Web 2.0

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Web and a version number (as used in software). Coined by Darcy DiNucci in 1999.

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Web 2.0

  1. (Internet) The second generation of the World Wide Web, especially the movement away from static webpages to dynamic and shareable content, social networking, and online collaboration.
    Coordinate terms: Web 1.0, Web 3.0
    • 1999, Darcy DiNucci, “Fragmented Future”, in Print[1], volume 53, number 4, ISSN 0032-8510, page 220:
      The first glimmerings of Web 2.0 are beginning to appear, and we are just starting to see how that embryo might develop.
    • 2014, Astra Taylor, The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age[2], Henry Holt and Company, →ISBN:
      Web 2.0 was the logical consequence of the Internet going mainstream, weaving itself into everyday life and presenting new opportunities as millions of people rushed online.

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