“Web” to all of us has become a mode to interact with people across the world. It means an interactive network formed by aggregation of various websites. The Web is made of interlinked nodes made of HTML documents and various protocols on the Internet like TCP/IP, routers, servers etc.
In 1999, it was said by Tim Berners-Lee “I have always imagined the information space as something to which everyone has immediate and intuitive access, and not just to browse but to create”. Also, in 1999 the name ”WEB 2.0” came into existence by Darcy DiNucci, thru her article “Fragmented Future”.
Later on in 2004 , at the first “Web 2.0” conference Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle defined “Web 2.0” as “web as a platform”, where software applications can be built on the Web like we have applications on our PC. The uniqueness of this was that “customers are building business for you”. This can be more precisely explained by taking the example of social networking sites like Facebook, Orkut, Twitter etc. Customers visit the site, register, write their blogs, and make various other kinds of applications, which eventually benefit the proprietor. As rightly, averred by Bart Decrem, founder and former CEO of flock, Web 2.0 as “participatory web” and Web 1.0 as “source of information”. Web 2.0 is all about social networking and interactivity between the creator and the user. This can be made through the blogs, or sharing of pictures or videos or emails or wikis. With the success of Wikipedia, Web 2.0 also got another acclaim by countenancing the user to change the content on the webpage and publish it. Also, to know the history of actions taken place and also to unwrap the previous actions there are various options on the webpage.
Web 2.0 has wreaked various services like social networking that facilitates meeting various like minded people with whom you can interact and share pictures, videos etc. Also create your own blog and profiles, also various other kinds of applications. It has also initiated an aggregation service which includes information from various other sites collectively at one place that includes news from various sources, services and RSS feeds. These are nothing but data mash ups and recombination of it to a new source.
As also collaborative references like Wikipedia, is the best example of a collaboration success between the users and the creators, which is still growing and getting all the more enhanced and precise. Web 2.0 gives you various ideas and solutions to all your queries. It is the finest and most dependable source of information when needed the most. Whereas, if we take into account the educational benefits of it I’m sure you’ll run out of counts. We can now share various e-books, softwares, games, videos, etc download it as well as upload it for others to utilise it. Not only ,has Web 2.0 benefitted the customers , the creators have also gained quite a lot by getting paid the cost per number of clicks unlike previously where it was stationed on per webpage viewed.
As ,we have seen this technology bubble will not explode until it is fully crammed with more amended technologies , intelligent searches and more open to various other interfaces. Thus, in the future we can expect something more ameliorate than “Web 2.0”.