You might ask yourself, what is WEB 2.0? Well, the term web 2.0 is simply used to refer to advanced internet technology and applications including RSS, wikis and blogs. It may also to a new generation of websites that are very interactive and user friendly. These websites have been designed in such a way that they allow those people that are using them to collaborate and share information online. These website are normally created by developing the preexisting websites that had HTML web pages. This development is done dynamically by retrieving data from a data base. It also involves the use or programming languages to come up with pages from the information that has been retrieved on the fly. This form of programming is referred to as Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) and is what contributes to large percentage of the interactivity experienced in web 2.0 websites. This programming allows the users of web 2.0 website to connect to the web server and also to be able to download small amounts of information that exists in the background. However, a user can only use this method to download the part of a webpage that alter as a result of user interaction. This is very important because it ensures that an entire webpage does not have to be reloaded every time a change is made. This also results to a more responsive website that will give a more interactive experience to the users who visit it.

With these interactive websites, for example the social book marking website, you can also get to share all your online stored resources bookmarks. These websites are also portable or compatible with a variety of mobiles or gadgets. They also stick to the original configuration of a website page regardless of the gadget that is being used to access a website. This helps to avoid giving users a surprise through the inconsistent looks and feels of webpages every time they use a different gadget to access a website.

Web 2.0 websites are also designed in such a way that they can accommodate all sets of users. This is chiefly because different set of users have different ways that they use in dealing with issues when they are on a website. For example, there are those who just comment while there are also others who just like to rate views. All these users are given a detailed share of focus through these websites. As opposed to the non interactive website, users of web 2.0 websites also get a chance to collaborate with the stake holders of a website part from just collaborating with other users on the World Wide Web.

The web 2.0 websites also have tools that you do not have to download so as to use. Teachers and students also find it very easy to learn on how to use these tools. These tools are mostly used in editing user generated content online. They tools include: presentation tools, video tools, mobile tools, community tools and related links.

The answer to what is WEB 2.0? Can also be framed as, it is symbol of change in the perception of a developer and user. However, critics to this technology maintain that it makes it very easy for all users or average web users to alter web content. Lastly, you should take note that the AJAX technology does not update any technical specifications or design document, but instead it address the changes that are taking place in the way developers develop it and the way users interact with it.

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August 29, 2013


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