"The second coming of the web"
Before, users of the internet consume professionally produced content on different websites. The authors create content based on what they think the people want resulting to a slow, expensive and low content variety websites.This one-way communication is referred to as the Web 1.0. As the internet usage evolved, there was a need in human interaction. People changed the way they use the web. This new trend allows the users to publish their content and it is more focused on the wants of the internet users.
Here's an additional definition of Web 2.0 taken from Wikipedia: Web 2.0 encapsulates the idea of the proliferation of interconnectivity and interactivity of web-delivered content. Tim O'Reilly regards Web 2.0 as the way that business embraces the strengths of the web and uses it as a platform. O'Reilly considers that Eric Schmidt's abridged slogan, don't fight the Internet, encompasses the essence of Web 2.0 — building applications and services around the unique features of the Internet, as opposed to expecting the Internet to suit as a platform (effectively "fighting the Internet").
Tim O'Reilly's Web 2.0
- The Web As a Platform
- Harnessing Collective Intelligence
- Data is the Next Intel Inside
- End of the Software Release Cycle
- Lightweight Programming Models
- Software Above the Level of a Single Device
- Rich User Experiences
MySpace, Youtube, Flickr, del.icio.us, Wikipedia, and Skype