WEB 2.0 - Social change

Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0: the visual difference
Source: http://www.sizlopedia.com/2007/08/18/
web-10-vs-web-20-the-visual-difference/

Web 2.0 has been called the social web. But it might be very well named the people’s web, your web or everyone’s web. The internet is no longer a closed repository of information, without any feedback. Nowadays it is a space for interaction and discussion in which anyone may be a content creator. We, the people, are interacting, creating and sharing information:

we use the web as it was meant to be used. (GRAHAM: 2005)


Another element of the social revolution is democracy. Users have the same possibilities as the big mass media for publishing information and for creating opinion. There is no editorial board which decides what is to be in the news. Rates, links and visits are some of the ways in which users decide the day’s or week’s news. Finally, users search for information. Thanks to applications which simplify and customise the search according to user’s preferences, people decide not only what information they want to receive but also when. (GRAHAM: 2005)

Differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0

Source: SCOPEO (2009) Formación Web 2.0, Monográfico SCOPEO, nº1