Web 2.0 is a common term used in the World Wide Web to refer the developments and changing trends in the technology. This concept also aims in enhancing the creativity on the Web as well as sharing of information, functionality, and collaboration on the Web. Actually, the concept of Web 2.0 has led to the development of different web-based communities like social networking sites, wikis, video sharing sites, and blogs. But what are the specific features and characteristics included in the Web 2.0?
Then, the World Wide Web only allowed users to retrieve information. Users can do more than just that with Web 2.0. The Web 2.0 allows users to create interactive facilities that may provide network platforms for computer. This also leads on permitting users to execute programs through the Web browser. Users are allowed to own certain data on the Web and therefore have control over them with the use of Web 2.0. There are also instances that the Web 2.0 may allow other allowable people to modify some settings on the owner’s webpage and contents. These are also easy to do with the user-friendly interface that Web 2.0 features like those based on Ajax, Flex, and OpenLaszlo.
Usually, websites under the Web 2.0 may include several techniques or newer features. Included to these are the cascading style sheets, microformats, folksonomies, APIs based on XML or JSON, REST, valid use of HTML and XHTML, use of rich Web applications, tools on weblog publishing, wikis, forums, privacy on the Internet, and use of Atom or RSS feeds.
Users may have richer Web experience as well as better participation having these Web 2.0 features. This Web technology is still expected to progress as the World Wide Web continues to evolve everyday.