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  • 1.
    • The term “Webloging” is first used by Jorn Bargerto to describe what he and other Internet
    • Pioneers were doing on their sites
  • 2.  
  • 3.
    • Blogger is introduced, providing an easy-to-use tool allowing users to readily create and update Weblogs
  • 4.
    • 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.”
  • 5.
    • Myspace is introduced allowing people to build a network of friends and post profiles, blogs, pictures, videos and music
  • 6.
    • Flickr launches enabling users to easily upload and share their photos
  • 7.
    • Mark Zuckerberg founded the social networking website Facebook
  • 8.
    • Google presents Gmail
      •  This Webmail service uses Ajax technology to provide all the capabilities of desktop e-mail software
  • 9.
    • The 3 millionth weblog is created.
    • -remember that in 1999 there were only 23 weblogs existing
  • 10.
    • O’Reilly and Associates sponsored the first Web 2.0 conference
    •  Web 2.0 conferences are since held annually
  • 11.
    • Digg is introduced
    •  It uses the “wisdom of crowds” feature to locate interesting articles and present them in order of importance
  • 12.
    • Wikipedia’s page on web 2.0 goes live.
    •  It is very basic at first
  • 13.
    • Youtube is created alowing users to upload, view and share their own video clips.
  • 14.
    • Google produces Google maps
    •  This feature is an example of rich user interface
  • 15.
    • 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
  • 16.
    • The social networking and micro-blogging service “Twitter” was launched
  • 17.