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Overview Edit

The term Web 2.0 is used to describe the evolved world of the internet. Web 2.0 is a more in-depth, improved version of the original, and one-directional medium that the web originally was. Web 2.0 allows users to interact, communicate, and engage in open discussion with one another with extreme ease.

Definition and History Edit

The term 'Web 2.0' was first printed in January 1999 by an information architect by the name of Darcy DiNucci. In her article, Fragmented Futrue, DiNucci writes:

The defining structure of Web 2.0 will be that it won't have any visible characters at all. The Web will be identified only by it's underlying DNA structure.

Before Web 2.0, the web was a very static medium. Web 2.0, on the other hand is more than just graphics and screenfuls of text. Web 2.0 is a transport mechanism and a place where interactivity occurs. With Web 2.0 our ability to interact and communicate with others has become much simpler and quicker. Since the inception of Web 2.0, mobile and internet technologies have become ubiquitous.

Examples Edit

There are numerous examples of Web 2.0 in today's media world. Wikipedia is an example of Web 2.0 because it allows people to edit and share information about anything they wish. Social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are also examples of Web 2.0. These sites allow users to post, share, "Like", and communicate in a fluid medium.

Citations Edit

http://darcyd.com/fragmented_future.pdf

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