|Web 2.0. Where did the term come from? What does it mean? Is the next bubble forming? How does this relate to Google? How does it relate to Yahoo? Ajax? These are all questions I started asking early in October. Below is a collection of notes and resources I used to start putting the puzzle together. Enjoy.
Definition: Web 2.0 is a term often applied to a perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of websites to a full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users. Ultimately Web 2.0 services are expected to replace desktop computing applications for many purposes.
The concept of “Web 2.0″ began with a conference brainstorming session between O’Reilly and MediaLive International. Dale Dougherty, web pioneer and O’Reilly VP, noted that far from having “crashed”, the web was more important than ever, with exciting new applications and sites popping up with surprising regularity. What’s more, the companies that had survived the collapse seemed to have some things in common. Could it be that the dot-com collapse marked some kind of turning point for the web, such that a call to action such as “Web 2.0″ might make sense? We agreed that it did, and so the Web 2.0 Conference was born. [via oreillynet.com]
Popular Web 2.0 Blog:
Web 2.0 Projects:
What Is Web 2.0
Adaptive Path / Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications
Web 2.0 Visualizations:
Tim O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 MemeMap
Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 Visualization
Peter Forret’s Web 2.0 Visualization