Almost everyone has now heard of Web 2.0…and is probably tired of hearing it. This phrase gets tossed around a lot and has largely been turned into a marketing gimmick. Many products add the Web 2.0 descriptor simply to make the product appear cutting edge.
For all the abuse of this descriptor, Web 2.0 really did signify a meaningful transition. It wasn’t a sudden transition, but rather a gradual transition. Web 2.0 represents the shift from static brochure web sites to interactive web sites that facilitate participation & information sharing.
Technologies such as forums, blogs, profiles, comments, wiki’s, user reviews, etc. are all products of the Web 2.0 era. Web 2.0 also birthed many highly visible companies such as MySpace, Facebook, Wikipedia, Youtube, etc. All of these technologies & companies enable people to participate online.
The web is just a bunch of documents
Despite all these innovations, the web ...