What is Web 2.0?

What is Web 2.0? Is that a higher version of World Wide Web? Yes and No. Confused? Web 2.0 is not the updates happened to the technical specifications of World Wide Web. But its the revolution happened b’ coz of the way how developers and the users used web as a platform. In Web 2.0, internet is considered as a platform to deliver applications to the users like never before. Technologies like weblogs (blog in short), social networking, social book marking, web APIs, web services & many-to-many publishing (like RSS feeds & podcasts) revolutionized internet & its usage. And Web 2.0 is this change happened to internet.

According to Tim O’Reilly, “Web 2.0 is the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the internet as platform, and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform.”

Technology infrastructure evolving in Web 2.0 includes content syndication, messaging protocols, browsers with plugins & extensions, client application frameworks etc.

Useful Links
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html

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