The Gather-ing Storm

Rob Hof

Yikes, I guess the hype about Web 2.0 is starting to reverse course. Just as the new blogger network Gather gets $6 million more in venture funding, bloggers are falling all over themselves to dump on it. No surprise that some of the knocks come from competitors such as Jason Calacanis and those like Kent Newsome who worked on failed antecedents. But some of the most critical comments are coming from folks who normally are quite open to new Web 2.0 companies, such as Mike Arrington and Om Malik. Steve Rubel even thinks it's another sign that a Web 2.0 crash is coming.

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