Because I’m not strong on business analysis, I try to stay out of the who-buys-who-and-why game. I didn’t mention, for example, that Yahoo bought Delicious last week. Yahoo seems to be acquiring or partnering with a bunch of social software and Web 2.0 tools.
Brian Lam has done some thinking on the subject, which seems to make sense:
Yahoo seems to be telling these people that they can start out with a web presence (with no visible branding from Yahoo in the domain or in the site) that is preloaded with all the bells and whistles of a Web 2.0 bleeding edge digerati guru right away.
Great. Now what will all the trouser-rubbing Web 2.0 bleeding edge digerati gurus do? Web 3.0, of course.