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So I have come cross this term multiple times when I search for answers related to SEO.

I am totally unfamiliar with this term, and nobody bothered to explain what this "web 2.0" is about.

 

Can anyone please explain it in easy to understand details?

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Web 2.0 is a concept not a technology. It's not something like HTML 5 which is a new technology. Web 2.0 is a different way of using the internet. According to some people, Web 2.0 is the way that the internet was supposed to be.

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It's a stupid term, as the Internet was supposed to be nothing other than connecting computers together to transmit data. What came next has just been due to the genius of people such as Sir Tim Berners Lee, which has allowed the Internet do evolve into something much more.

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Web 2 is mostly used for social sites that have plenty of user generated content. Think of social bookmarking sites and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube etc.; these are great examples of web 2 sites. This is very different from web 1.0 (if I can use the term) where users had no involvement in content generation.

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Web 2 is mostly used for social sites that have plenty of user generated content. Think of social bookmarking sites and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube etc.; these are great examples of web 2 sites. This is very different from web 1.0 (if I can use the term) where users had no involvement in content generation.

 

So the term "Web 2.0" refers to user generated content?

 

Isn't the entire internet "user generated"? :D

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The answer to your question is this:

 

 

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

 

Source:Wikipedia.

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Web 2.0, from what I have read about the matter, was supposed to be the way the web was meant to be, which is a place for people to share ideas. However, when the internet started, it was dominated by just a few companies which provided the information which everyone was looking for. So it's more like a static environment. That's what Web 1.0 is.

 

Now that things are changing and the people involved in generating the information are the users themselves, we are at the next level and this new level is called Web 2.0.

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Adding to my earlier post:

Web 2.0 is the social web. Out with static content, and in with a vibrant, dynamic, and sharing web. It's a whole concept.

 

Along with the design changes I mentioned at the top of the thread.

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The answer to your question is this:

 

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

 

 

Source:Wikipedia.

 

Using that definition, in theory old school BBS bulletin boards would also fall under "Web 2.0" surely? :)

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Using that definition, in theory old school BBS bulletin boards would also fall under "Web 2.0" surely? :)

 

I should say so. Like I mentioned earlier, Web 2.0 is what the internet was supposed to be like, ie a place where people can meet in cyber space to share ideas.

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Web 2.0 is a technique which helps you to make your website on other domain like wordpress, weebly, jimdo, blogger etc.

In web 2.0, you easily add your blog which helps you to build backlinks.

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