I have a Tech Beat article in the Times-Standard today. It’s my attempt to indicate where the web has been for quite some time, but where many small business site owners have not followed. Originally, most web sites were just presentations of information. Eventually, e-commerce created a level of interactivity for many sites. But with new easier to use applications and development tools, much of the web has gone far beyond buy and sell interactions. Dynamic content, user contributed content and tools for getting things done have made the web a platform for communication and collaboration. I tried to keep the article simple with some concrete examples and avoided jargon such as Web 2.0, RSS and social networking.

Let me know what you think!