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What is Web 2.0?:

Web 2.0 is a name given to the second generation of the World Wide Web that is advanced Internet technology and applications. Although there is no clear-cut difference between Web 2.0 and Web 1.0 technologies, hardware and applications, Web 2.0 is typically associated with blogging, RSS, social bookmarking and interactive encyclopedias and dictionaries, etc. With the emergence of Web 2.0, the users underwent a transition from the static HTLM Web pages to a more dynamic Web. It is agreed upon that Web 2.0 is not only more organized, but allows open communication with an emphasis on Web-based communities of users with the ability to share information more openly. Due to this along with the dynamic aspect of the web, Web 2.0 is utilized by many today in daily life, including the use of social media and educational experiences. Critics claim that because of the increase in user-friendly workings and how easily one can change content, Web 2.0 can reduce a websites credibility, ethics and even legality of Web content.

An example of a critical article of Web 2.0: http://www.internationallawoffice.com/newsletters/detail.aspx?g=ff0a9d1a-a7e0-4f99-b300-83ac2808eca6

What's the next big thing to follow Web 2.0? Although there is no definite answer to this question, t.h.e. Journal points to Social 3.0 that would allow for real-time collaboration. To learn more about this continue reading t.h.e. Journal at : http://thejournal.com/articles/2014/02/24/the-next-big-thing.aspx

How Web 2.0 is Used Today:

  1. Education:
    1. Podcasting
    2. Blogs
    3. Wikis
  2. Philanthropy:
    1. Peer-to-Peer lending
      1. Used for charitable purposes
      2. Programs such as Zikiska allows for a microtrading platform across international borders
  3. Social Work:
    1. Blogs
    2. Studies towards social workers' attitudes to mobile tools
  4. Web-based Applications and Desktops:
    1. Programs such as Ajax
      1. Allows for such programs as word processing, spreadsheet, and slide-show presentation to be created through websites

Humor and Popular Culture


Links for Further Reading

25 Years of Web Reviewed: http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/world-wide-waste-of-time-25-years-of-the-web-reviewed-1234025?src=rss&attr=all

Web 2.0 for Women History Month: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Celebrating-Women-History-by-Michael-Roberts-Corporations_Skills_Struggle_Women-Discrimination-140316-842.html

Blogs: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57620156-1/the-web-at-25-out-of-the-ashes-and-onto-the-friendster/


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