web evolution

Web Evolution

The World Wide Web is a system of interlinked hypertext documents that can be accessed through the internet. You can view web pages that contain text and images and you can also navigate between them using hyperlinks.
It started with web 1.0 where the web master was always burdened with the responsibility of updating the website to keep visitors informed. The sole job of web 1.0 was to provide information but it does not allow its visitors to add or contribute any of their information to the web. It is a one way path of communication, the webmaster is the sender and we are the receivers. An example of web 1.0 sites might be a personal Web page that gives information about the site's owner, but never changes and not anyone can contribute or add to its information. Our Intranet website is a great example of a web 1.0 site, it only allows us to receive information and it is a non-interactive, one way communication path.
Web 1.0 users can download software applications, but they can't see how the application works or change it. On the other hand, a Web 2.0 application can be changed by its users, which means the source code for the program is available for anyone to see and to change. Users can see how the application works and make any changes they want or even build new applications based on it.

Web evolution 2.0
The concept of web 2.0 began with a conference brainstorming session between O,Relly and media line international( O’Relly,2005). Web 2.0 according to O’Relly is a platform in which the applications are built upon web Participatory experience rather upon desktop; like web 1.0 read- only experience ( (Lindsay, 2008) . However, the following factors that makes up 2.0: Ajax (2.0) reader use, web service (keypad), and Iterative (easy add feature). It changes the way software developer and end-user uses the web sites. However, in web to 2.0 users are allow to interact and generate content which comprises of blogs, Wiki, YouTube, flicker and social networking such as MySpace, face book, and Friendster (Lindsay, 2008). Also users can add data, customize their new links, and use moveable widgets. In comprising web 2.0 to web 1.0, web 2.0 is much better because it is about communities while 1.0 is all about the service of a company website.2.0 is about XML while 1.0is HTML with homepage, mostly lecture.
In conclusion, web 2.0 has made it more interactive for users to produce content, tagging, and podcasting through social networking sites, blogging, YouTube etc

Lindsay, G. (2008, April 13). What Is Web 2.0?Debunking the Mystery of Web 2.0. Retrieved october 15, 2009, from suite101.com: http://internet.suite101.com/article.cfm/what_is_web_20
O'Relly, T. (2005). Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software.

Group member:
Augustina Kawei (web 2.0)
Dongwoo Kim(web 3.0)
Huijun Abby Fan (poster)
Sally Botross (web 1.0)

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