The term “Webloging” is first used by Jorn Bargerto to describe what he and other Internet
Pioneers were doing on their sites
Blogger is introduced, providing an easy-to-use tool allowing users to readily create and update Weblogs
Wikipedia adds new feature “Wisdom of Crowds.” This feature is an underlying principal to Web 2.0. As stated by James Surowiecki, a columnist for the magazine The New Yorker, “This principal says that large groups of people collaborating together on a problem can find the right answer better than individual experts working alone or in small groups.”
Myspace is introduced allowing people to build a network of friends and post profiles, blogs, pictures, videos and music
Flickr launches enabling users to easily upload and share their photos
Mark Zuckerberg founded the social networking website Facebook
Google presents Gmail
This Webmail service uses Ajax technology to provide all the capabilities of desktop e-mail software
The 3 millionth weblog is created.
-remember that in 1999 there were only 23 weblogs existing
O’Reilly and Associates sponsored the first Web 2.0 conference
Web 2.0 conferences are since held annually
Digg is introduced
It uses the “wisdom of crowds” feature to locate interesting articles and present them in order of importance
Wikipedia’s page on web 2.0 goes live.
It is very basic at first
Youtube is created alowing users to upload, view and share their own video clips.
Google produces Google maps
This feature is an example of rich user interface
The backrub search engine, which later became Google, was developed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin
This search engine determines which webpage is best for any given subject by analyzing which pages has the most links from other pages on that same subject
The social networking and micro-blogging service “Twitter” was launched