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Buzz word: Web 2.0 – But what is it?

Web 2.0 isn’t a thing…. Its a state of Mind.  Its a term invented by Tim O’Reilly and Dale Dougherty.
Web 2.0 is a term describing the trend in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to enhance creativity, information sharing, and, most notably, collaboration among users.

Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0
– AltaVista vs. Google
– Hotmail vs. Yahoo Mail
– Ofoto vs. Flickr
– Mp3.com vs. iTunes
– Geocities vs. Blogger
– MapQuest vs. Google Maps
– Encarta vs. Wikipedia
– Netscape vs. Firefox

So What Makes a Web 2.0 Application?
– Open Data
– Architecture of Participation
– Rich User Experience

Core Web 2.0 Technologies
– Open data through API’s and web services
– RSS
Ajax
– Web Standards (DOM Scripting, XHTML, CSS)

Some Cool Web 2.0 sites:
Google Maps
Flickr
Vimeo
WordPress
GMail
Writeboard
LastFm

Check out other cool Web 2.0 Sites

Resources on Web 2.0:
– Web 2.0 on Wikipedia
– Article by Tim O’Reilly

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July 11, 2008 Posted by | Technology, Web 2.0 | , | 1 Comment