"Wait, when did this new release become available? Can I upgrade or do I have to purchase an entirely new copy?"
Actually, Web 2.0 is free of charge and you are already using it.
"Then what exactly is Web 2.0?"
Web 2.0 is an improved version of the web. In its earlier days websites were generally isolated containers of information that held static content. In contrast, Web 2.0 is characterized its ability to openly share and contribute opinions, images and even video by its users. The content of the web is now in the hands of its citizens rather than the "webmaster". According to Tim O'Reilly, "Web 2.0 is the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the internet as platform, and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform."
Here are some examples of what I consider to be Web 2.0:
All of these examples encourage user participation as way to add value to the website. The Web 2.0 concept allows webpages to grow on their own without the need for a "webmaster" to post new content.
Has Web 2.0 killed the "webmaster"?