Although the web has always been a tool for collaboration, it is only recently that software has permitted individuals to use it as a platform for true collaborative activities. Web 2.0 tools allow individuals to share ideas and cooperate more easily.Web 2.0 is about users and content instead of just surfing on the Internet. It's about what the web can do for an active collaborator, rather than a passive viewer.Web 2.0 TechnologiesWeb 2.0 technologies are altering the way messages spread across the web. A number of online tools and platforms are now defining how people share their perspectives, opinions, thoughts and experiences.Web 2.0 tools like blogs, RSS, video casting, social book marking, social networking, podcasts, and picture sharing sites are becoming more and more popular. One major advantage of Web 2.0 tools is that the majority of them are free.There are a large number of Web 2.0 tools, some of the most popular ones are:Blogger, WordPress, MySpace, YouTube, Metacafe, … [Read more...] about Use These Web 2.0 Tools to Get More Traffic to Your Websites?
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Websites used to be easy. Throw up a few html pages, a hit counter, and a guestbook, and you had yourself some bona-fide cyber real-estate. Heck, you might even have gotten some decent traffic. But gone are the days of brochure-ware sites with animated gifs, under-construction signs, and web rings. So, what's next? Web 2.0!Web 2 Point What?!Web 2.0 is term frequently thrown around these days. While many define it differently, let's see what Wikipedia has to say. (after all, Wikipedia is Web 2.0 at it's finest)"Web 2.0, a phrase coined by O'Reilly Media in 2004, refers to a supposed second generation of Internet-based services--such as social networking sites, wikis, communication tools, and folksonomies--that emphasize online collaboration and sharing among users."Basically, Web 2.0 is anything that offers collaborative, dynamic, and user-generated content that creates an online community environment for your website visitors. Wikipedia, for example, offers an alternative to "old … [Read more...] about Are You Web 2.0 Ready? Creative Ideas for Modernizing Your Website
According to a recent BBC UK report, the world of Enterprise 2.0 is expected to embrace Web 2.0 with a predicted annual spending of $5 billion by 2013 for social marketing and networking tools alone. Predictions for 2009's biggest Internet trends seem overstated and quite obvious at this point, with over half of North American and European companies and corporate business already looking towards the Web 2.0 horizon. Just as San Francisco, Los Angeles hosts the Web 2.0 summit conference, news of business converging to the Web 2.0 revolution and axis to form the next generation of what we know as the web. Conference co-chairwoman Jennifer Pahlka says, "This is where we see the future of the web [...] the companies making announcements here are building that future." Forrester Research Company, which has carried out the former Web 2.0 survey, believes that emerging technologies being developed and unveiled represent a fundamentally reformed channel for businesses to communicate with … [Read more...] about Predicting Collision – Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0
Everybody is speaking about Web 2.0 as the next big thing in IT. Blogging, Photo sharing, Podcasting, tagging, social networking, online dating, RSS feeds, Rich Internet applications - We see more and more such applications mushrooming the webshpere everyday.While Web 2.o Summit was in progress on 7th November 2006 with all web heavy weights discussing the web2.0 trends, the blogosphere, our new source of learned thought, was abuzz with voices of caution on web 2.0 bubble. Various reasons were provided.According to research team at VentureOne, 455 million of 1.63 Billion VC funding so far (through the third quarter of 2006) has gone in to 79 web2.0 companies. Free flow of money on a mere buzz word called 'Web 2.0'. Web2.0 web sites are coming up like mushrooms in wild wild web. They all look the same. Not every one of these startups would survive and VC's should pull out before the bubble goes bust like .com in 2000.It is ironical that we share and voice out opinions of web2.0's doom … [Read more...] about Is Web 2.0 a Bubble
In 2004 O'Reilly Media coined a phrase Web 2.0 which refers to proposed second generation of web based services that include:1. Social networking sites: Social networks connect people with all different types of interests, and one area that is expanding in the use of these networks is the corporate environment. Businesses are beginning to use social networks as a means to connecting employees together and helping employees to build profiles2. Wikis: are websites that allows the visitors to easily add, remove, and edit available content, typically without the need for registration. This ease of interaction and operation makes the wiki an effective tool for mass collaborative authoring.3. Communication: Web communication protocols are a key element of the Web 2.0 infrastructure. Two major ones are REST and SOAP.1. REST (Representational State Transfer) indicates a way to access and manipulate data on a server using the HTTP verbs GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE.2. SOAP involves posting XML … [Read more...] about An Introduction to Web 2.0