Web 2.0: Cool…But What Is It?

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Defining an idea or thing is fraught with erroneous assumptions and requires vast amounts of your beverage of choice. Take “Web 2.0” and its multiplying stepchildren “Library 2.0” and Nissan’s “Shift 2.0” (and who knows what other “2.0” descriptions will come down the pipe).

There is something about this shift between what the web was and what it is becoming, and one of my favorite websites, Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 blog, has a great post titled, “Review of the Year's Best Web 2.0 Explanations.” Read it, mentally masticate the concepts involved, and see if fits your concept of having an online world that is a socially rich, synchronously connected, and collaboratively enhanced. What do you want it to be?