(Society for Technical Communication, n.d.) (Meloncon & Singleton, 2014)
(clip art)RSS is also known as Rich Site Summary. It is an XML file uploaded to an RSS host service, such as Feedburner.com, to create the feed. News aggregators and feed readers receive the “regularly changing content” and display it in one location (WhatisRSS, n.d.).
(Images 8, 1, & 2 respectively)The Open-Source Initiative (OSI) is a world-wide, non-profit organization that promotes open-source software. “Among other [support], we maintain the open-source definition, and a list of licenses that comply with that definition.” (OSI, 2014).GNU (GNU’s Not Unix) was developed in 1983 by Richard Stallman. According to searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.com, “The GNU Linux project was created for the development of a Unix-like operating system that comes with source code that can be copied, modified, and redistributed…with others, formed the Free Software Foundation in 1985.” (Rouse, 2008)“The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a non-profit with a world wide mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all free software users.” (FSF, 2014)
(clip art)The best part about wikis is they are free! Although, there are many web applications that provide a wiki platform, for internet, intranet, or extranet, as part of a business service for a low-cost (ELI, 2005).
(Image 4)As the most important contributor, social networking brought the masses to the web. This one concept is what will keep technology moving forward. Everybody wants to connect and we keep wanting more. “What is the next awesome social site I can sign up for?”
(Image 9)According to Socialmediainbusiness.com, the top five risks involved with putting a business in the social web are:Reputation managementSecurity IssuesEngaging in two-way dialogue and potential criticismTrust as part of the cultureWasting company time (Steve, 2012)
The good thing about smartphones is the apps. It does not matter what kind of phone you have, there is always an app repository. Android has the Google Play Store, iPhone has the App Store, and Windows has the Windows Marketplace for most of the popular social apps to further indulge Web 2.0.
(Image 6)An open-source operating system platform allows for custom-built ROMs, themes, and features, making your phone free from carrier-included restrictions, bloat ware apps, and forced advertising.
(Image 5)The Apple iPhone allows for iPhone specific apps only, but it does include the benefits of social media account synchronization for all popular apps. Unfortunately though, there is limited customization of settings.
Even with outside limitations, Windows phone users do have the luxury of synchronizing all documents with their mobile device, although the full mobile programs, such as Microsoft Office, do have a fee attached.
Metadata is a machine-readable language for all web content. The standards that describe metadata are the Resource Description Framework and Web Ontology. Web Ontologies are files that define relationships among groups of keywords (Hempel, 2009).
WEB 2.0 REVISITED
March 2, 2014
American Public University
WEB 2.0 TRENDS
• Content sharing
• Social networking
• Instant messaging
• Users create content
• Location-based services
• Search engines use keywords
• Internet beyond the computer
WEB 2.0 CONTRIBUTORS
A few of the most important contributors to
advancement in technology and the Internet for
Web 2.0 came from RSS, open-source
programming, wikis, social networking, and mobile
REALLY SIMPLE SYNDICATION - RSS
For regular Internet users, RSS solves the
problem of having to visit multiple web sites
daily, or more, to receive desired content.
Open source programming is the direct result of the
shift between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0. Project
collaboration and information sharing, along with
program coding, define open-source programming
Mozilla Firefox & Thunderbird
Wikis make real-time collaboration possible. Wikipedia, the online
encyclopedia, is undoubtedly the largest running wiki, but any project
that needs collaboration is possible with open-editing. Open-editing
allows anybody to edit the content. The wiki provider usually has a
back-up of changes made to avoid incorrect edits or spam.
New portable devices signified a “paradigm shift” in the way we use all
technology. Now, social media, blogging, wikis, and RSS is in our
pockets, along with the world wide web.
Android, iPhone, and Windows, along-side device manufacturers, make it all
possible to carry our Internet lives with us wherever we go.
• Social networking account synchronization with all apps
• Largest amount of free apps in the Play Store
• Open-source operating system platform lets you “Root”
Siri – Personal assistant
Email with built-in social networking capabilities
• Proprietary, Windows-specific apps and operating system
• Restriction of Windows competing apps and programs
• Limited customization of themes and settings
• Facebook Connect®
• “Real speech” search capabilities
• Browser as a personal assistant
• Location-based services
• Personal web
• Dynamic and interactive websites
WHERE ARE WE HEADED?
• Virtual or 3-D worlds
• Artificial Intelligence
• Normalcy of a higher technology
• Widespread and universal technology usage
Our web will
continue to evolve
over time. It seems
to shift about every
10 years by the
back-end and frontend applications
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