What is Web 2.0?

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These are the slides for DPI-665, "The Politics of the Internet" class of Feb 6, 2012. The topic is "What is Web 2.0" and it implications for the political arena.

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What is Web 2.0?

  1. 1. DPI-665 Politics of the Internet “ What is Web 2.0” February 6, 2012 Micah L. Sifry CC-BY-NC-SA Audio here: http://www.livescribe.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/LDApp.woa/wa/MLSOverviewPage?sid=0pqrNpLwZsGp
  2. 2. Building on abundance <ul><li>Bottom-up </li></ul><ul><li>Accept all, filter afterwards </li></ul><ul><li>Let the crowd add value </li></ul>
  3. 3. Origin of the term Web 2.0 <ul><li>Tim O’Reilly, O’Reilly media and open source advocate </li></ul><ul><li>John Battelle, Industry Standard publisher, author “The Search” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Emergence <ul><li>How complex systems emerge from simple behaviors </li></ul>
  5. 6. Aspects of Web 2.0 <ul><li>Web services not web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic not static </li></ul><ul><li>The service automatically gets better the more people use it </li></ul><ul><li>Harness collective intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Open architecture means others can build on your platform </li></ul>
  6. 7. Google Maps platform
  7. 8. Craigslist data
  8. 9. HousingMaps.com mashup
  9. 10. Users contribute value
  10. 11. Delicious bookmark sharing
  11. 12. Flickr photo-sharing
  12. 13. Web 1.0 vs 2.0

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