Web 2.0

Web 2.0 refers to the websites that use technology that takes them beyond being mere static sources of information. Web 2.0 suggests a new version of the World Wide Web, but in fact, it doesn’t actually refer to any kind of tech specifications, but rathe as a change in the the way that web pages are made and used.

A Web 2.0 site will often allow users to collaborate and to interact with each other using social media in a virtual community. Some examples of Web 2.0 sites are: blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, social media and so on.

The key features of Web 2.0 are:

1. Folksonomy

2. Rich User Experience

3. Users as Contributors

4. Long Tail

5. User Participation

6. Software as a Service

7. Basic Trust

8. Dispersion

9. Mass Participation

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