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What is "Web 2.0"?


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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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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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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 word that describes a wide variety of interactive and collaborative characters of the internet. Essentially, it describes the second generation of developing web pages that facilitate communication, gives services and safety information and assures collaboration on the internet.

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On 7/3/2012 at 3:18 PM, Victor Leigh said:

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.

Well said... Web 2.0 is a term that describes a wide variety of interactive and collaborative aspects of the internet.

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We've discussed Web 2.0 on our subject 'Empowerment Technology's our teacher told us that Web 2.0 is a better version of Web 1.0, Web 1.0 is static and people cannot interact with it but then 2.0 is the opposite, people can interact with the page which makes it a lot of fun than the first web.

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