Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Part 4. What is Web 2.0 Technology?

“Web 2.0 is a category of new Internet tools and technologies created around the idea that the people who consume media, access the Internet, and use the Web shouldn't passively absorb what's available; rather, they should be active contributors, helping customize media and technology for their own purposes, as well as those of their communities.” - http://www.techsoup.org/toolkits/web2/

Essentially, therefore, if you use Facebook, you are using Web 2.0 technology without knowing it. And furthermore, if you were to read a news article on www.bbc.co.uk and then “share” it to Facebook, or put a link to it on your blog, you are using Web 2.0 technology.

By using Web 2.0 technology, you are saying ‘this is who I am’ and ‘this is what I’m interested in’. You are sharing information about yourself and your interests with those around you.