Web 2.0 is a concept, an approach to developing web solutions wherein the emphasis is on enabling the active participation and interaction among people. The idea is to allow people to become active contributors to websites. Web 2.0 refers to a perceived second generation of web-based communities and hosted services which aim to provide a better collaboration and sharing between users. It relates to a transition of websites from isolated information silos to interlinked computing platforms.
Some of the technologies and tools that allow the user to do more than just retrieve information include the following:Social Networking:
It provide a forum for like minded people to meet and interact with each other such as MySpace, Facebook, Flickr etcBlogs:
It provides users with an easy mechanism to publish content on the web.Rich Internet Applications:
Provide a more interactive and dynamic browsing experience to the users by using technologies such as AJAX, Flash etc.
It allows users to classify and store a list of resources collated from all over the web.Viral Marketing:
Websites that follow the web 2.0 techniques and practices attract greater exposure resulting in an increase in site traffic.