Web 2.0 is a term describing many different kinds of websites ,websites that provide a platform where end-users(terminals) have control over the content of sites.
Web 2.0 is a client-sided application, meaning end-users, people sitting at their computer, can categorize, tag and store data on the Web and share it with others.
What it Refers?
“Web 2.0” refers to a second generation of web development and design that facilitates communication, secure information sharing and collaboration on the World Wide Web.
How it Differs from Web1.0?
Web1.0 is seen as a "static" thing, like a magazine. We can see, enjoy or dislike it ,but it stay the same until changed by the publisher.( Allow only one end controlling ).
"Web2.0 they are applications" are ones that are "user-generated" or "user-shaped". Instead of being "published" by someone, the people using the site "publish" the content and “edit”.(Allow Multiple controllers at a time).
What it includes..
Web 2.0 includes following with brief.. * Social Networking- a web site for sharing the pictures,videos and messages with friends. * Wikis -a web site that allows contributes to easily add,remove or edit content. * Blog- a web site that is set up as a journal or log. * Craig list- a website devoted to free classified advertisements
* Mash up – A web site application that combines information from multiple sources to make a new type of services.(Zillow.com) * Podcast – Audio or video placed on a website for download and playback on a personal computer or portable or portable music devices. * RSS(really simple Syndication)- A service that sends alerts about updates of websites content
Web 2.0 encourages greater collaboration among webmasters and visitors, so that interactive communities are created on the Web.
Web 2.0 approaches the Web as a platform for building conversation and communities.
The “new” Web focuses more on social networking and sharingthrough various means including through blogs, wikis, and more.
The philosophy behind Web 2.0 is one that promotes an “architecture of participation” where all visitors and users have the opportunity to contribute to a site’s development an progress.
The Web no longer serves as an entity in itself, but rather as a platform individuals can use to connect with others.
Web 2.0 is a popular term used to describe an old system but a new way of thinking about and using the Internet. If you are an visitor or business owner, you will find 2.0 is a great tool for promoting your business and establishing your credibility on the Web.