What is Web 2.0

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Recent advances in Internet technologies combined with a society that relies upon them have brought about a new toolset for working and sharing on the World Wide Web.

"Web 2.0" suggests an updated version of the World Wide Web, but really gives a name to a new genre of applications, technologies, and social content that have emerged in recent years.

Web 2.0 marks the evolution from a "one way" web filled with static content to a dynamic "read/write" web that has become a platform promoting collaboration and communication, linking people as well as the digital information they share.

This module presents several Web 2.0 concepts, technologies, and applications.