Web 2.0 – What’s it All About?

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If this is not your first day on the web you may have witnessed,
were a victim of or have at least heard about the bursting of the
dot com bubble in the fall of 2001. Fortunes that had been made
overnight were lost overnight.

The sky was falling. It was a very scary time for a lot of
people. Some said that the World Wide Web was just a
flash-in-the-pan idea that had been over-hyped and that the
crash was irrefutable proof of that fact.

There were, however, some survivors of the 2001 dot com
bust. The survivors had a few important commonalities and
there were those who insisted that the World Wide Web was
more important than ever and had a very bright future

One of those who saw the results of the 2001 dot com bust as
a ‘glass half full’ rather than a ‘glass half empty’ was a
man by the name of Tim O’Reilly. O’Reilly (of O’Reilly
Media) met with Dale Dougherty เว็บตรง of Media Live International
in 2004. Out of that meeting the term ‘Web 2.0’ was born.

The definition that Tim O’Reilly gives for Web 2.0 is: “Web
2.0 is the business revolution in the computer industry
caused by the move to the internet as platform, and an
attempt to understand the rules for success on that new

Chief among those rules is this: Build applications that
harness network effects to get better the more people use

Web 2.0 can be viewed as an upgrade to the World Wide Web.
It is still the web but it is a new and improved version of
the web.

New technologies such as blogs, social bookmarking, wikis,
podcasts and RSS feeds are just a few of the technologies
that are helping to shape and direct Web 2.0.

The Web before the dot com crash is often referred to as Web
1.0 now but only since the coining of the term Web 2.0.


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