In the brief i was also instructed to use my blogs to discuss topics in a broader context that are associated with the digital media environment. I thought that i would start by discussing and investigating into web 2.0 to give myself a broader understanding of the current definition of the online space we use today. Web 2.0 is defined as a “set of principles and practices that tie together a veritable solar system of sites that demonstrate some or all of those principles, at a varying distance from that core”(O’Reilly, 2009). When compared to Web 1.0 which is defined as a ‘read only’ web, a tool people used simply to look up information and read it, web 2.0 emphasises on user generated content and usability. Below is a list that compares and contrasts features from both webs:
|Web 1.0||Web 2.0|
|evite||–>||upcoming.org and EVDB|
|domain name speculation||–>||search engine optimization|
|page views||–>||cost per click|
|screen scraping||–>||web services|
|content management systems||–>||wikis|
|directories (taxonomy)||–>||tagging (“folksonomy”)|
- O’Reilly, T. (2009) What is Web 2.0.
- Nickull, D., Hinchcliffe, D. and Governor, J. (2008) Web 20-20: A Vision Of The New Internet Patterns And Models: A Vision Of The New Internet Patterns A. 1st edn. United States: O’Reilly Media, Inc, USA.