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Introduction to Web 2.0

Introduction to Web 2.0

Anyone who wants to understand Web 2.0 design must first be

familiar with what Web 2.0 means. The phrase stands for the

supposed second generation of the web that focuses on

collaboration and sharing of information among users.

What used to be one-way highways of the old web is now

replaced by a community-driven world of Web 2.0.

The term Web 2.0 was first used in 2004 during the O’Reilly

Media Web 2.0 conference. This suggested a change on how

developers and users use the web.

Some of the things related to Web 2.0 include blogs, RSS

(really simple syndication) feeds, social bookmarking

websites and the like.

All of them share the common factors of having

interactivity and communication between the website owner

and the visitors, as well as among the visitors themselves.

The so-called Web 2.0 encompasses the back and front end of

websites. However, to the average users, the changes are

most evident on what they actually see and use on the

websites that they visit.

For example, for Ajax-based applications, what they see are

the updating of data on the page without actually

refreshing the entire page, which was the technique before.

Web 2.0 has made it possible to create a desktop

environment to websites. For example, users of the past can

only type their documents on their computers and were only

able to share them to others by sending it through e-mail.

But with Web 2.0, users can now create their documents on

websites which offer that service and are able to share

them to others by merely adding the e-mail addresses of

their friends. Such is the case with Google Documents,

formerly known as Writely, until Google acquired the


All in all, Web 2.0 has further enriched the internet by

letting people collaborate, making the web into a true