What is Web 2.0?

Web 2.0

The term, which was popularised by Tim O’Reilly and Dale Dougherty in 2004, but coined by Darcy DiNucci in 1999, appears to have taken off and is in-fact in full swing.

The evidence to support this is in the amount of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc that exist.

There’s also the ability to comment on pretty much every news article or post online, and Web users can also share videos more easily than ever before on sites such as YouTube.

Although there is some evidence to support the Web 2.0 theory, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Wide, described the term as jargon.

Technology Term:

Web 2.0

Standard Definition Exists?

The second stage of development of the Internet, characterized especially by the change from static web pages to dynamic or user-generated content and the growth of social media.

Year first used/coined:


Attributed to:

Darcy DiNucci

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