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What is Web 2.0?

 
S. Palanigounder
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Are Flex and Ajax part of Web 2.0? Has anyone used the term of Web 3.0 yet?
 
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Web 2.0 is a vague buzzword that can mean many things to many people.

To some, it's a look and feel that include trendy colors, Mac-inspired glossy controls and reflections, and lots of gradients.

To others, it's a type of application where content is member-supplied; sites such as YouTube, blogs, Digg, and so on. And sites that are perpetually in beta.

And to some, it's technology: so called Rich Internet Applications enabled by technologies such as Ajax, Flex and others.

I'm sure some marketeer somewhere is trying to figure out how to spin "Web 3.0", but it's all pretty meaningless.
[ July 13, 2008: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
 
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Actually, I have seen the term "Web 3.0" being used in the book Collective Intelligence in Action.


It is also generally acknowledged that one of the core components of Web 3.0 applications will be the use of artificial intelligence. There is however debate as to whether this intelligence will be obtained by sites reasoning like humans or through sites leveraging collective intelligence
techniques such as collaborative filtering.


Book's source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_3.0#An_evolutionary_path_to_artificial_intelligence
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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