What Is Web 2.0?

At the National Association of REALTORS® Conference in November, we heard a lot about Web 2.0. So what is Web 2.0? My understanding is that it is not a new version of web software. Instead it is a way of using the internet to increase communication. The increase in communication can be between business and their customers, between people with similar interests, or other types of groups. This increase in communication can be accomplished through various internet platforms such as blogs, podcasts, RSS feeds, and many others. One example of increased interaction is the ability of customers to post reviews of products at sites like Amazon. We have made real connections with people through blogs and I have friends who have also made new friends through their blogs. Just start a blog about something that interests you and comment on blogs written by people with similar interests to yours and before you know it, you may deciding to meet some of these people face to face.

More information about Web 2.0:

“Web 2.0 is the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the Internet as platform, and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform.” [4] . . . Web 2. 0 From Wikipedia

For the past three years, the Web 2.0 Summit has explored ideas which have already begun to slip into the mainstream. This year, we’ll highlight news from unusual suspects—the enthusiasts and dreamers touching the edges of spaces not yet conquered by the Web, as well as established players who are looking to expand into new and previously unimaginable realms. . . .

You TUBE Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us

Web 2.0 Directory