Web 2.0 and mashups are two different concepts. But the two are closely intertwined and complementary that it would be nearly impossible to separate them. Web 20 is the new Internet. It is a new concept of the online interactive media that puts users at the forefront of its development. Mashups on the other hand refer to the different applications and processes put together on a website. If integrated into the new concept of Web 2.0, mashups transform into a whole new set of functionalities that will define the character of the website. Thus, the phenomenon called Web 2.0 mashups came to be known.
The use of Web 2.0 mashups will greatly improve the user friendliness of websites. That’s because mashups will not require users to have advanced programming skills and knowledge. It can be installed on websites and users can instantly use the web applications just like they are using other web based tools.