To some, the term Web 2.0 might suggest a new version of the World Wide Web is running on a vast
network of powerful computers somewhere. In actuality, this is far from the truth. Web 2.0 is a term
coined during the O’Reilly Media Web 2.0 Conference in late 2004. Since then it has been used to describe
applications that allow people to participate in information creation, digital resource sharing, webpage
design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Examples of Web 2.0 applications include Facebook,
YouTube, LinkedIn, Flickr, WordPress, Wikimedia, and Blogger. Put simply, Web 2.