What is Web2.0? Also known as the social web "Web 2.0" refers to a perceived second generation of web development and design, that facilitates communication, secure information sharing, interoperability, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Web 2.0 concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities, hosted services, and applications such as social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0
Characteristics of Web2.0 Read/write web Web as a platform Permanent beta Open source Radical trust
RSS Really Simple Syndication/Rich Site Summary Also known as news feeds Allows you to be notified when new content appears without having to visit a site. Easy way to receive updates from your favourite sites or blogs Can save you a lot of time
Social networking A social network service focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. Most social network services are web based and provide a variety of ways for users to interact including chat, messaging, email, video, blogging etc.
Bebo, MySpace, Facebook Bebo – 13 th most popular MySpace – 14 th most popular Facebook – 2 nd most popular
What is Twitter? Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users' updates known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters, displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have subscribed to them (known as followers). Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow anybody to access them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter