The web as a platform

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The web as a platform

  1. 1. The web as a platform
  2. 2. Cloud Computing
  3. 3. Netscape was entirely different to the browser we know today. It was the companies ‘flagship’ product, and acted as only a browser.
  4. 4. Online editing (google docs) Offline editing (Imovie)
  5. 5. Google Docs obsoletes programs such as Microsoft Office and Open Office. Google is the platform for these, which is different to Office.
  6. 6. Firefox and Internet explorer are browsers, meaning you have to search yourself where you want to go. 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.
  7. 7. Mozilla Sea Monkey – Web-browser, advanced e-mail, newsgroup and feed client, IRC chat, and HTML editing made simple -- all your Internet needs in one application. Sea Monkey is an open source application, which increases it as a platform.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. BitTorrent is an example of cloud computing which is a file sharing tool that enables users to download from multiple sources.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Server rooms • 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 docs. • 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.

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