Sunday, May 17, 2009

What is Web 2.0 ?

The “Web2.0″ pronounced “Web Two point Oh”: can be used as an adjective, noun, verb, adverb to describe a new technology, paradigm, and revolution.   Web 2.0, a retronym,  can be best described in contrast to Web 1.0, a new label since the existing label “Web” has become inadequate.  Web 1.0 can now be distinguished as mostly flat, two-dimensional, and filled with read-only content.  By contrast, Web 2.0 is characterized as being highly interactive, having a rich graphical user experiences, leveraging the long tail, harnessing collective intelligence, and tapping the wisdom of the crowds through opening of the web to read and write (O’Reilly, 2007).    Classic examples of Web 2.0 sites and services that focus on user generated content are YouTube for videos, Digg for news, Flickr for photos, and Wikipedia for encyclopedia articles. Below is a collection of resources and research to assist you in joining in the new web.

Web 2.0 Entry on Wikipedia

 Web 2.0 Framework Excellent pdf report 

Web 2.0 Directories & Ranking you can find a Web 2.0 solution for anything and everything

For More Information:
Browse through my favorite Web 2.0 bookmarks on diigo
Check out some of my favorite Web 2.0 presentations on slideshare
Watch some of my favorite Web 2.0 videos on youtube
Read some of my other Web 2.0 posts on my blog