Today I was surfing through wordpress blogs and I found a very good article on web 2.0 by Shreyas a.k.a Chrono Cracker
Web 2.0 is everywhere around us, simply everywhere. Whether it is the latest news about the World Wide Web, or a review on any blog, or the latest website buzz, Web 2.0 is ruling the world today. Web 2.0 is the most powerful force in the web today, a force that relies purely on innovation than invention and a force that is growing every single second. Yet, Web 2.0 had it’s humble beginnings.
What exactly is Web 2.0? Is it some kind of new software? Is it AJAX enabled websites or is it just innovative services? Nope, Web 2.0 is just a buzzword, a catch-phrase, however you like to call it. Infact after the initial dot cot bust the WWW was suffering as people had seriously no real interest in it and it was starting to get lame. It was then that the concept of “Web 2.0″ really began in a conference brainstorming session between O’Reilly and MediaLive International. Dale Dougherty, web pioneer and O’Reilly VP, noted that far from having “crashed”, the web was more important than ever, with exciting new applications and sites popping up with surprising regularity. What’s more, the companies that had survived the collapse seemed to have some things in common. The dot-com collapse marked that the web was not about just websites, it was a turning point for the whole of the web. The people agreed to call it Web 2.0, spicing it up and making it sound all-important in the first Web 2.0 conference and thus was born Web 2.0.
- Tim O’Reilly’s What’s What of Web 2.0 - The Very First
- Wikipedia’s Web 2.0 Article
- Web 2.0 Baloney - Dvorak
- Web 2.0 the Basics
- All your Web are belong to us
- A Response to Tim’s Web 2.0