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6340 Fall 2009 Project 3 - Web 2 (point) 0 Part 1

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Kimberly Ramsey


The Definition of Web 2.0

Web 2.0 sounds as if it is a 2nd version of the Web. In a way, it is. The Web that we grew to love since its inception was basically pages and pages of sites, with an occasional message board thrown in so that we could comment in chat rooms or on message boards about what we saw, read, etc. Web 2.0 has changed that. Web 2.0 is the description given to the manner in which information acquisition has changed. We no longer depend on corporate sites for information. Today, you, me and every person with access to a modem provides, shares, collects, and distributes information, all to be collected and devoured by any and every person on the Web. 


According to Paul Graham, you may hear the definition of Web 2.0 as being “the web as a platform.” This term is sometimes used because of all the new web-based applications  that are available to users today that highly contrast the “store bought” software programs people were forced to purchase and use in the first years of the Web. However, Web 2.0 is not just a platform; it is better described as a “process.”   That is because the creation, use, and distribution of information on the web is no longer a one laned road, with Web users as  travelers who were stuck going in one direction determined by Website creators.  In contrast,  today’s web users are the construction crew creating new roads, highways and freeways of information. The content made available on the Web today is constantly being changed, rearranged, shared, responded to, affected by and authored by multiple users.  The “Web 2.0” name was coined because of all the new online services, user-generated content, communities and social networking tools now used to manage  information. The medium in which people use to share information is now multifaceted, containing blogging, video, instant messages, podcasts, tweets and more. This change in the movement, distribution and ownership of information is what is now called Web 2.0.


Works Cited:


Explaining Computers.com.. (n.d.). Explaining Computers.com. Retrieved Dec. 29, 2009, from http://www.explainingcomputers.com/web2.html


EZarticles.com.. (n.d.). Definition: It's Not a Technology or Platform. Retrieved Dec. 29, 2009, from http://ezinearticles.com/?A-New-Web-2.0-Definition---Its-Not-a-Technology-Or-Platform&id=2339675


Networks.silicon.com.. (n.d.). Networks.silicon.com. Retrieved Oct. 10, 2009, from http://networks.silicon.com/webwatch/0,39024667,39161662,00.htm


Paul Graham.. (n.d.). PaulGraham.com. Retrieved Oct. 9, 2009, from %20http://www.paulgraham.com/web20.html



Yolanda Martinez

Defining Web 2.0

According to an article posted by "Webopedia" it states, "Web 2.0 is the term given to describe a second generation of the World Wide Web that is focused on the ability for people to collaborate and share information online."  This statement helps visualize that the Internet has evolved from a place where people used to go to for sites to obtain information that could not be changed to being "connected" and the people now being in control of the information. 


Web 2.0 has opened other opportunities for people to collaborate, trade, and share information and the Internet relies on us to organize and create links upon the content found on the World Wide Web.  These linkages are the ways we are creating a connection among different people and entities without regard to race, prejudices, or positions (status quo). 


Based on the usage of Web 2.0, online software applications have evolved and continue to improve that brings more connectivity and collaboration among people. Some of those online resources that are usually coined as Web 2.0 emerging technologies include wikis, blogs, and podcasts.  These tools help people organize and share their content, while allowing others to add more content to the information originally posted, thus creating a collaborative learning environment.  In other words, "We are the Web."


Works Sited:





Charles Rich

 What is web 2.0?


To really understand and appreciate what web 2.0 is you almost had to be around for web 1.0. When I first started designing for the web we could do only a handful of things in creating a website and most of those had to do with formatting a document to look good on the web. This was a fairly difficult task because no two browsers would render what you wrote quite the same way. As far as interaction went we could basically have the user fill out a form which you could have e-mailed to you, or if you really wanted to be fancy you could spend hours learning Perl and build a script that would save the information for you. Certainly users were unable to directly input information or share it in real time without hours and hours of programming and sweat.


As web the web grew it began to gain more interactive applications through various newer scripting languages, server applications, and whatnot. Suddenly users found themselves able to share links, blog, use wikis, and create and publish their own web videos, just to name a few. Tim O'Reilly used the comparison of mostly static web 1.0 applications like Yahoo search, Ofoto, and Britannica online with web 2.0 applications like Google, Flickr, and Wikipedia, with the common element being that users could interact with these services where they could not with their predecessors. While all of these technologies began to become widely available the younger generation started playing with it, and demanding more from it. It was no longer good enough just to be able to sit down to a desktop computer, pull up a browser, and post a comment to a web board somewhere. While the industry was trying to figure out where to go next kids were already using technologies in new ways, using messenger to keep track of each other, posting updates on even the most mundane things on wikis, using blogs to share pictures and ideas with friends, and calling each other with P2P programs like Skype – all outside the classroom and under parents' and teachers' radars, so to speak. We're not done yet, they wanted all of this without being tethered to a desktop.


What is web 2.0? Web 2.0 is not so much a technology but as the Wikipedia page on the topic states it is “cumulative changes in the ways software developers and end-users use the Web.” It's an open-mindedness that allows one to look at a tool on the web and say, “yeah, but what can I do with this?” It's the ability to take what is going on in your mind, and in your life, and post it in such a way that others can access it and shape it as well. It's collaboration on a level that few can accomplish even face-to-face done seamlessly. It's as close as we can get to plugging into each others brains (that's in the works for web 3.0).


Works Cited:


Web 2.0 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0.

What Is Web 2.0 - O'Reilly Media. http://oreilly.com/web2/archive/what-is-web-20.html.


and for a little fun exploring web 2.0 on your own check out http://23thingsonastick.blogspot.com/2007/12/what-are-23-things-on-stick.html


Margo Salas

Definition of Web 2.0


Web 2.0 is a phrase used to depict the transformation that has taken place on the World Wide Web. Before Web 2.0 the internet mainly consisted of web sites where the user could view and download information from. According to Mills (2007), with Web 2.0 internet users are now providers rather than simply being receivers.  Now as technology has evolved, Web 2.0 has provided users with tools such as wikis, blogs, and social networking sites (Mills, 2007). These tools allow the user more interactivity with web sites where they can collaborate and share their ideas with others as well as take part in social networking.



Mills, Lane, B. (2007). The next wave now: Web 2.0. Education Digest. 73(4), 4 - 5. Retrieved October 6, 2009, from Academic Search Complete database.


Coral Palmer


Web 2.0 used for Education



My goal as a Technology Support Teacher and or an MTT is to help teachers obtain the skills and help change the attitude of the teacher, which determine the effectiveness of technology integration into the curriculum.  As quoted by Chris Riedel, and as I see it “help reinvent Education”.  In helping reinvent Education , Web 2.0, as I see it, is a wonderful tool that should completely be used by Education.


What is Web 2?  Web 2.0 is the state, or means of being “connected” with the rest of the world, in an educational means in order to share, post, interact, contribute, obtain, gather, comment, on information.  Information is “knowledge”.  It is this new way “to inform and get informed” therefore, that is and will be the new method our new digital students learn.  Web 2.0 is the tool for “e-learning” as Mr. O-Hear mentions. Blogs, wikis, and podcasting are just some of the software tools that are making this “connection” possible.  It is my job as an MTT to inform, motive, and train teachers and administrations to utilize, take advantage and integrate these wonderful “social software” to enhance and accelerate our digital students’ learning.


Cited work:


What Is Web 2.0 - O'Reilly Media. http://oreilly.com/web2/archive/what-is-web-20.html.

O'Hear, S. (August 8. 2006). e-learning 2.0 - How Web technologies are shaping education. ReadWriteWeb.

Riedel, C. (January, 2008). Web 2.0: Helping Reinvent Education. THE journal



Lilian Villarreal (revised)


What is Web 2.0?

Web 2.0 is the next step to the World Wide Web 1.0. Obviously, it is a development of interactive web that has emerged to enhance student learning or even personal use. To me, the World Wide Web means anything that is collaborative and up-and-coming such as: blogs, wikis, community sites, video sharing, podcasting, etc. Web 2.0 is best defined to students as new tools they can use to enhance their learning to open more opportunities for them to learn and share the information they learn at a universal level. The web has opened an infinite window for users to communicate all around the world. Web 2.0 allows users to not just take in information but to create, upload, do, produce, form, enhance, improve, develop, etc.  As more people, companies, and users contribute to Web 2.0, it becomes a larger playfield for any other user to build to and contribute to the basic stage of the network, and then that becomes another tool of Web 2.0. Web 2.0 is the greatest thing that ever happened to create endless, authentic learning opportunities.

I read the article of Tim O’Reilly, and as technology teacher/student, I find Web 2.0 a lot easier to understand than other students who aren't already familiar with web technology might; that is not to say I still have a lot of learning to do! I believe I grew up with most of the Web 1.0 tools, but as I saw the development of all the Web 2.0 components, they were then easier to understand. Web 2.0 has just made anything Web 1.0 developed better, more efficient, and more improved (O’Reilly, 2005)  That is not to say that Web 2.0 has replaced everything that was older than web 2.0, but it has upgraded to help enhance what technology can offer.


Article by Tim O’Reilly - What is Web 2.0-

O'Reilly, T. (2005). Design patterns and business models for the next generation of software. What is web 2.0, 30(Sep), Retrieved from http://oreilly.com/pub/a/web2/archive/what-is-web-20.html?page=5






Alberto Guevara


What is Web 2.0?



In my opinion, web 2.0 is a platform that allows people to share information with other people.  Information might be in different formats such, text, multimedia, etc and shared using different applications such blogs, wikis, social networking, etc.  According to Tim Ray, web 2.0 is about the services that are delivered over the web that matters and not so much how those services are delivered.  In other words, the web has replaced the pc as the platform to be used.


Not 2.0. O’Reilly Radar. http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2005/08/not-20.html   



Nancy Acuña

What is Web 2.0?

Upon viewing different sites and reading about Web 2.0 i come to the conclusion that is is a web application is to facilitate the used of sharing, networking, communicating, collaborating and interacting via the world wide web.  The site for the Web 2.0 allows for its users to interact or exchange information .    This tool should enhance learning due through the different formats of exchanging, interacting, communicating and etc, it makes things simpler manage.  Learners are able to adapt to the new technology and communicate with other users and maybe able to interact, communicate and elaborate on different challenges.




What is?  O'Reilly:  http://oreilly.com/web2/archive/what-is-web-20.html

Web 2.0 Summit:  http://www.web2summit.com/web2009/public/schedule/detail/10194






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