What is Web 2.0?

The Internet or World Wide Web provided a complex tool to allow an information platform for a variety of global users. Suddenly, information was widely available and a variety of tools or applications appeared to promote faster and easier access to this information.

Web 2.0, while it tends to be associated with social networking, has far greater scope than one type of application. Web 2.0 is a change in the way we use the Web in order to become more than information consumers, but rather information producers. Communicating the information we hold as individuals has become the natural progression, created from general information being so freely available. The more we have access to, the hungrier we are for more. Hence, applications that allow us to share our own information with others, including social networking sites have exploded in relevance. These applications also include sharing of media, sharing collective information and easy publication of our intellectual property. Web 2.0 allows greater connectivity with a global community.

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