or ATOM. Audio is no longer tied to the Radio network. It can be Podcast or streamed or downloaded. TV shows are no longer necessarily tied to TV Networks. They can be delivered on demand across IP networks. And so on.

These trends throw many business models into question. New companies are being created to leverage these trends. We will profile them here.

Like all good web 2.0 services, this site will be a two-way communications medium. Comments, trackbacks and other feedback will be welcome. We will distribute this content in every way our readers want it – our website, RSS, Atom, email, and other web 2.0 distribution mechanisms that companies that we profile will think up!

If you’d like to contact TechCrunch with suggestions, comments, corrections, errors or new company announcements, please email us at


  1. Awesome blog - subscribed!

    Comment by Ben — June 13, 2005 @ 7:05 pm

  2. My web 2.0 stuff (if you have *really* quiet days), friendr, foopad.

    Comment by Ben — June 13, 2005 @ 7:06 pm

  3. Superb blog - keep up the great work guys - look forward to what’s to come

    Comment by Dave Killeen — June 16, 2005 @ 9:50 am

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  5. Mike, congratulations on this interesting and informative website. Wish you the best of luck and hope Sue and I can get up to see your parents in Washington. Rich Panelli

    Comment by Rich Panelli — June 19, 2005 @ 9:17 pm

  6. Great to see this blog! I subscribed.

    Comment by Hans on Experience — July 4, 2005 @ 1:08 pm

  7. Thank you!

    Comment by Michael Arrington — July 4, 2005 @ 1:17 pm

  8. […] has posted a list of its Blog 100. TechCrunch made the list.. Now I am not one to place a lot of credence of winning honors from within the industry. However, on this occasion I would like to recognise the work Mike Arrington has been doing here. Mike has been a friend for many years and a partner in Archimedes more recently. He started TechCrunch quite recently and has now been recognized by His parties are the talk of the town and TechCrunch has become a part of the discussion about Web 2.0. Mike loves doing this and his focus is absolute. I’m sure it’s just the beginning.Hats off to him for the hard work and sheer dedication is getting to this point. Tags: Web2.0, TechCrunch Categories: Profiles | Bookmark this post with […]

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