[LIS-Forum] What is "Web 2.0"
esukhdev at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 17:23:02 IST 2005
"The term "Web 2.0" refers to a transition of the perception of
numerous aspects of the World Wide Web, including its architecture and
its applications. However, a consensus upon its exact meaning has not
yet been reached.
Currently, the phrase refers to one or more of the below :
* a transition of websites from isolated information silos to
sources of content and functionality, thus becoming a computing
platform serving web applications to end users
* a social phenomenon referring to an approach to creating and
distributing Web content itself, characterised by open communication,
decentralization of authority, freedom to share and re-use, and "the
market as a conversation"
* a shift in economic value of the web, potentially equalling that
of the dot com boom of the late 1990s
Many recently developed concepts and technologies are seen as
contributing to Web 2.0, including weblogs, wikis, podcasts, web feeds
and other forms of many to many publishing; social software, web APIs,
web standards, web services, AJAX, and others. As such, the term is
often conflated with the ongoing maturation of the Web's architecture,
rather than a separate event in and of itself."
Let us prepare ourselves for the Next Generation WEB!!!
--Sukhdev Singh, NIC.
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