Web 2.0 is the term used to describe a variety of web sites and applications that allow anyone to create and share online information or material they have created. A key element of the technology is that it allows people to create, share, collaborate & communicate. Web 2.0 differs from other types of websites as it does not require any web design or publishing skills to participate, making it easy for people to create and publish or communicate their work to the world. The nature of this technology makes it an easy and popular way to communicate information to either a select group of people or to a much wider audience. Our school can make use of these tools to communicate with students, staff and the wider academic community. It can also be an effective way, as a mass communication student to communicate and interact with other people. There are number of different types of web 2.0 applications including wikis, blogs, social networking, folksonomies, podcasting & content hosting services. Many of the most popular websites are Web 2.0 sites such as Wikipedia, YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr.
- READING BLOGS AND CREATE A FEEDBACK TO THE WRITERS
As one of our fulfillment last midterm period, Ma’am Meryll Lopez, our Christian Living Instructor, required us to read 5 Blogs of Mr. Controversy and that after reading the article, we have to comment what we have learned, our realizations and our reactions.
- SOCIAL NETWORKING
Social networking allows an individual to create a profile for themselves on the service and share that profile with other users with similar interests to create a social network. Users can choose to have public profiles which can be viewed by anyone or private profiles which can only be viewed by people that the users allow. Me as one of the users of facebook usually post photographs, music and videos. I also write co Popular social network services that I always love to use include Facebook and myspace.
I usually write my comments in the comments box which lets people comment on content on the other site using their Facebook profile and shows this activity to their friends in news feed. Me as one of the fanatic facebook users has the ability to reply directly to comments and start conversation threads, which will make it easier for us to interact directly with individual readers and keep relevant conversations connected.
Web 3.0 is the designation generally associated with the evolution to an “intelligent web.” It’s anticipated that the intelligent web will address the lack of structure and organization in Web 2.0 by linking information from disparate sources and systems to make the web even easier to use, more efficient, and more valuable to its users. Web 3.0 is also referred to as the “semantic web” because it will use semantics—the study of meanings behind words and information—to interpret searchable content and thus deliver more appropriate and relevant content to end-users.
Web 3.0 will introduce new techniques for organizing content and new tools that will make it possible for software and applications to collect, interpret, and use data in ways that can add meaning and structure to information where it didn’t exist before. The web will become smarter, in other words. In concept, Web 3.0 will be able to unleash services that can cut through high volumes of information from disparate digital sources—from web content to e-mail or files residing on a PC—to deliver more relevant search results. It will offer tools to better manage flows of information, and deliver a faster and richer user experience. Machine- and intelligent software-based agents will drive the intelligent web, as well. These agents will be able to carry out search and web transactions on behalf of customers according to each user’s specified preferences to push today’s concept of M2M (machine to machine) communications toward M4H (machines for humans).
- Example of Web 3.0
My Family thinking about going on a vacation last summer. We want to go someplace warm and tropical. We have set aside a budget of P10,000 for our trip. We want a nice place to stay, but we don’t want it to take up too much of our budget. We also want a good deal on our transportation going to our vacation.
With the Web technology currently available to us, we have to do a lot of research to find the best vacation options. We need to research potential destinations and decide which one is right for us. We might visit two or three discount travel sites and compare rates for flights and hotel rooms. We spend a lot of our time looking through results on various search engine results pages. The entire process could take several hours.
Right now, when I use a Web search engine, the engine isn’t able to really understand your search. It looks for Web pages that contain the keywords found in your search terms. The search engine can’t tell if the Web page is actually relevant for your search. It can only tell that the keyword appears on the Web page. For example, if we are going to search for the term “Vikings” you’d end up with results for Web pages about the vikings and others about restaurant.
A Web 3.0 search engine could find not only the keywords in your search, but also interpret the context of your request. It would return relevant results and suggest other content related to your search terms. In our vacation example, if we typed “tropical vacation destinations under P10,000” as a search request, the Web 3.0 browser might include a list of fun activities or great restaurants related to the search results. It would treat the entire Internet as a massive database of information available for any query.