Counting the Web by Decimal Place

We continue talking about, asking what it is, hovering around its title and using it to spice up internet conversations,

but what the hell is Web 2.0?

To put it simply, this is Web 2.0.

My researching on the internet and contributing an explanation of this idea is what Web 2.0 is.  It is the unification of our world through the exchange of information, Web 2.0 is not a software or a thing, it is a relationship.  This relationship is between you and I, but to say Web 2.0 is a polygamous would be an understatement.

Tim O’Reilly measured and explained Web 2.0 in simplistic detail that makes sense, but requires concentration while reading to comprehend.  He explains Web 2.0 as a set of principles that transform the internet into a platform.

This platform is becoming increasingly useful.

I think of it like this:

You live in a small village, your country builds a train service.  The train route is long, and it does not stop anywhere besides your location and a big, mega city far far away.  It’s great, the destination of the train has lots of things to do and see, but it’s very far away.  Not many people use this train because only people living close to your station can access it.

More people begin moving to the area and around the lengths of the million miles of train tracks.  As people begin populating these areas, they begin putting stops along the train’s route.  The towns budding up around the new stops flourish, they build restaurants and libraries for its people and visitors.  I can now visit new locations that aren’t the far away mega city and experience what these new towns have to offer.  There are different sorts of people in these towns with different ideas and ways of doing things, I can learn from these people and diversify my knowledge base.  With more destinations and people from which I can experience besides those of the mega city, I learn more.

Now, I even have a job two train stops away.  I can commute because more and more people populate areas along the train tracks, causing the creation of new stops.  I contribute to the town where my new job is in my own little way, ever contributing person ignites growth within these towns, making the country flourish.

Web 2.0 exists because of an ever increasing popularity of the internet and growth in the number of its users.  People of ever age, sex, occupation, religion, nationality, cultural background and orientation are united through this mass exchange.  As more and more people use the internet, the more they will learn from those already online and the more they will contribute.

Thus, the information exchange.

Web 2.0 is not a level of the internet that goes up one one-hundredth every 3 months, it is the principle that knowledge is increasingly accessibly through internet as its medium.  There are more ways to learn and express, so this is my expression.

This is my opinion.

 This is my information share.

This is Web 2.0.


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One thought on “Counting the Web by Decimal Place

  1. I like your metaphor of the trainline to frame the difference between 1.0 and 2.0 versions of the web. I’m not exactly why that portion of text is centered, though.

    A few of your sentences are difficult to parse. For example:

    “Web 2.0 is because of the ever increasing popularity and growth of the internet. ”

    Seems something is missing here.

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