Web 2.0

  • Ian J. Taylor
  • Andrew B. Harrison
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


The term Web 2.0 is applied to diverse contexts and technologies and is surrounded with varying degrees of hype. It seems to sum up a “movement,” but eludes precise definition. Is it the dawning of the age of Aquarius, or a branding exercise designed to rescue the Web after the dot-com bubble burst? Is it a set of technologies, or a business model? Can it be summed up by Web pages with curvy boxes and 3D icons, or are there real insights underlying it?


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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian J. Taylor
    • 1
  • Andrew B. Harrison
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceCardiff UniversityUK

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