The BBC recently had a contest to see who could come up with the best concept for a new design rethinking the BBC as "Web 2.0".
Here is their winning design:
Below is the current BBC home page. It emphasizes information. News in 33 languages. Intelligent stories of what is going on in the world. It could use a redesign, but not an information restructuring. The information is the strong point of the web site.
News in the US has been going downhill for decades. The American news is filled with crap, and the BBC is one of the few decent major news providers that offers information about what is going on in the world. This looks like the decline of the BBC. They may not be planning to convert their site to that design, but choosing it as a winning design may be a warning of things to come.
Will they go ahead with something this ridiculous? Their new collaboration with Microsoft "includes plans for next-generation web 2.0 and ways to share online content in the future."
Sounds terrible. If you would like to voice your opinion about it, you can leave a comment for the BBC here.