Economy’s Impact on Web 2.0?

October 22, 2008

This came up in my Google Reader this morning, and I immediately thought, “What would I do without Wikispaces?!”

“The economic crisis will ultimately eliminate open source projects and the “Web 2.0 free economy,” says Andrew Keen, author of The Cult of the Amateur. Along with the economic downturn and record job loss, he says, we will see the elimination of projects including Wikipedia, CNN’s iReport, and much of the blogosphere

Surely, the author of the original article is carrying things to logical extents, but it is always worth thinking about…  what if some of the free tools we use every day disappear tomorrow?

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