6. WEB 2.0

WEB 2.0

SUMMARY OF WEB 2.0

The terms was first coined in 2005 by Tim O’Reilly. Some examples of web 2.0 sites are Muttink, Cameron Roll and Viget.

  • The key idea of Web 2.0 is that it allows users to create contents for publications. Secondly, this idea is supported or refined by concepts such as crowd-sourcing and folksonomy. Next, the data is huge, sharable and ‘mash’-able. For example Companies like Google has core competencies in area of data management and networking and these data can be shared via APIs which are application programming interfaces. Fourthly, Web 2.0 encourages community, collaboration and sharing. An example of this is the Wikipedia site. Besides, Web 2.0 encourages community, collaboration and sharing. Futhermore, it is regarding its network effects, where the more people use a Web 2.0 tool, the more its value. Lastly, data in web 2.0 is open to everyone. The data becomes knowledge and information.

Some of the words associated with Web 2.0 are AJAX, REST, lightweight programming, APIs. Web 2.0 also helps in education as it shares knowledge with everyone.

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