Either you are a web person or not, you won’t be able to find a shelter to keep you away from hearing about Web 2.0; arguments about what it is exactly, if it’s a bubble or not, and etc..
Anyway, it is mid 2007 now, and the definition of “Web 2.0″ is much more shaped, and close to be final.
I read a lot and heard a lot, however, it seems like politics, you will have to conclude your own conclusion or definition to explain and live with, yet it is still much easier
To establish a base, Web 2.0 is not a software or a website or a registered mark, it is actually a philosophy which is combined into some sets of technologies, and practises.
The philosphy shapes how you work and interact with information, and it is aided by certain technologies (Ajax, JS, XML, RSS) allowing smoother layout and interaction, and design concepts that enhances usability.
it is basically about sharing, and owner-free content, hence, dividing information into usbale and re usable blocks accross people and sites so they become independandt of the person who authored / created them. It is above the level of a certain device, meaning it is accessible through Computers, PDAs, Smart Phones, and basically all types of devices than can connect to the web.
No plagiarism involved, the point is not to steal someone else’s work and label it with our names or claim ownership, the point is “Open Source” content, and connected data and information, hence giving information its own entity to roam freely accross the web, not the author’s.
This is currently evolving into “software-like” web applications as well.
How do you know if you are part of Web 2.0 revolution?
You are definitely, if you:
You are not definitely, if you:
So where are you today?