Shakila S & Matt Paul T


What are Web 2.0 Tools?

Web 2.0 encompasses many emerging tools including blogs, wikis, and podcasts that are published via RSS Readers to the “Personal Web Pages” of people who read them. All of these digital items are indexed using tags so they can be found by others. Social book marking is also a popular way to share this information. Web 2.0 Websites at the bottom MT

Web 2.0 is a term often applied to a perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of websites to a full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users. Ultimately Web 2.0 services are expected to replace desktop computing applications for many purposes.
The basic characteristics of Web 2.0 includes: delivering (and allowing users to use) applications entirely through a browser; Users owning the data on the site and implementing control over that data; the nature of systems that are designed for user contribution, such as open source and Wikipedia and democracy that encourages users to insert value to the application as they utilize it; a rich, interactive, user-friendly interface based on web development technique for generating interactive web applications; and some social networking aspects.

An example of social networking diagram.

Current News

  • _42051004_myspaceafp203.jpgTim Berners-Lee has expressed that “nobody even knows what it [Web 2.0] means” and wonders if Web 2.0 is truly different from Web 1.0 at all.
  • Recently Web giant Google has validated the trend towards Web 2.0 with it's purchase of the most proficient Web 2.0 word processor, Writely.
  • But Web 2.0 is not without its "growing pains." It has put innocent, naive children in contact with potential predators and businesses are rushing to keep up. The MySpace Company brings together 46 of the biggest Sex Offender registers in the United States. . Now little kid under the age of 10 to like adults have Myspace and the parents are not happy about there kids being on a place where there are sex offenders and people that could hurt or find there child. Now there is a technology called Sentinel Safe that will protect little children from sex offender

Impact on Education

Web 2.0 is the new trivia of our generation and almost all schools around the world are using computers with internet access. Webs connectivity process helps us collaborate ideas and information. To formulate a sense of Web 2.0 comparing it with Web 1.0 will help create a better picture of the world education is being effected now in our society:
In fact, the list goes on. According to my video, Javed mentioned the significant difference of the way he led his student life back in US and how he is coping with it here in Bangladesh where he is working as a system analyser. Compared to Bangladesh, US are much more advanced in utilizing the web tools more efficiently than here in Bangladesh and they are more aware of the consequences of authentic issues here. MySpace is a very popular site in the US where as in Bangladesh people tend to stick to Friendster and other similar sources.

In some of the schools it is said that these communicative softwares are blocked and not permitted in the school premises, but the question arises, is it fair on the students as well as the teachers or are we still sticking with our old school methods? Here at ISD we use as our blogging source in grade 11 which has helped us to link with the world outside and deal social issues with a broad perspective.

ISD Survey on the number of people use Web 2.0

According to a survey that I took here at ISD, last week, out of 100 people (teachers and students included), 69 people agreed on having these sites up on and running while the 31 others think it is a waste of energy and time and a major source of distraction in class. Including that 86 of these people were students and 14 of them were teachers.
It is very important that one should know and understand the use of technology systems, information, and software, along with the school rules. It is also a major issue to prevent people from obtaining personal information or passwords. The basic ownership of ideas is very important to keep.

These issues are affecting the educational area by making it unsure for some organizations to accept the liberal act of these web sites. It is our duty to make sure that our country, no matter where we live, is up to the beat and moving along with the world in order to make it look flat, not round.

Shakila's Video, International School Dhaka

Guest Speakers featured on the video


Javed Sattar from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA


Will Richardson, IT consultant, USA and his world renowned blog Weblogg-ed

Impact on Employment


Web 2.0
or Read Write Web as some people know it has made employment easier than it use to be. when web 2.0 came out it cost alot of money for the businesses just to have some of the programs that web 2.0 offered you today. They use to have to pay for all the hosting, accounting, and inventory systems they need for the their business. Well that changed and now you dont have to pay anything to get them. Another thing that is really cool for a person who wants to write a book or print out a t-shirt of their own is the LONG TAIL basically all it is a chart like the one to the right the tan color would be like your book or shirt and amazon or place like it that would put them on thier websites for you and you would make money even if you only sold a 100 or less of you product then you would make a profit and that is a way you can get in to business for yourself and start making money almost instantly and it woudl be a great life style if you got pretty good at the thing you were sellling.

Web 2.0 Websites

cm_logo.gif The first social networking website, created in 1995 was the In 1997, the original networking social service was out and it lasted till 2001. SixDegrees acquired a reputation as a spammer.

Friendster.JPG Friendster was considered the top online social network service until around April 2004 when it was overtaken by MySpace. Google tired to buy their site as well but was turned down.

Myspace_logo.PNGMySpace is the worlds most popular site and their service has gradually gained more popularity than similar websites to achieve nearly 80% of visits to online social networking websites. The current MySpace service was founded in July 2003 by Tom Anderson.

Wikipedia uses a software named 'wiki' and it allows the contents to be edited by multiple users.
200px-Google_logo_transparent.pngGoogle was started by a group students as a research project from Stanford University. It is a search engine that analyzes the relationship between websites and produce results.

Technorati_(logo).gifTechnorati is another one such search engine like google but a search engine for blogs. It was founded by Dave Sifry and it contributes to open source software. It is banned in China and been criticized for its censorship. is a website with a social bookmarking service. It was on air from 2003 and was found by Joshua Schatcher. Del.icio.us_logo.png
One very helpful option on this site are the tags.

170px-Flickr_gamma_Logo.svg.pngFlickr is a photo shareing tool on the web and an online community platform and an example of web 2.0.

Bit Torrent is a P2P file distribution protocol and it is a free software of that protpcol. Torrents are formed in order to share files or group of files that contains the metadata about the files and about the host computer that coordinates the file distribution.

NewBitTorrentLogo.pngBit Torrent greatly reduces the load on seeders. After the initial pieces transfer from the seed, the pieces are individually transferred from client to client. This demonstrates how the original seeder only needs to send out one copy of the file for all the clients to receive a copy.

150px-Blogo225x50.gifBloglines is a web based software that uses a web feed to retrive syndicated web content such as weblogs, podcast and mass media websites with a customized set of search results. It was sold to in the year 2005.

TagWorld is an Internet start-up competing with MySpace. Its biggest attraction is that it has a notable feature of being able to upload 1TagWorldBanner.gif GB of music, pictures and videos to the site for later playback from anywhere with an internet connection.

Web 2.0 Humor

Works Cited

“About.” Weblogged . 12 Dec. 2006 <‌about>.
Anderson, Nate. “Tim Berners-Lee on Web 2.0: ‘nobody even knows what it means.’” Arstechnica . 1 Sept. 2006. 12 Dec. 2006 <‌news.ars/‌post/‌20060901-7650.html>.
LaMonica, Martin. “Google deal highlights Web 2.0 boom.” Cnet . 14 Mar. 2006. 12 Dec. 2006 <‌software/‌internet/‌0,239029524,240061041,00.htm>.
“MySpace to ‘block sex offenders.’” BBC. 7 Dec. 2006. 12 Dec. 2006 <‌2/‌hi/‌technology/‌6216736.stm>.
Quiz. 12 Dec. 2006 <‌web20quiz.>.
Richardson, Will. Web 2.0’s impact on Education interview. 1 Dec. 2006.
Sattar, Mohammed Javed. Personal interview. 12 Dec. 2006.
“Web 2.0 .” Wikipedia . 9 Dec. 2006. 12 Dec. 2006 <‌wiki/‌Web_2.0>.

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