Jakob Nielsen Says Web 2.0 Is Bad, Opens Floor for Comments


Maybe ruffling a few feathers here and there, the BBC is reporting that “web usability guru,” Jakob Nielsen has announced that he believes that Web 2.0 is a detriment to good web design. Though it’s not as cut and dry as that, and he tends to make some good points, saying, essentially that jumping on the 2.0 bandwagon without having anything to back it up, say quality and consistency, is backward thinking. To create a bad metaphor, it’s sort of like having the housewarming before you’ve finished building the house and buying the grill. People will show up, but as soon as they realize what’s what, it’s just going to wind up being a very quiet party in a very empty lot. Makes sense.