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September 15, 2006

Ten Key differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0

Filed under: SAAS,Uncategorized — janats @ 4:40 pm

Web 2.0 is often spoken of as a future goal, but the truth is that the change from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 is in many ways indefinable. The change is a gradual growth and we are currently witnessing the segway from one to the other, with new business models and companies showing what can be done, with the most fruitful area being Software as a Service (SAAS).

This being said, it is possible to highlight 10 key differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0:

1. Open standards Base: Ensure service connectivity is reliable

2. Ubiquitious Broadband: The infrastructure is now available to support web 2.0 models.

3. Less investment required: Companies can get far without a massive investment meaning companies can quickly be incubated to spread the risk.

4. Better Browsers: New format support, RSS etc enriches the user experience

5. Powerful development environments: AJAX is young but powerful and holds the promise of being easier to use compared to J2EE

6. Device convergance: Ability to access the web from a multitude of devices means on-demand services are more functional for real everyday use.

7. More Innovation: The de-skilling of the technological requirements mean more people get involved in trying to create, often from a more creative user-base.

8: Change in Use: The focus of the web and web 2.0 is firmly on usefuleness and in many cases commercial basis.

9. Maturity: Resiliance and Scalability are easier to provide with cheaper hardware and better understanding of how to achieve this.

10.History: Lessons from the dot com crash are noteasily forgotten…


  1. You are missing the most important aspect, which is leveraging the collective intelligence. Web 2.0 is the “read-write” web whereas Web 1.0 was “read-only”. The formerly only consuming users are now transformed to producers of content and knowledge.

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