Web 2.0 and me

Nowadays, it is so convenient for us to post photos and texts on social media such as Snapchat and Facebook or Twitter. We can upload the videos we made to YouTube, we can play online games with friends, also we can hand in our assignments through the internet. But those things listed above are not imaginable in the age on Web 1.0, when the World Wide Web  just invented by Tim Berners-Lee.

The most remarkable difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 is that most Web 2.0 sites allow users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators of user-generated content in a virtual community. But in the Web 1.0 era, people usually limited to viewing the websites passively. For example, we can edit the Wikipedia to fix up the mistakes we found , but we were not able to do the in the Web 1.0 era. Another big change between the two eras is that Web 2.0 break the barrier between devices. In the age of Web 1.0, it is impossible to use the internet on  cellphones or iPad. People have to sit at the table, face to the huge computer to use the internet. However, in the Web 2.0 era, no only on the computer, also we are able to approach the internet even on a calculator. From those aspects, the changes between the two eras are significant.

Although I’m already get used to the Web currently, sometimes I’m still astonished by the Web, the miracle made by human. It is so amazing that the Web connect the whole society in a virtual way. But when I was a kid, the Web 2.0 were not published yet, I can only watch the videos uploaded by the administrators of the website yet I cannot upload my videos. I was imagine that time, what if I can post my own video online? Will there be many people watch my video and rate or like them? Nowadays, the dream came true, I can put my video on many websites, although there are not many people watch them, the dream still represent the changes between two eras.