The search for the definitive Web 2.0 definition

When the term emerged in 2004 (coined by Dale Dougherty and popularized by O’Reilly Media and MediaLive International),1 it provided a useful, if imperfect, conceptual umbrella under which analysts, marketers and other stakeholders in the tech field could huddle the new generation of internet applications and businesses that were emerging to form the “participatory Web” as we know it today: Think blogs, wikis, social networking, etc..

Read Riding the Waves of “Web 2.0” (pdf) from the Pew Internet & American Life Project and contribute to the Web 2.0 definition at the Whats New Media Wiki.

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