Tim O’Reilly was able to give a definition of Web 2.0 at a time when many people take the term for granted and out of context. Yes, before Web 2.0 was meaningless. However, because of O’Reilly a working definition was made. Web 2.0, starting the day of conference in 2004 attended by O’Reilly himself, was defined as a platform used by the internet that is linked with the business revolution that exists in the computer industry.
So, as Web 2.0 increasingly becoming a trend so is the Web 2.0 startups which means the newest addition in the websites that employ Web 2.0 in creating, developing, and designing their entire website. Enterprises and organizations have been exhausting the benefits that Web 2.0 can provide with no great costs at stake. So when a Web 2.0 hit the internet and then instantly accepted by the users and even the audience that doesn’t belong to its scope of influence, it can be considered as a major Web 2.0 Startup revolution.
The most prominent Web 2.0 Startups that are now dominating the World Wide Web are the following:
1. MySpace which is a social network that was launched in July 2003.
2. YouTube which is a video sharing network that was launched in February 2005.
3. Facebook which is a social network that was launched in February 2004.
4. Wikipedia which is a Wiki-based encyclopedia that was launched in January 2001.
5. Bebo which is a social network that was launched in January 2005.
6. Digg which is a social content bookmarking and voting network that was launched in November 2004.
7. Flickr which is a photo sharing network that was launched in February 2004.
8. Netvibes which is an Ajax-based StartPage that was launched in September 2005.
9. Del.icio.us which is a social bookmarking network that was launched in 2003.
10. Meebo which is an Ajax-based instant messaging network that was launched in September 2005.