The challenge for today was to write a blog post using a comment that someone had left on the Ruminations blog.
Michele Martin left this comment on my Ruminations Blog Audit / Day 10: Audit Comments on Your Own Blog
I agree with Sue that it might be about not knowing that they can comment or how to comment. It may also be, as you point out, that they are coming primarily for one-way communication and information, which is fine. I think it becomes an issue if you WANT more comments and aren’t getting them–if you’re trying to create community through comments and it’s not happening. But some blogs aren’t about the comments, and that’s fine, too.
Michele’s comment helped me to think about the differences in the way that I have been used to creating webpages as a one-way communication method and how much this older style (Web 1.0) differs from the newer blogging and social networking style (Web 2.0).
Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0
This comparison topic is one that emerged from several comments posted in the blog and my own search as a person very familiar with Web 1.0, to try and make sense of the new Web 2.0. Trying to figure out the differences between the two is something that I’ve been meaning to do for a while.
Web 2.0 Defined
The main definition for Web 2.0 comes from Tim O’Reilly (who coined the phrase)
Web 2.0 is the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the Internet as the platform.
Comparison in Images
Although a bit busy, these two images from JW Schmidt help to distinguish the differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 visually. Seeing these two images really helped put things into perspective for me.
O’Reilly formulated their sense of Web 2.0 by creating a list of examples:
|Web 1.0||Web 2.0|
|evite||–>||upcoming.org and EVDB|
|domain name speculation||–>||search engine optimization|
|page views||–>||cost per click|
|screen scraping||–>||web services|
|content management systems||–>||wikis|
|directories (taxonomy)||–>||tagging (‘folksonomy’)|
More Comparisons Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0
More comparisons between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 have been drawn by many other bloggers. These are just some of the examples that were given.
To help me think about the differences I grouped the comparisons into three categories: using the web, computers and the web and e-Commerce.
Using the Web
- Web 1.0 was about reading, Web 2.0 is about writing
- Web 1.0 was about HTML, Web 2.0 is about XML
- Web 1.0 was about home pages, Web 2.0 is about blogs
- Web 1.0 was about lectures, Web 2.0 is about conversation
- Web 1.0 was about web forms, Web 2.0 is about web applications
- Web 1.0 was about owning, Web 2.0 is about sharing
- Web 1.0 was about Netscape, Web 2.0 is about Google
- Web 1.0 was about portals, Web 2.0 is about RSS
- Web 1.0 was about taxonomy, Web 2.0 is about tags
Computers and the Web
- Web 1.0 was about wires, Web 2.0 is about wireless
- Web 1.0 was about dial-up, Web 2.0 is about broadband
- Web 1.0 was about hardware costs, Web 2.0 is about bandwidth costs
eCommerce = Services, Companies and the Web
- Web 1.0 was about services sold over the web, Web 2.0 is about web services
- Web 1.0 was about client-server, Web 2.0 is about peer to peer
- Web 1.0 was about advertising, Web 2.0 is about word of mouth
- Web 1.0 was about companies, Web 2.0 is about communities
- Web 1.0 was about IPOs, Web 2.0 is about trade sales
O’Reilly T. September 30, 2005. What Is Web 2.0 Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software.
Joe Drumgoole. May 29th, 2006. Web 2.0 vs Web 1.0. Copacetic.
Darren Barefoot. May 29th, 2006. Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0. Darren Barefoot.
Day 13: Write a Blog Post Using Comments
The challenge for today was to write a blog post using a comment or comments left on the blog; using comments as the incentive to write a post is another example of how one can build community through commenting, something that I have definitely noticed as part of the challenge.
Accomplishments for Day 13
1. Finding a comment to serve as an idea for a post.
2. Researching the differences between web 1.0 and web 2.0.
3. Writing the lengthy post.
4. Posting Day 13 comments.
Reflections on Day 13
I had planned on doing a blog post on the differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0. Today’s challenge helped me get things done a bit earlier than I’d planned.
Revelations After reviewing several of the websites comparing Web 1.0 with Web 2.0, I am finally starting to get an idea what the differences are between the ‘old’ Internet and the ‘new’ Internet.
This blog post is part of The Comment Challenge, comment08.