Web 2.0


In the beginning, the Internet was mainly used to gain and access information, but the introduction of new web technologies have changed the way people behave on the Internet. The differences are:
Web 1.0 was the Internet as a library where you went to look up information.
Web 2.0 is about collaboration, connecting and learning from each other. Information as conversation. Social interaction and participation is a feature of many new technologies.

Web 2.0 is “a shift from being a medium, in which information was transmitted and consumed, into being a platform, in which content is created, shared, remixed, re-purposed, and passed along”. These concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities and hosted services, such as social-networking sites (Facebook, Bebo and Myspace), Wikis (wikispaces.com, wetpaint.com, pbwiki.com) and blogs (blogger.com, blogspot.com, edublogs.com)
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Links:
Cool Tools for Schools - AMAZING! Nominated for Best Educational Wiki in 2009. Web 2.0 tools for all curriculum areas.
Go 2 Web 2.0 - Links to Web 2.0 tools for all curriculum areas.