While I too hate the whole web 2.0 hype, the idea is about a more advanced website than the one we see today. I prefer to call it the Semantic Web as the creator of the web does… just seems more proper to keep in step with the king. As well, unlike Web 2.0, the semantic web is actually defined (ironicly, the web2.0 page is marked as too confusing for readers, since it’s hard to write a page about something that isn’t properly definable).
Anyway, if we’re going to create a browser (Flock) to better integrate with the semantic web (and therefore the nothing that web 2.0 adds other than buzz), we should do it right. Why force people to find the good web 2.0 sites on their own? I mean sure, flock points them at wordpress.com and Flickr immediately (the former of which refuses to let me type a post body), but is that really the best examples? I’m thinking they need to show off Netvibes and other AJAX desktops.
Why not as well throw up a gmail invite spooler on wordpress.com, and if the creator of the blog didn’t sign up with a gmail address offer one link to create one (and then no more)? This allows users who still haven’t made it in to have a chance. That, or show off the new yahoo mail based on oddpost.