Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is the new and revolutionary change that is sweeping the Web and allowing users to interact with the data available there in ways we never dreamed possible many years ago.They say that Web 2.0 is the Web that acts as the platform that allowed people to get things done. But this really didn't catch on. In fact, I hardly grasped what that really means.
However, as I continuously read articles about what web 2.0 really is, I found out that Web 2.0 is really starting to mean a combination of the technology allowing the customers to actually interact with the information. Web 2.0 is starting to mean the situation where amateur writers and developers are able to create applications and Web sites that get more credibility than sources and software vendors. This combination of powerful JavaScript tools like AJAX enabling nearly anyone to contribute to and interact with the data that we are all working with is really what Web 2.0 is.
But is this really new? As I have read, the concept started in 2004 showcasing web as a platform. It seems that everything new is tied with the term. But whatever the truth is, the ideas it generates are really interesting. Trusting the readers to provide the right information at the right time. But as for me, that is revolutionary, it's not new.