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Compare Web 1.0 with Web 2.0


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WEB 1.0 was mostly static, read only and one way.  Web 1.0 was considerably informational and typically not dynamic user-generated content.  The majority of the early web was developed by technically proficient people.   The layout of web pages was based on tables to position content, GIF images and other elements.


Web 1.0 is also characterized by:

  • A general time-line from 1991 - 2000.
  • Directory search tools (such as Yahoo! Directory)
  • No direct link to readers
  • Mostly one-way communication
  • Limited authorship of articles
  • Slow connections limited most sites to lots of text with small graphics
  • Limited or no advertising on most sites
  • No to less spamming pop-ups when you click a "non-protected" link  


WEB 2.0 - the most significant difference is internet users have increased exponentially.  Secondly, improvements in technology allowed faster access to information.  The Dot Com Crash in 2000, beginning with the AOL Time Warner merger,  revealed the reasons why successful websites were able to survive the market crash -interactivity, personalization and customization.   In Web 2.0 anyone can contribute, produce content and create links between people and conversations. Information is shared through the "read-write" Web (two way communication) allowing more interaction between users and websites.  In addition, websites, browsers, search results, etc are personalized and tailored toward an individuals' interests.


Comparable Web 2.0 attributes include:

  • Emerging around 2004 and continuing to the present
  • Single-level searches through the use of tags on any entity (such as an article, pic, or video)
  • Users personalize profiles
  • Multi-level communications between websites and users, such as podcasts and automatic feeds
  • Collaborative articles using blogs and wikis
  • High-speed connections promote use of intense graphics, movies, and streaming videos  
  • Any site easily monetized through tools such as Google Adsense, Squidoo, and Amazon Affiliate Program
  • Entertainment of all kinds ranging from Flash games and music to video calls from people all around the world. 


In spite of the pressure to commercialize the web, prioritize traffic, collect taxes, promote paid memberships, etc., both Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 share a common characteristic in that their use was and is overwhelmingly free. 


Although Web 1.0 was a slower, less high tech version of our internet today, you look back on it and find that it was more straight to the point and less distracting then the sites and information that we get from Web 2.0 today

Comments (4)

cr4sh0ver said

at 5:50 am on Mar 10, 2011

THX Desiree

Desiree DeChon said

at 3:53 am on Mar 9, 2011

Hi cr4sh0ver and Kristin! It looks as though you both made comments instead of editing the page itself. You might want to repost your comments as an edit to the page. Just wanted to help out because you might get some points knocked off for making a comment instead of an edit to the page.

cr4sh0ver said

at 4:13 pm on Mar 8, 2011

WEB 1.0 - The design for web pages was based on tables to position images (usually GIF files) and contents on the web page.
WEB 2.0 - Interaction between users and the web page with content modification, picture and video sharing.

WEB 1.0 was considered for informational purposes, kind of "look and don't touch" unlike WEB 2.0 that provides FREE access to unlimited resources and sharing of information.

kristin said

at 10:37 am on Mar 8, 2011

web 1.0 was more about reading, about companies, client-server, HTML, taxonomy, dialup, web forms, focused on displaying what "they" wanted to share or display.

web 2.0 is more about writing, XML, RSS, tags, wireless, sharing, web applications, trade and sales, broadband, focused on the user.

web 1.0 was, as I said, reader friendly with personal web pages mainly hosted off of free web pages , now in 2.0 we have free generated blogs-facebook, myspace, blogger, wordpress the list goes on. All which allow the user to communicate with other users, whether it be tagging pictures, posting comments or information, UNLIKE WEB 1.0 Which, didn't have the technology to communicate like that with other users.

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