Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Web 2.0 - in brief

Web 2.0 is this:
Websolutions created to let the user create and provide the content of the websolution itself? - see for example

RSS (subscribing to content via RSS readers)

Tagging, instead of the classic hierarchical organized content, we have it all in a database soup and adding tags help us find it, (Tags are metainformation which is the information you need to find the information you seek :-). And anyone is welcome to tag.

Did I miss something? Most other distinguishing features for Web 2.0 is covered by above, as far as I can see.

What we don't know yet, is how/if this will affect internet behavior, or simply just strengthen old behaviour. (people will read same content, but with RSS, go to same websites, but use tags insted of browsing, have more and easier ways of communicating, but be too shy to do it)



Anonymous Niham said...

Well, it´s a good start, but there must be more to it..

4:33 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Wikipedia has a good definition. But the base line is that it's the change from being a web site (and a walled garden) to being an interactive part of the web. Web 1.0 is still broadcast, web 2.0 is networked.

The social aspect comes up because people are intrinsically involved, though sometimes this gets a little too much air time as a seperate thing.

6:38 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

Yes, the wikipedia definition is good, altough I believe there is a debate right now about how accurate it is.

I think there is -maybe- a bit too much focus on the tools, and not enough on what we make with them.

I can mention a few websites commonly accepted to be 2.0 websites. But is that handful of sites enough to talk about "a new internet"?

On the other hand- those websites fulfill the criterias you mention - to be an interactive part of the web itself.

And.. that is actually a new internet...

6:56 AM  

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