From E-Gov to Connected Governance | Role of ICT in the Era of Connected Governance 22
What is Web 2.0?
A web of participation.
Web 2.0 is the the second stage the web. It is the social
web that connects people. It is a web of participation. User
consumes & creates. Sites are interactive, for example:
blogs–keep a web-diary; Wikipedia — free encyclopedia,
anyone edits; Del.icio.us — social bookmarking; mySpace,
openBC – cultivate social relations; Flickr — share photos;
and YouTube–broadcast yourself.
According to Tim OʼReilly, several principles distinguish
web 2.0, for example:
(1) the web as platform
(2) harnessing collective intelligence
(3) data is the next Intel inside
(4) end of the software release cycle
(5) lightweight programming models
(6) software above the level of a single device, and
(7) rich user experiences.
In addition Web 2.0 approaches embrace: remixing data
and services; relation-orientation; the long tail; and bi-
directional interaction. Web 2.0 social computing has both
consumer and enterprise impacts.