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What is Web 2.0 and how it changes almost everything!

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Since its inception in 1989, the World Wide Web has undergone a tremendous evolution. This evolution is so extraordinary and multidimensional that a new kind of Web has surfaced. Still in its infancy, this new Web has reached a critical stage where it has become important to be able to distinguishing it from its predecessor, hence the introduction of Web 2.0 buzzword as indicative of this new generation.

Web 2.0 is profoundly changing our lives and will have far-reaching impacts on the societies of the future. This impacts range from the way we learn, interact, do business, use our leisure time, to the way we exercise our individual and collective rights.

This talk describes some of the Web 2.0 enabling technologies, paradigm shifts, new concepts, and some key services/products. It depicts and briefly describes a number of buzzwords from the Web 2.0 sphere including Folksonomy, AJAX , Cloud-computing, Micro-blogging, and Mashups. It concludes by describing the meaning of Web 2.0 in different contexts.

This talk is part of the Circuits and Systems Group: Internal Seminars series.

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