Why does the internet work? It can be summed up with three simple concepts
People want to create. We simply do. Web 2.0 is largely about creating. It is about making stuff that is digitally mine. My Amazon page, MySpace, my website, my lists, my profile, My Facebook friends. Mine, me. I am egocentric. I want my voice, my blog, my youtube channel, my book reviews. I know there are some out there that don't find this all that appealing, but so many millions do. So many people want to create their own stuff. The internet works because people want to create.
People want to connect. We simply do. Web 2.0 is also about connecting. I can create a huge collection of stuff, but I want to share it I want others to read my book reviews, I want others to see my funny video of my son spitting out his first pickle, I want to connect and collaborate. The internet works because people want to connect.