Unleash Web 2.0

31 08 2011

Web 2.0 is the leading technology driving enterprises to rise past what they have ever been, growing their online presence to extraordinary levels. The term web 2.0 was first brought up in January 1999 when Darcy DiNucci used it in correspondence with Web design, aesthetics, and the interconnection of everyday objects with the Internet. The term was later brought by John Robb who wrote

“What is Web 2.0? It is a system that breaks with the old model of centralized Web sites and moves the power of the Web/Internet to the desktop.”

This is has brought us to today’s Web which can be defined as “the internet viewed as a medium in which interactive experience, in the form of blogs, wikis, forums, etc, plays a more important role than simply accessing information.”

There are plenty off web 2.0 tools availible to us in this modern society to help with personal production. These include: wikis, social networks, Twitter, blogs, rss, social media, taging, podcasting and any further interaction and communication with the Web.

Social networking is probably one of the largest growing within recent years and support a majority of the worlds population. Almost every person with access to the internet involves themselves in some sort of social networking.

These tools among many allow users to interact with one another no matter where they are throughout the world. All that is needed is access to the internet and technology that supports web 2.0. Information is available to users at a click of a button and users can give their own opinion through use of commenting and blog sites. Media such as news and weather is also available at the click of a mouse revolutionising the world and how it works.

I went further into analysing  a web 2.0 tool called google latitude which allows users to keep up to date with where there registered friends are. This tool allows the user to update there GPS location whether it be on there computer or a relevant SmartPhone. They can then add friends and allow them to view their current location. Found this tool to be quite amazing in how much the internet takes over a majority of our lives. We cant even leave our house without the internet following our every move.

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