What is Web 2.0?
Web 2.0 is a trend in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to enhance creativity, information sharing, and, most notably, collaboration among users. The characteristics of a Web 2.0 site are rich user experience, user participation, dynamic content, metadata, web standards and scalability.
Web 2.0 is all about the following and more…
- User Centric and User Oriented
- Web Services, Web API’s
- Widgets, Gadgets, Mashup’s
- Blogs, Feeds, Wiki’s, Tagging, Podcasting
- Social Networking
- Rich Multimedia
- Client rich technologies like CSS, HTML, DOM, XML, AJAX, JSON, XHTML, REST, SOAP
What can a Web 2.0 strategy do for a Government Agency?
Web 2.0 can…
- Provide actionable strategies for implementing social networking for enterprise operations
- Provide knowledge-sharing environments for diverse workgroups
- Energize Communities of Practice
- Streamline traditional communications and information sharing techniques
- Enable new forms of social interaction at work through popular social computing sites
- Meet the needs of the next-generation of government workers
- Meet agency missions through the tangible benefits of using Web 2.0 technologies