Development of Web 2.0 and Social Media

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Development of Web 2.0 and Social Media Introduction Web 2.0 refers to the term given to the second generation World Wide Web, which is majorly focused on giving people the ability to collaborate and share information online. The transition from the old static web pages to the more dynamic and interactive web pages are what are referred to as web 2.0, this websites are well organized and are geared towards delivering of web applications to the users. Web 2.0 brings other improved functionalities like open communication emphasizing on web communities of users and open sharing information with each other. Web 2.0 has become more synonymous as a marketing term. Components of web 2.0 are Wikis, Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Flickr. There have been discussions of Web 2.0 roots been in development communities for open source software, these communities organize and participate in development of software and ideas and suggestions are shared in real time, and the same would apply for Web 2.0. For Web 2.0 it's not just about opening up the code it involves opening up the production of content and exposing data so it can be re-used by all online users ADDIN EN.CITE Shelly20106(Shelly and Frydenberg, 2010)666Shelly, G.B.Frydenberg, M.Web 2.0: Concepts and Applications2010Independence, KYCourse Technology9781439048023http://books.google.co.ke/books?id=WYSP0ll6ftcC( HYPERLINK l "_ENREF_6" o "Shelly, 2010 #6" Shelly and Frydenberg, 2010). The most significant differences of

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