where can I download Web 2.0?

I heard about Web 2.0 and wondered how to download it. Turns out, I can’t. Web 2.0 isn’t a program, a website, or one specific item on the Internet. As I found on Wikipedia, Web 2.0 is a trend in World Wide Web technology and web design that enhances creativity, information sharing, and collaboration among users. The term Web 2.0 became popular after the first O’Reilly Media Web 2.0 conference in 2004. Tim O’Reilly explains exactly what is meant by Web 2.0 in this article and this “in and out” style list:

Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0

    DoubleClick –> Google AdSense
    Ofoto –> Flickr
    Akamai –> BitTorrent
    mp3.com –> Napster
    Britannica Online –> Wikipedia
    personal websites –> blogging
    evite –> upcoming.org and EVDB
    domain name speculation –> search engine optimization
    page views –> cost per click
    screen scraping –> web services
    publishing –> participation
    content management systems –> wikis
    directories (taxonomy) –> tagging (“folksonomy”)
    stickiness –> syndication


This month’s issue of Vanity Fair featured an oral history of the Internet, which I found increased my understanding of just what the Internet is, who created it, why it remained a public resource, and how Web 2.0 fits into our future. Since I can’t download Web 2.0, I will have to settle for using the many resources that have emerged with the Web 2.0 trend, such as twitter, del.icio.us, myspace, facebook, wikis, jing, and blogs.