Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Web 2.0 becomes Landmark Word

According to news reports, "Web 2.0" which refers to the second generation of web development became the millionth word in the English Language. MSN news reports that on June 10th 2009 Texas-based Global Language Monitor, which monitors the English Language, announced that Web 2.0 was the millionth word in the English language. Global Language Monitor acknowledges new words once they have been used 25,000 times on media and social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.

The term Web 2.0 suggests a new version of the World Wide Web, but technically it’s not. It works on the same technical specifications as the first generation internet. The difference is the way software developers and end-users utilize the Web. Common examples of Web 2.0 are social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis or collabrative websites, blogs etc.

- Shashi K. Raina, Toronto

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