SCOTT KIDDER — Yeah yeah, we've all been Web 2.0ed out. After all, it's almost time for Web 3.0. But don't tell Poland — they're just getting started and are "coming on strong with world class Web 2.0!"
At least, that's what the "shiny e-brochure" received via email for a "Mr. Nick Edwards," who is apparently the editor here at Valleywag, said. The not-so-critically-acclaimed Web 2.0 Wave in the US and POLAND conference took place at Stanford University just a few short weeks ago.
Did you know that Poland has the largest Skype user base? Or the leading contribution to Wikipedia, per capita? But what does that have to do with Web 2.0? And why did Poland fall victim to the Web 2.0 hype machine, promising that "many companies are breaking new innovative ground in astounding ways." Yawn.
For any who may care, the full propaganda after the jump.
————— Forwarded message —————
From: Clay Bullwinkel <[redacted]>
Date: Nov 12, 2006 6:34 PM
Subject: "Web 2.0 Wave in the U.S. and Poland" - brochure
Mr. Nick Edwards
Dear Mr. Edwards,
Below is the shiny e-brochure announcing our event. Press can be admitted free of charge. We hope one or more of you can attend. Please also forward this to fellow journalists, friends, and Web 2.0 business people who may be interested.
Poland is coming on strong with world class Web 2.0. Many companies are breaking new innovative ground in astounding ways. It's about time that they get to know their U.S. counterparts and explore partnerships. Poland has the largest Skype user base, leading per capita contribution to Wikipedia, rampant proliferation of all kinds of media aggregation sites, leading interactive mobile TV technology, and other stunning infrastructure and user interface innovations.
If you or any of your press colleagues will be attending, please let me know with a quick email. I can then make proper arrangements at our registration desk. Thank you for your consideration.
Event Details [U.S.-Polish Trade Council]
The Sweet Very 1.0 Slides [Stanford.edu]
US and Polish Web 2.0 companies swap notes at Stanford [SiliconValleyWatcher]