Web 2.0, The World, and I

Ever since the beginning of the revolutionary idea “Web 2.0”, connection flourished. The internet was no longer one-sided when it came to communication. With Web 2.0, everyone can connect with each other and information spread quickly. Web 2.0 sparked connections between people thousand of miles away and brought people together in the matter of seconds. It is no surprise that as a 18 year old college student I frequently use the internet. I grew up with the internet. The internet has always been there for me whether it was to relax or cite for an essay. With Web 2.0, social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter connect people all around the world. They let people share ideas and make connections.

With Facebook I personally was able to branch out and explore the world from the small monitor in my room. I was able to join social groups, participate in events in high school, and of course, express my interests and hobbies. Although I never experienced it, Web 1.0 did not have these capabilities. Web 2.0 ushered in a new age of “crowd sourcing”. With crowd sourcing, everyone contributes in sharing and viewing of information. In many of my classes in high school we use Web 2.0 practically every time we access the internet. We had online dictionaries, website for automatic citation, thesauruses, etc. Overall, Web 2.0 made the world more efficient in terms of communication. Without Web 2.0 today, the very foundation of society would crumble since this giant world-like hard drive would disappear.