The survivors of the 2001 dot com bust 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 indeed. O’Reilly (of O’Reilly Media) met with Dale Dougherty 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 platform.
Chief among those rules is this: Build applications that harness network effects to get better the more people use them.”
Web 2.0 is considered to be an upgrade to World Wide Web. This is an improved version of web by adding new technologies such as blogs, social book marking, wikis, podcasts and RSS feeds. The Web before the dot com crash is often referred to as Web 1.0.
Some of the difference between web 1.0 and web 2.0 are,
Web 1.0 Web 2.0
DoubleClick replaced by Google AdSense
Ofoto replaced by Flickr
Akamai replaced by BitTorrent
mp3.com replaced by Napster
Britannica Online replaced by Wikipedia
Personal websites replaced by blogging
Domain name speculation “ search engine optimization
Page views “ cost per click
Screen scraping “ web services
Publishing “ participation
Content management systems “ wikis
Directories (taxonomy) “ tagging (“folksonomy”)
Stickiness “ syndication
These are very few differences between web 1.0 and web 2.0, but there are more to be noted.
You will notice, if you look carefully that the commonality of many of the differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 is that Web 1.0 was driven and controlled by the ‘powers-that-be’ and Web 2.0 is driven by users.
Another main advantage is web 2.0 is very user-friendly and even average man can make profit by using this. The technologies used in web 2.0 act as bridge between People and to their money making dream. Technologies introduced by web 2.0 are easy to use and more user interactive.web2.0 has also become platform for participation.
Blog is a word that is derived from blending of two words “web” &”log”, “Blog”. Early in web history peoples could build personal webpages. But it is worthless to use. Still these websites are static websites. Owners of this websites can post his information about himself or his interest but only owner can post or comment about the information. The informations are just read-only.
Here comes web 2.0, they developed blogging software. This allows visitors to comment or to ask question about the information posted by owners who have personal webpages.
Because of this facility, today blog become very big buzz and very useful for the owners to improve their business by getting suggestion from visitors.
Social bookmarking is more or less a by-product of blogging but it is based on the same basic technology.
Social bookmarking sites such as Delicious, allow their users to upload their own favorite site bookmarks so that everybody else in the world can see and use those bookmarks.
When a user uploads his favorite site bookmarks into his online account, a backlink is created to that site. When enough people click on the link, the site that has been book marked gets indexed and gains a rank by search engines.
It is a form of user driven advertisements that is far more successful than any kind of paid-for advertising can ever be. There are a great many social bookmarking sites on the Internet now and new software is being developed all the time that makes these sites more and more productive as advertising tools and traffic driving tools.
A short definition of Wiki is “Wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. Wiki supports hyperlinks and has simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages on the fly.”
In short Wiki technology allows editing of material posted on a website by the poster or by others. The best example of Wiki technology is action on the Internet is Wikipedia. In the old Web 1.0 way to doing things the owner of a website had full control over all material that was posted to the website and only website owners could edit material posted on the website.
The acronym RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and is yet another Web 2.0 feature that allows the web to be driven by people rather than by the powers-that-be. Those who use RSS content use reader or aggregator technology. Users subscribe to these feeds.
The reader or aggregator then checks the user’s website and when the site has new content, it is picked up and sent to the user. That is a rather simplified explanation but that is basically how it works.
A client based reader or aggregator is a stand-alone program that is attached to an existing program such as a web browser or an email reader.
A web-based reader or aggregator makes the user’s feeds available on any computer with web access.
Podcasts or Webcasts:
As broadband internet connect connections and wireless networks become more and more common throughout the entire world, the podcast or webcast is gaining in popularity.
While people do still read, they are better at looking and listening to information thanks to television, hence, the advent of podcasts or webcasts. You can find and tune into podcasts or webcasts on almost any subject imaginable today. Those who have blogs are making use of this technology to sell products and to promote their websites in record numbers.
Originally posted 2009-04-11 17:52:42. Republished by Blog Post Promoter