Newsweek Magazine's latest cover (April 3, 2006) shows the co-founders of the online photo collaboration site Flickr, Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake. The article goes on to explain the web 2.0 movement in simple terms for all of its readers that may not know what an "API" is or think "Ajax" is a disinfectant cleaner. The article introduces Flickr, MySpace and a few other web 2.0 companies.
I think the most interesting item to note in the article is the bit about MySpace and how just about every Monday MySpace has record registration numbers. Tom Anderson, CEO and co-founder of MySpace says:
"Talk to me any Monday and we have probably set a new record."
Anderson believes one of these Mondays MySpace will pass up Yahoo as the traffic leader on the entire web. The most amazing part is that MySpace has caught on all my word of mouth.
I think the article is a much needed piece about the web 2.0 movement. It should help to get some of the web 2.0 principles like RSS and user generated content out into the mainstream which should help with adoption of some of these concepts. John Cook points to some other perspectives on the article.