Web 2.0

first coined by Darcy DiNucci in 1999 gained popularity through Tim O’Reilly and Dale Dougherty in 2004 marks a shift in how the web is used, moving from a collection of static pages to a dynamic and interactive experience

second (and current as of 2024) generation of the World Wide Web, which emphasizes user-generated content, usability, and interoperability for end users. 1.0 was dominated by static web pages while Web 2.0 is dominated by dynamic web pages.

characterized by the participation of users as creators of content in a virtual community. This era of the internet brought about social networking sites, blogs, wikis, and multimedia sharing platforms, transforming the web into a collaborative space.

Key features of Web 2.0 ability for users to collaborate and interact directly on web platforms, the prevalence of social media support tagging of content, which allows for easier searching and organization of information by users.