Yu’ve no doubt heard a lot of buzz aout a concept called Web 2.0 being bandied about by Silicon Valley marketers, bloggers, and pundits of all stripes.
So, what is it?A universally agreed-upon definition hasn’t yet arisen. Presented with the question, programmers will launch into long-winded explanations that include terms like Ajax and Web services. Microsoft haters will say it replaces the desktop as a platform for computing. Marketers will emphasize the richness of the user experience. The digerati–technology-oriented yuppies who work in San Francisco and New York brick lofts and are as addicted to buzzwords as they are to Peet’s coffee–will go on about wikis and mash-ups and memes.
Here’s my plain-vanilla definition: Web 2.0 is all the Web sites out there that get their value from the actions of users. Here are some good examples:
The Skinny On Web 2.0 – Internet News by InformationWeek
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