This is an introduction to the notion of Web 2.0. The speech locution
‘Web’ (aka World Wide Web) is a software built by Sir Berners-Lee.
Demystifying a common belief that it is born with Internet, the ‘Web’ is a
creation based on a hypertext computing language as Berners Lee’s work carries
on from what some of his predecessors’ initiatives brought to the attention of
the media world. For example the original idea of Vannevar Bush when in
1945 created his MEMEX system, pursuing the possibility of information sharing
via ‘interactive computing’ (Castells, 2003, p. 15). It is commonly
abbreviated “WWW” and used incorrectly
interchangeably, with the term Internet. The World Wide Web functions as a
“virtual container” of data, be that, a set of images, written and
other forms of media. Internet is a framework system
of linked nodes.
phrase “Web 2.0” was coined by O’Reilly Media in 2004 to market the rising
phenomena of online collaboration, sharing and communication. (Samms, 2018,
is frequently and easily identified as a new technology is better defined by
O’Reilly Media, Inc., in their published article discussing Web 2.0, as a set
of core principles that are at the base of the Web 2.0 phenomenon.
Those principles, according to O’Reilly are:
is a cybernetic structure, as, for instance, its trans-disciplinary based
principles drive for “Rich User Experiences” (O’Reilly 2018) as it enable for
example a greater responsive web designed pages. A major innovation milestone
from its predecessor Web 1.0, a predominantly read-only technology and generally
associated with the WWW, is the fact that Web 2.0 offers the option of greater
interactivity as “the wildly read-write web” (Diaz, Rodrigo, 2018). A main
example of rich interactive user consumption is Wiki .