What is Web 2.0?

July 12, 2008

Tim O’Reilly:

…. the internet as Web 2.0 is displacing Microsoft Windows as the dominant software development platform,

…. the competitive edge comes from aggregating the collective intelligence of everyone who uses the platform….. ‘

‘Web 2.0 is a transformative force that’s propelling companies across all industries
towards a new way of doing business characterized by harnessing collective intelligence, ….

from: http://radar.oreilly.com/web2/

Wikipedia’s definition of Web 2.0

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Mashup Matrix

December 29, 2007


Web 2.0 is closely related to the idea of ‘Mashups‘: ‘

In technology, a mashup is a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool; an example is the use of cartographic data from Google Maps to add location information to real-estate data from Craigslist, thereby creating a new and distinct web service that was not originally provided by either source.’ (from: Wikipedia.org)

The ProgrammableWeb Mashup Matrix (beta) lets you visualize the web mashup ecosystem.

This Matrix offers a quick way to see how many Mashups are composed (i.e. from which original Web2.0 websites)

This is a list of all Mashups built around the photo site ‘www.flickr.com’.