What is Web 2.0 ?
It is easy to think of Web 2.0 as a single technology and it is often used as a marketing tool to add a little oomph to a new development but it would be more appropriate to describe Web 2.0 as a collection of technologies (and ideas) that cover diverse areas from Interoperability, Accessibility to Usability and Design:
Between applications or data, between presentation and data layers or between users of information
Information that is easy to access and deal with
Information that is useful, convenient and capable of being used (and re-used)
Some people believe O’Reilly and MediaLive came up with the term “Web 2.0” whilst others do not (“O’Reilly & MediaLive Didn’t Coin the Term – Web 2.0”) and if you read Wiki it will tell you that Web 2.0 means different things to different people, but I believe that the general consensus it that Web 2.0 is about people and putting people in the information driving seat.
You can read more about Web 2.0 in 42 things about Web 2.0 in 2008, part 1 of 3
This definition has been bought to you by: Jason Slater Weblog.