What is Web 2.0 ? Web 2.0 is commonly associated with web development and web design that facilitates interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design and collaboration on the World Wide Web. It includes web-based communities, hosted services, web applications, social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, and blogs.
More about Web 2.0 A Web 2.0 site allows its users to interact with other users or to change website content, in contrast to non-interactive websites where users are limited to the passive viewing of information that is provided to them.
Technology overview Web 2.0 websites typically include some of the following features and techniques. Andrew McAfee used the acronym SLATES to refer to them. Search Links Authoring Tags Extensions Signals
Web 2.0 Usage The popularity of the term Web 2.0, along with the increasing use of blogs, wikis, and social networking technologies, has led many in academia and business to coin a flurry of 2.0s, including Library 2.0, Social Work 2.0, Enterprise 2.0, PR 2.0, Classroom 2.0, Publishing 2.0, Medicine 2.0, Travel 2.0, Government 2.0 etc.
Web 2.0 Tools : del.icio.us del.icio.us pronounced as "delicious" is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks
Web 2.0 Tools : Slide Share <ul><li>SlideShare is the world's largest community for sharing presentations . </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the things you can do on SlideShare:- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Embed slideshows into your own blog or website. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share slideshows publicly or privately. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synch audio to your slides. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market your own event on slideshare. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join groups to connect with SlideShare members. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download the original file </li></ul></ul>
Web 2.0 Tools : Wikispaces A wiki is a website that uses wiki software, allowing the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked Web pages, using a simplified markup language or a WYSIWYG text editor, within the browser. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites, to power community websites, for personal note taking etc. Most wikis serve a specific purpose, and off topic material is promptly removed by the user community. Such is the case of the collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia.
Web 2.0 Tools : Picasa Albums Picasa Web Albums allows to share photos via the Web. For organizing photos, Picasa has file importing and tracking features, as well as tags and collections for further sorting. It also offers several basic photo editing functions, including color enhancement, red eye reduction and cropping. Other features include slide shows, printing and image timelines. Images can also be prepared for external use, such as for e-mailing or printing, by reducing file size and setting up page layouts. There is also integration with online photo printing services.
Web 2.0 Tools : Google Docs Google docs are documents stored on the Google server. They can be accessed from anywhere and may be shared with chosen people. Uses : work on a shared document with colleagues/allow students to work together on a document
Web 2.0 Tools : Google Reader Google Reader is a Web-based aggregator, capable of reading Atom and RSS feeds online or offline. It was released by Google on October 7, 2005 Uses : Google Reader acts as a virtual mail box. Subscribe to any online news and have it ‘delivered’ to one place.
Web 2.0 Tools : YouTube YouTube is the leader in online video, and the premier destination to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience. YouTube allows people to easily upload and share video clips on YouTube and across the Internet through websites, mobile devices, blogs, and email.
Web 2.0 Tools : Prezi Prezi is a Flash-based presentation system that allows users to create incredibly dynamic presentations. Presentations where you can zoom in and out across a large area (no slides), create motion paths, embed images and video and do things that previously needed a pretty competent Flash developer and a whole chunk of time.