WEB 2.0 and the internet today
Everyday we are bombarded with new internet applications, services, or updates on the most popular ones like Google Adwords, Flickr, Facebook, and the like. We see more and more people becoming blog writers, creators and artists who create themes for MySpace or Plurk, and even online business tycoons who have become successful due to effective use of search engine optimization and continuously getting traffic everyday. These innovations of the World Wide Web have transformed internet usage from mere linear transfer of information to cloverleaf exchange at high speed. To put it simply, we’re dealing with Web 2.0.
This term was coined by the O’ Reilley Media six years ago and it has released a never-ending debate of what web 2.0 really means and what it refers to. Some argue that it is merely a marketing jargon, due to the fact that many marketers and internet savvy businessmen and women are taking advantage of the internet as their marketing platforms. On the other side of the world, others believe it is a term used to indicate the complete overhaul of web 1.0 applications such as Britannica Online, mp3.com, and Ofoto. But one thing’s for sure, web 2.0 is the new World Wide Web or the virtual playground where people can freely share and express there own creativity as well as expand communication with others from all over the globe, build online social networks, and branch out even more the sharing capabilities of people when it comes to old and modern information.
I would like to drag your attention on the presentation Designing Web Interfaces This is basically a Book (Bill Scott & Theresa Neil) on Principles and Patterns for Rich Interaction.