Web 2.0

Definition:

Web 2.0 is the shift of the internet from a static information resource to a dynamic platform for user participation and interaction. Web 2.0 is not simply accessing information but interacting with it, developing, discussing, collaborating and sharing.

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The web has  gone from a read only platform to a read-write interactive experience. It is the Hub of a collective intelligence. The above diagram shows the comparison of web 1.0 and web 2.0 and the level of user participation in each phase.

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Things such as blogs, social media and  RSS are all part of web 2.0. It is not a specific technology but rather a platform of user interaction. The image shows just a few of the ever multiplying sites designed for and enabled by the concept of web 2.0.

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User participation is the key of web 2.0. The above diagram lists other aspects and benefits of Web 2.0

[All images are screen grabs from the week 1 lecture published by UWS. Here is a summarisation of that lecture. https://idlnotation.wordpress.com/lectures-2/week-1-web-2-0-and-convergence/ ]

here is a useful link for understanding web 2.0 – webopedia – http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/W/Web_2_point_0.html

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