James Governor provides his thoughts on the never-ending discussion around the definition of Web 2.0.

Following James' format, here are the differentiating characteristics between the Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 concepts as I see them:

web 1.0 - centralized
web 2.0 - distributed

web 1.0 - individual
web 2.0 - social, memetic

web 1.0 - content
web 2.0 - services and APIs

web 1.0 - readable
web 2.0 - writeable

web 1.0 - transmission
web 2.0 - syndication

web 1.0 - deliberate
web 2.0 - spontaneous, emerging

web 1.0 - static
web 2.0 - connected, dynamic

web 1.0 - rigid
web 2.0 - loosely couple