Everyone knows that Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield were made for pretty photos. Flickr's founding couple does a great job sexing up the cover of the latest Newsweek as the poster children for the new feel of the Net. In case you missed the last three years of what Newsweek calls "the Living Web," here's an intro to the cast.
Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake: Founded Flickr, a photo-sharing site. Sold to Yahoo. Current occupation: showing that Yahoo can nurture the Flickr brand.
Joshua Schachter: Founded social bookmarking site del.icio.us. Also sold to Yahoo. Current occupation: reminding people where those dots go.
Mary Hodder: Founded Dabble, a video-sharing site. Current occupation: hopefully pulling Dabble out of private beta to play with all the other vid sites.
Tim O'Reilly: Defined "Web 2.0" in an epic essay. Current occupation: Running O'Reilly Media; secretly crafting "Web 3.0" essay.
Dalton Caldwell: Founded social IM service imeem. Current occupation: throwing parties.
Next up: Wow, Newsweek gets it.
The New Wisdom of the Web [Newsweek]