Web 2.0 is a phrase coined by O'Reilly Media in 2003 in reference to a perceived second generation of web-based communities and hosted services such as social-networking sites, wikis and blogs— which facilitate collaboration and sharing between users.
Although many of the most famous Web 2.0 tools are consumer applications there are two main reasons why Web 2.0 is relevant to business people.
The first has to do with reducing the costs associated with traditional enterprise applications. As any IT manager will tell you, it's expensive to install, configure, maintain, and upgrade essential software on personal computers and company servers — and even more so if you have lots of employees with lots of different computing needs.
Web 2.0 tools eliminate much of this hassle and expense because Web 2.0 applications reside on servers maintained by the vendors themselves.
User Created Content Paradigm Shift: From mass media to personal publishing From Code to Content From consuming to contributing
User Created Content- What are some examples you know of? MySpace Facebook wikipedia Webopedia YouTube wikispaces FlickR bebo But there are so many more blogs
User Created Content- most famous example Wikipedia
Web 2.0 tools are being used for new forms of Publishing and Researching: The CSIRO is one example of an organisation which is using blogs and wikis as collaborative tools for research and publishing
Read the following quote and guess who made this remark:
“ the consumer Web is moving at a very rapid pace, and so wikis, the idea that in some cases you want everybody to be able to contribute and come in, offer up their ideas, if you can just get the basic site organization right, the kind of creativity and participation from an organization that you can see can be very, very strong and really encouraging people, not a formal process, the wiki lets that happen.”
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Now onto some of the tools You do not have to deliver your assessment using these tools they are just an option. A report in MS word is fine