Network effects from user contributions are the key to market dominance in the Web 2.0 era.
Link by link, click by click, search is building possibly the most lasting, ponderous, and significant cultural artifact in the history of humankind: the Database of Intentions.
—John Battelle, The Search
Web 2.0 is a massive social experiment...this is an opportunity to build a new kind of internationalunderstanding...citizen to citizen, person to person.
—Lev Grossman, TIME
One of the powerful things about networking technology like the Internet or the Web or the Semantic Web...is that the things we’ve just done with them far surpass the imagination of the people who invented them.
—Tim Berners-Lee, interviewed by Peter Moon, IDG Now