Blogs and Web 2.0

Jill Walker, of the University of Bergen, has made some interesting observations about what is now termed Web 2.0 (at a keynote address at one of those conferences in Hawaii!).

What is Web 2.0 anyway? A move from the solitary to the social, from finished products to processes and ongoing, many-to-many communication. Here’s an excerpt from O’Reilly’s comparison of old to new:

Ofoto –> Flickr
Britannica Online –> Wikipedia
personal websites –> blogging
publishing –> participation
content management systems –> wikis
directories (taxonomy) –> tagging (”folksonomy”)
stickiness –> syndication



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