At the time of the second Web 2.0 Conference in October 2005, a Google Search on "Web 2.0" returned about 10 million hits--a remarkable number given that the term was only about a year old! Now, one year later, a Google Search with the quoted term "Web 2.0" returns 52 million hits! Whether your a student, an instructor, a computer professional, a businessperson, or simply someone who enjoys using the web, it's important to understand what Web 2.0 is and what it will mean to you.
We're looking forward to attending the third Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco in November. The conference is sold out, but it'll be easy to find out all that was said and done as the information explodes onto the Web.
Check out our just-updated Web 2.0 Resource Center for articles, books, online tutorials, e-books, newsgroups, forums, FAQs, companies, people, technologies, products, business models, and much more. And check out our growing list of Web 2.0-related Deitel Resource Centers, including Web 2.0, Ajax, Internet Business Initiative, Open Source, RSS, Bogging, Internet Video, XML, Web Services, with lots more coming. We'll point you to the best Web 2.0 resources on the Internet.
Read Tim O'Reilly's defining Web 2.0 paper.
Find out the characteristics shared by Web 2.0 companies.
Follow the blogs of the best Web 2.0 thinkers.
Read about the people, companies, technologies and products of Web 2.0.
Learn the technologies of Web 2.0, including search, social networking, web services, wikis, social bookmarking, tagging, syndication, blogging, RSS, Atom, open source, identity management, image sharing, video sharing, Ajax, Ruby on Rails, Rich Internet Applications (RIA), Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA), mashups, Internet VOIP telephony, digital rights management, link sharing, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), content management, Mobile Web 2.0, and more.
Investigate the companies of Web 2.0, including Google,Yahoo, MSN, digg, slashdot, del.icio.us, flickr, LinkedIn, MySpace, FaceBook, BrightCove, YouTube, AOL, Wikipedia, Feedburner, Technorati, TechCrunch, PubSub, BitTorrent, eBay, Amazon, Craigslist, IAC, AOL and so many more.
Learn who the people of Web 2.0 are.
Check out the best Web 2.0 software and tools.
Understand the themes of Web 2.0 like the "architecture of participation," community-generated content, the "wisdom of the crowds," the web as a platform, software as a service, the "long tail," the "continuous beta," folksonomies, user as developers, lightweight programming models, lightweight business models, and more.
Study the Web 2.0 monetization models, such as contextual advertising, affiliate programs, micropayments, subscriptions, direct sales, mergers and acquisitions of Web 2.0 businesses.
Get the latest information on licensing models, reputation systems, trust systems, venture capital, angel investors, and more.
Learn why it's so much easier to start an Internet business now than it was in the Internet explosion of the late 1990s.
Check out all the details for the upcoming Web 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. Speakers, topics, exhibitors. The conference is sold out, but you'll still want to follow it and the explosion of news as the conference unfolds and afterwards.
And speculate with the experts on what will Web 3.0 entail.