Web 2.0: what it is and why it matters - Executive briefing
Produced by: Socitm Insight
Although lacking a precise definition, Web 2.0 is the next revolution in the information age. Our report explains the scope of Web 2.0 and explores many of the issues and implications.
Widgets, mash-ups, tag clouds and user-generated content: we cover all you ever wanted to know about Web 2.0, but were afraid to ask. It is called Web 2.0 with good reason. The new facilities that not just designers, but now users, are exploiting bring a new richness to websites, and encourage contributions from visitors.
Contents of report
- New technologies, new ideas in electronic networking
- Public sector readiness
- Practical implementation
- Key actions
We have provided our report at the microsite www.socitmweb2.net. We intend that you create some 'user-generated content' on the blog forum and other Web 2.0 facilities we have created here. We have also provided a version of the report designed for printing, plus a PowerPoint file with all 48 charts used.
Last modified: 19th January 2010
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