In the year and a half since, the term "Web 2.0" has clearly taken hold, with more than 9.5 million citations in Google. But there's still a huge amount of disagreement about just what Web 2.0 means, with some people decrying it as a meaningless marketing buzzword, and others accepting it as the new conventional wisdom. This article is an attempt to clarify just what we mean by Web 2.0.
Social media, also referred to as social network(ing) sites, are part of a larger grouping of online technologies called Web 2.0. Web 2.0 tools can be set apart from other online resources because they allow users to become producers by giving the ability to easily create and communicate to a wider audience. Because Web 2.0 technologies are driven by user created content, these technologies are also dynamic and continually updated.
O’Reilly, T. (2005, August 30). What is Web 2.0? Design patterns and business models for the next generation of software [web log post]. Retrieved from http://oreilly.com/web2/archive/what-is-web-20.html
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