Web 2.0EditWeb 2.0 is a version of the original World Wide Web introduced by Tim Berners-Lee. This implementation of the web was created in late 2004. While the web originally acted as a way for individuals to send files form one place to another, web 2.0 acts as the first implementation of the semantic web that focused on user-generated content. One of the driving points for this new type of web was that of social media. Websites such as Facebook, and Myspace created ways for users to represent themselves online and share files seamlessly with other web users. With this new user-centered focus on the Web comes the issues of user privacy and tracking of personal user information.
Characteristics of Web 2.0Edit
Web 2.0 created ways for users to interact with the files they read. Instead of simply reading a document on a web page, Web 2.0 created using HTTP ways for users to comment on other peoples files, or create their own user account within a website. This type of web design allowed users to take control of the internet that they interact with daily. This implementation of the web also used HTML elements to style the layout of a web page. While this strive for a more involved internet system was necessary, it also brought with it a number of complications. While Web 2.0 allowed users to develop, share, and operate their own hypermedia content, their information was being gathered online through the use of web cookies and other information tracking elements. Another issue that arose with the arrival of Web 2.0 is that of harmful social behaviors.
While users were able to interact with one another anonymously or with someone else's identity, individuals were able to say and do whatever they want online with limited repercussions This has led to an increase in cyber crimes.
Web 2.0 features Edit
- web pages user dynamic HTML elements that allow for user interaction.
- User participation was seen with this new version of the web which led to the increase in user information gathering.
- Software was developed that allowed for automated web page management and usage.
- user-generated content allowed for the web to expand rapidly.
Research on Web 2.0 Edit
Much of the research on Web 2.0 that has been conducted has focused on the use of the tools it has to offer in professional business and classroom settings.
- http://www.aect.org/pdf/proceedings09/2009/09_1.pdf Teaching with Web 2.0 technologies
- http://eprints.qut.edu.au/8093/1/8093.pdf Web 2.0 and Business
- https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/system/files/conole_alevizou_2010.pdf Web 2.0 tools
- http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.615.1847&rep=rep1&type=pdf Web 2.0 use in Enterprises