What Is Web 2.0

Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software

Yesterday evening when I was sipping my coffee at MG Road coffee day I found some of  the guys & gals talking about web 2.0 and just having some vague ideas and even thinking about how they can fit to it.

So I decided to do a post which would give better idea on web.2.0.The bursting of the dot-com bubble in the fall of 2001 marked a turning point for the web. Many people concluded that the web was overhyped, when in fact bubbles and consequent shakeouts appear to be a common feature of all technological revolutions.In the year and a half since, the term “Web 2.0” has clearly taken hold, with more than 9.5 million citations in Google. But there’s still a huge amount of disagreement about just what Web 2.0 means, with some people decrying it as a meaningless marketing buzzword, and others accepting it as the new conventional wisdom.

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This article is an attempt to clarify just what mean by Web 2.0.

In the initial brainstorming, it has been formulated  Web 2.0 by example:

Web 1.0  VS   Web 2.0
DoubleClick –> Google AdSense 
Ofoto –> Flickr
Akamai –> BitTorrent
mp3.com –> Napster
Britannica Online –> Wikipedia
personal websites –> blogging
evite –> upcoming.org and EVDB
domain name speculation –> search engine optimization
page views –> cost per click
screen scraping –> web services
publishing –> participation
content management systems –> wikis
directories (taxonomy) –> tagging (“folksonomy”)
stickiness –> syndication

Like many important concepts, Web 2.0 doesn’t have a hard boundary, but rather, a gravitational core. You can visualize Web 2.0 as a set of principles and practices that tie together a veritable solar system of sites that demonstrate some or all of those principles, at a varying distance from that core.


WEB 2.0

The complex and evolving technology infrastructure of Web 2.0 includes server-software, content-syndication, messaging-protocols, standards-based browsers with plugins and extensions, and various client-applications. These differing but complementary approaches provide Web 2.0 with information-storage, creation, and dissemination capabilities that go beyond what the public formerly expected of web-sites.

A Web 2.0 website may typically feature a number of the following techniques:

  • Ajax-based rich Internet application techniques
  • Non-Ajax-based rich Internet application techniques CSS
  • Semantically valid XHTML markup and/or the use of Microformats
  • Syndication and aggregation of data in RSS/Atom
  • Clean and meaningful URLs
  • Extensive use of folksonomies (in the form of tags or tagclouds, for example)
  • Use of wiki software either completely or partially (where partial use may grow to become the complete platform for the site)
  • Weblog publishing
  • Mashups
  • REST or XML Webservice APIs

Innovations associated with “Web 2.0”

Web-based communities.
Web-based applications and desktops. 
Rich Internet applications.
Server-side software.
Client-side software.
RSS.
Web Protocols

I hope you got some bit of understanding over web 2.0

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