Beginner of Web 2.0


What is Web 2.0….?

 

When you google there are so many define names will come up but simply described as the second generation of the Word Wide Web. It’s mainly focused on collaborating and sharing information online for the people. This video gives you a rough idea about what web 2.0 is…?

 

Web 2.0 Tools

 

A number of online tools and platforms are now defining how people share their perspectives, opinions, thoughts and experiences. Web 2.0 tools such as weblogs, RSS, video casting, social bookmarking, social networking, podcasts and picture sharing sites are becoming more and more popular. One major advantage of Web 2.0 tools is that the majority of them are free.

I think many people will have already used some of these Web 2.0 tools, and a good way to explain the concept of Web 2.0 tools is to consider an example of how they can be used.Although user can embed ,display or download any kind of video and choose the up to eight different languages. There were few examples

1.  Blogs

 

 

“Blog” is an abbreviated version of “weblog“, which is a term used to describe web sites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. A blog features diary-type commentary and links to articles on other Web sites, usually presented as a list of entries in reverse chronological order.

Blogs range from the personal to the political, and can focus on one narrow subject or a whole range of subjects.There are famous blog platforms such as Google Blogger and WordPress. I found that there were few difference.

 

Google Blogger  –  This blog is a free, simple and quick platform to work with, but Google Blogger does not give much control, so serious Google Bloggers cannot have all of their needs met with this type of blogging platform. Also, because Google Blogger.com has control of your blog, it can be shut down or taken from you for pretty much any reason at all, meaning that you are leaving your work in someone else’s hands, and that’s not really the best option for anyone that is serious about their content.

 

WordPress –  This blogger is ideal if you are looking for a situation that is more permanent in terms of blogging. WordPress does have a free service, but if you want a permanent or long term blog, you should host your WordPress blog on your very own server – This is something that Google Blogger has not made possible! Hosting for your own site can be found for $10 or less on many websites, and with some simple installation, you can have your own WordPress blog, completely under your own control without anyone being able to tell you what you can or cannot say online.

2. RSS : Really Simple Syndication

 

 

RSS is a technology that is being used by millions of web users around the world to keep track of their favorite websites. In the old days of the web to keep track of updates on a website you had to ‘bookmark’ websites in your browser and manually return to them on a regular basis to see what had been added.

RSS changes everything. It flips things around a little and is a technology that provides you with a method of getting relevant and up to date information sent to you for you to read in your own time. It saves you time and helps you to get the information you want quickly after it was published.

3. Social Media

 

 

Media is an instrument on communication, like a newspaper or a radio, so social media would be a social instrument of communication.

4_1. Social Network

 

 

 

 

 

A social network is “a social structure made up of individuals which are connected by interdependency such as friendship, other relationships, common interests, knowledge and even status”. (Wikipedia, 2011).

 

4_2. FaceBook

 

A very popular social networking service worldwide is Facebook. This service was originally created with the only purpose of helping students of Harvard University get to know each other better.

Facebook as social networking service owes its popularity to the fact that it is a very friendly and easy to use platform, which means any user does not need to be an expert in software or technology to use it. This platform provides users with a wide range of possibilities to interact and socialize. Facebook users can create their personal profiles with pictures, create lists of personal interests, communicate with friends, relatives, and other users, create and join interest groups, among other services.

The first time I signed in and tried with Facebook, I was really excited thinking of the lot of possibilities this platform was offering me to meet new people and socialize. I could not believe about its popularity. I realised how popular Facebook was when I started to contact many of my childhood friends, high school and college classmates, who I had lost track of due to many reasons. It was an amazing experience.

4_3. Twitter

 

Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, informally known as “tweets.” (“http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter”)

5. Tagging

 

A tag is a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to a piece of information such as an Internet bookmark, digital image, or computer file. This is a kind of metadata helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching. Tags are generally chosen informally and personally by the item’s creator or by its viewer, depending on the system. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tag_(metadata)

There were special types of tags.

* Hash tags –  Words or phrases prefixed with a hash symbol “#”, with multiple words concatenated.

Eg.  #Vodka is my favourite #sprite

* Triple tags –  This is called as machine tag as well. It’s used a special syntax to define extra semantic information about the tag, making it easier or more meaningful for interpretation by a computer program. Also this have three parts such as namespace, a predicate and a value.

Eg.  taxonomy:binomial=Alcedo_atthis

They can be combined with hashtags:

#taxonomy:binomial=Alcedo_atthis

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