Will the UK catch the Web 2.0 wave? Or a burst of Bubble 2.0?

“They stole our revolution. Now We’re stealing it back”. So runs the tagline at the end of the weekly email newsletter for technology geeks, NTK.net. And although the slogan has been running since 1997, in 2006 the slogan has never been more appropriate. Standing outside a cold London town hall, watching hordes of mostly fresh-faced young men (I counted six women among 800) file in to a conference on the future of web applications, “stealing back the revolution” feels like an appropriate phrase. It’s a long way from an autumnal day in San Francisco, Oct 2004. But was this dawning of the mythical “Web 2.0” movement in the UK, or another false dawn for the Uk internet industry?

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