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Web 2.0 logo chart - updated for 2009 (dead companies)

X - game over

 

Updated version of this chart.

 

More details on my blog: meish.org/2009/05/13/game-web-2over/

 

Update: Four additional things you should know about this work:

1. This image is an update of a well-known earlier work which was created in 2006.

2. I have updated the image for the sake of accuracy, and not to call fail on Web 2.0. This is similar to redrawing a map which features Prussia - an interesting historical artefact, but you wouldn't want to navigate by it.

3. The original creator of the web 2.0 logo collage made the decision about which companies to include or exclude, based on his own criteria (which I don't know, but could be success, buzz, logo design or something else).

4. Because of this, it should be completely obvious that this list of companies wasn't comprehensive at the time (there were many more web 2.0 startups at the time that weren't featured) and isn't now (there are hundreds of exciting and successful startups which have launched since 2006 and which aren't featured). Many things on the internet are subjective and selective. The original collage was one. If your/favourite company isn't featured above, sorry; this is why.

 

If anyone would like to make a new collage of startups in this genre for 2009, I've made an additional version with blank spaces in:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/meg/3537830117/

 

There are plenty of interesting companies which could fill those gaps!

 

If you do something with it, I'd be very interested to see it - please post the link in the comments.

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Taken on May 16, 2009