WEB 2.0

What it means is that we can connect with someone or a company through the Web instantly! We can share with a friend on Facebook; purchase a pair of shoes after viewing them on a webpage. Web 2.0 allows users to collaborate and interact together in a social media dialogue. Earlier websites were written H.T.M.L., which was intended to define the structure or design of a web document. More and more elements, such as how the content would be formatted. As the author states, form and content had become inseparable. Because of the development of Digital Text, form and content can now be separate. XML now enables us to export data or information without any formatting constraints. This changes everything since form is separate from content, users don’t need code to upload content on the Web. XML enables any user to be able to exchange data. We, the users, have created a database-backed web. Web 2.0 is about linking or bringing people together that would never meet or interact other wise. The serious side to all of this is copyright infringement, authorship, identity, ethics, aesthetics, rhetorics, governance, privacy, commerce, and family.


4 thoughts on “WEB 2.0

  1. kcarbaugh says:

    It was interesting to watch the four minutes of the video clip. It does concern me that the web is moving into a quicker faster way of bringing more and more content for us to view and try to assimilate, without filters and as data is gathered, do we have a real choice what is gathered or “taken” from us.

  2. LouisMarc says:

    There appear to be some boundaries in place as far as information available on the web by government in some countries. It has been widely reported that news stories and information have been censored on the web. How do we know what is being filtered? And who decides this? These are questions that are new and mostly looked over as we are caught up in Web 2.0, exchanging data and linking ourselves to old and new friends.

  3. I have found that many websites use their own filtering tactics – for instance GOOGLE – you can either pay them for one of the top 3 ads you see in that yellow box after you search on google.com (google adwords/pay per click) or you must have a stellar and popular site to show up on the first few pages. They have programs called spiders that will instantly go into the code and SEO of you website and check out all your links and see who links to your page and vice versa and if that page is in good standing, etc, before it even puts you in the running. Yes there are government filters, but the sites we use everyday (google, Facebook, yelp) are filtered by the people who own the websites which can be a little scary when you think about those implications.

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