Web 2.0 - you see it mentioned all over the Internet. And it seems like Web 2.0 is the latest buzz word that is battered around in the news, forums, and blogs. Here is the best part. There is no current 100% correct definition of exactly what it is. Everyone seems to have a different take on it, yet we users should know what it is. And you might not even realize that you have been supporting the evolution of Web 2.0.
Wikipedia describes Web 2.0 as:
“Web 2.0 is the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the internet as platform, and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform. Chief among those rules is this: Build applications that harness network effects to get better the more people use them.“.
So there you have it. Simple and concise. And I am sure you understand exactly what this means. :-)
Web 2.0 is basically the use of such things as Wiki’s, like Wikipedia, which allows us users to modify what has been previously posted. And interact with others using websites such as My Space. Or to post videos sharing experiences using websites such as U Tube. And also to develop a completely new persona by using websites such as Second Life. And you throw into the mix, web based applications similar to Google’s My Doc’s, in which the application appears to be running right from the users desktop. Oh……. you need to throw in social networking also.
Like I said. Web 2.0 is still developing, evolving, and refreshing itself almost daily. But now that you have a general understanding of the theory, you can now awe your friends, family, relatives and strangers by using the latest in buzz words, like you know what you are talking about.