Google Docs obsoletes programs such as Microsoft
Office and Open Office.
Google is the platform for these, which is different to
Firefox and Internet explorer are
browsers, meaning you have to
search yourself where you want to
Whereas google has
many applications and
can be used as a sort of
OS. This is an example of
using the web as a
platform for many apps.
Mozilla Sea Monkey –
Web-browser, advanced e-mail, newsgroup
and feed client, IRC chat, and HTML editing
made simple -- all your Internet needs in
Sea Monkey is an open source application, which increases
it as a platform.
Steam is a good example of web as a platform. Instead of having the games on
Hardware, such as CD’s, you download the games straight onto your computer.
BitTorrent is an example of cloud computing
which is a file sharing tool that enables users
to download from multiple sources.
Flickr is a popular file sharing tool which utilize
cloud computing by enabling its users to share
and embed their photographs in various forms
of social media, i.e. Twitter.
Amazon.com the international online retailer,
have large store houses which emphasises
‘The Long Tail’ effect of holding large amounts
of stock, as compared to a high street retailer.
• There are huge servers that hold vast amounts of data that is saved online.
• These are called server rooms.
• They hold all of our Facebook photos, all our Youtube videos and all our Google
• They can be used as a way to back up our data, and if any of the servers go down
they have failsafe systems that means you wont lose your beloved pictures.