Web 2.0

Before you started this class, had you heard of the term Web 2.0? In what context?

I have been vaguely familiar with the term “Web 2.0,” though I believe it’s more commonly referred to as Social Media nowadays. There have been times in news reports about the progression of the internet that talk about Web 2.0, but I do believe these reports are fairly limited to specialty news sites dedicated solely to internet jargon and tech news.

Imagine you are telling someone about Web 2.0 who uses the Web but knows nothing about the term. What would you tell them?

Web 2.0 is very simple – Twitter, Blogger, Facebook, Myspace (yes, even Myspace), Tumblr, and any other social media site you can think of are classified as “Web 2.0,” or the “second generation of the internet.” This refers to the change in the internet’s interface to become more user-friendly to any person who wishes to participate in collaborating on the internet. User-generated media is born of Web 2.0 sites, and dominates the focus of most internet users in this day and age.

Do you participate in any sites that you think are “Web 2.0” sites? If so, what are they?

I do participate in Web 2.0 – it’d be easier to list them, though.

  • Youtube
  • Twitter
  • Wikipedia
  • IMDb
  • Photobucket
  • Blogger
  • Tumbr
  • eHow
  • Reddit
  • Facebook

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