What is Web 2.0?
Web 2.0 is basically how we perceive the internet today. In today’s world of Web 2.0, data is not controlled by one person, but by many people. Users create their own content for the internet which in turn makes it more involved and interactive than just passively viewing a webpage. This encourages open communication between people all around the world who are linked and they are able to share, trade and collaborate. It’s all about participating, sharing and collaborating.
When designing for Web 2.0, we need to think about:
– Context aware
– Publishing vs. participation
– Cross platform
What is Convergent Media?
Convergence is a cross over between:
– Communications Networks
– Computing Information Technology
– Content (Media)
The 3 “C”‘s of convergence.
All of this combined creates the internet, which is basically Web 2.0 and a global community.
- Physical Layer: Network through which communications travels and communication devices are connected to one another.
- Code Layer: Code or software that operates communications hardware devices – including protocols.
- Content Layer: Content that is delivered through the communications infrastructure.