8 Checkpoint- Web 2.0
November 10, 2011
A short way to describe web 2.0, is that it is a term used to describe the second generation of content that can be viewed on the internet. In order to fully understand what web 2.0 is, one must have a basic knowledge of how the internet works, and a little about how things used to be.
In the past, most web pages would consist of basic graphics, a few photos and a email link. The page would not change until the owner updated it, and only ...view middle of the document...
Websites incorporated vivid graphics and animations, pages that updated with real time information, and the ability to search sites to buy products via electronic storefronts. The term Web 2.0 was coined to describe this ‘next generation’ of internet experience.
Web 2.0 has not only allowed business to grow and expand via the internet, but it has spawned a whole new way for people to connect via social networking. There have been more advances in technologies, and creative ways to use technology to help users find products, services and businesses that they need. The drawback with so much customization and information that can be obtained via the internet is that an end user can have a hard time discerning what is accurate and what is not. This can be seen on sites like wikipedia where anyone can go in and update the webpage, or social networking where you cannot be certain who you are speaking to.
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