When it comes to Web 2.0, there is no clear definition because it is something that is not planned or coordinated and has no launch date (Vines 2008). The exact definition of Web 2.0 is open to debate. Generally, Web 2.0 is seen to be the next generation of the Internet and is working closely side by side with Web 1.0. Underneath the Web 2.0 platform, the users will be able to see more technologies and solutions to enhance their online experience. Web 2.0 technologies plays a big role as it is now becoming the mainstream for web development and it is allowing applications on the web to do more than just offering static information. This paper will discuss about Web 2.0 and some of the benefits and drawbacks of Web 2.0. It will then analyse the impact and how it has changed the way business interacts with the World Wide Web and also some of the changes people would like to see in the future about the web. It will then move on to how these changes relate to Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of a “Semantic Web”.
Web 2.0 is a web platform that allows users to have real-time interaction by creating and sharing information online. And also adding Semantic Web technology into the mix which will allow the true collection of intelligence, which is a higher level of understanding that are not found in the original contributions (Editorial 2008). It is just like any computer that can run applications, store and manipulate data and process information. Users can also perform drag and drop functions on the webpage and there are moveable items that the users can customise to make it more personal, for example in Facebook, there are increasing number of mini-applications called the Application Programming Interface (API) in which the users can install to their own Facebook pages. API allows the users to have real-time interactions such as playing games together and communicate with each other.
The idea behind of Web 2.0 technology is to connect...