Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, will present his vision of the web’s future, the risks it faces and the business opportunities it can create at the 15th International World Wide Web Conference in Edinburgh this week.
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One of the major areas for discussion is Web 2.0, the next version of the web. This comprises a network derived from a service oriented ¬architecture and an open and extensible way of conducting business that takes advantage of the web’s infrastructure.
Analyst firm Gartner said Web 2.0 relies on a fundamental shift in how people and businesses use technology to interact. “Through this change, as demonstrated by services such as wikis and blogs, users act as content and application creators, becoming networked collective intelligence,” Gartner said.
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