The next installment of Newsweek Magazine's Next Frontiers series takes a look at how popular Web.2.0 Social-Networking sites like Flickr, Digg, YouTube, and MySpace are changing the way we use the Internet. In the April 3 Newsweek cover story, "Putting The 'We' in Web," (on newsstands Monday, March 27), Senior Editor Steven Levy and Silicon Valley Correspondent Brad Stone examine how user-generated Web sites are ruling the Internet and leading the next tech boom.
MySpace is the prime hangout of 65 million (mostly young) people and thousands of rock bands, movie stars and marketers begging for their attention. Flickr built a 2.5 million-member community solely around a passion for sharing photos. The generic term for this user-generated movement, especially among the hundreds of new companies jamming the waiting rooms of venture-capital offices, is Web 2.0, but that's misleading-some supposedly Web 1.0 companies like eBay and Google have been clueful about this all along. A more fitting description comes from Mary Hodder, the CEO of a social-video- sharing start-up called Dabble. "This is the live web," she tells Newsweek.
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