Web 2.0

What is Web 2.0?

Web 2.0 is a transition from simply accessing information on the internet to interactive communication in a virtual world. Web 2.0 allows for information sharing, it is user centered, and a collaborative tools for education, socializing, and exploration.

Examples of Web 2.0

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Flickr
  • Blogging
  • Comment boxes
  • Online gaming with other people
  • Video chatting
  • Instant Messaging
  • Easy website development
  • CTools
  • Hyperlinks

Application of Web 2.0
As participants in the Minor in Writing, we utilize Web 2.0 every week when we blog and comment on other posts. As students at the University of Michigan, we use CTools to interact with our peers and professors through discussion forums, resource folders, assignment submissions, and chatrooms. On an even larger scale, millions of people have facebook and twitter accouts that are constantly being updated and allow for instant information sharing with people all around the world.

Incorporating Web 2.0 Into Writing Porfolios

Web 2.0 allows us to easily design our own websites as we learned in Josh and Katie's presentation. This can be especially helpful for our portfolio, where we can incorporate multiple types of media. Furthermore, we can enable commenting in our portfolios to allow for interaction with our peers and audience. The use of hyperlinks is another aspect of Web 2.0 that can be easily integrated into our writing portfolios (and blogs).

Examples From Our Own Lives

How Katy uses Web 2.0: Piazza

How Rachel uses Web 2.0: Facebook

Linked below are some examples of Web 2.0!