What is it?
What does it rely on?
What impact has it had?
Examples of Web 2.0 applications?
Make notes whilst watching each of the
following video clips:
David Gauntlett - Media and everyday life video
Xtra normal on David Gauntlett made by Reigate College students
Working with the people next to you, list 3 main points you can take
from Gauntlett’s video.
Wesch video - Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us
Working with the people next to you, sum up Wesch’s ideas in one
Web 2.0 is:
the culmination of user uploaded content available to the masses via the internet
from sasha sam and joey - web 2.0 is the term given to describe a second generation of the
world wide web. Which is focused on the ability for perople like us to collaborate and share
information onlineeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. BOOM.
the next step in bringing people of the world together via the web.
Web 2.0 allows people to share their content with others as well as contributing to other
A system that relys on users content; Anyone can contribute as long as they have access to
The concept of everyone having the ability to contribute and distribute over the world wide
Defining Web 2.0 – not easy!
‘Web 2.0 is a loosely defined intersection of web application features that
facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered
design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. A Web 2.0 site allows users
to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators
(prosumers) of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to
websites where users (consumers) are limited to the passive viewing of content
that was created for them.
Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing
sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups and folksonomies.’
See this link for a useful overview: http://www.techterms.com/definition/web20
What is needed in order for Web 2.0 to work /
What does Web 2.0 rely on?
consumers and prosumers access by the masses/ by many /by
Internet - www, Xml. user uploaded content and updates
Internet connection (broadband)Creative people with access to
The impact of Web 2.0 on:
No central point of power, removal of gatekeepers,
copywright can protect things but most things can be
accessed. Allows people to speak their minds - more
More people can upload their own products. Allows
people to be creative in their own unique ways - don't
need to follow established media conventions. Allows
people to speak their minds.
Wider diversity of content accessible
1. Create a blog post titled ‘Web 2.0’
2. Provide a definition of ‘Web 2.0’
3. Provide a definition of ‘Prosumer’
4. Give examples of Web 2.0 applications, including an explanation
for each of what makes them an example of Web 2.0.
5. Summarise Gauntlett’s ideas about Web 2.0
6. Summarise Wesch’s ideas about the Web
7. If you complete the above, do some research into the future of