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Web 2.0 and Social Networking Aaron Abram 2/5/2010 1. Introduction A revolution is changing the way we use the Web, and it has been labeled Web 2.0. Web 2.0 refers to Web resources that allow average users to collaborate and contribute to Web content. The Web 2.0 wave was inspired by the growing popularity of blogs. Through blogs the Web community discovered that the Web was not something just to observe, but rather something in which to participate. There are many features and technologies
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Web 2.0 and Social Networking Aaron Abram associated with Web 2.0 and experts often disagree on which are most defining. Besides blogs there are currently four popular manifestations of Web 2.0: social networking sites, media sharing sites, wikis, and social bookmarking sites. "The burgeoning growth of online social networks, media sharing, wikis, and social bookmarking is drawing increasing numbers of people to the Web for greater lengths of time each day". 1 2. Social networking Web sites provide Web-based tools for users to share information about themselves with others on the Web, and find, meet, and converse with others members. The most popular social networking sites are MySpace and Facebook. Both sites provide members with their own personal Web page and allow members to post photos and information about
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2010 for the course COMP CGS2100 taught by Professor Gaitros during the Fall '09 term at FSU.

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