Aug 27 2008

What is Web 2.0?

Web 2.0 is the so-called second generation of web-based communities and services, which are people based as opposed to being technology based. They rely on interactive web design for networking and participation, and linking meaningful content through referrals through Web 2.0 search engines like technorati, digg.com and del.icio.us.

Teaders don’t just read, they participate and provide additional content, for example in Wikipedia and other types of wikis, or through blogging, and commenting on each other’s blogs. WordPress.com is a very popular, easy to use blogging solution.

Another important aspect of Web 2.0 is file sharing and repurposing, using tools such as Napster, and feed syndication using RSS (Really Simple Syndication)

The main feature of Web 2.0 is that the content is being provided and shared by visitors to a site, rather than produced by professionals. Other notable examples of Web 2.0 sites are:

*myspace.com

*youtube.com

*skype.com

*newsvine.com

*facebook.com

The world of Web 2.0 is constantly changing. The trick is to try to stay one step ahead of the curve, and to figure out the best ways to make money from this new internet.