Pinterest allows me to share ideas in a more simplistic format than Facebook, whilst still getting to express myself creatively. If I were to begin to use other popular Web 2.0 tools, I would preferably use Twitter as it is also an easily digestible, quick format. Whilst Pinterest gives me a visual outlet, using Twitter would allow me to voice my thoughts in a society overloaded with opinions, its popularity making way for my voice to be heard.
Web 2.0 is already making a tremendous impact. As an education tool it allows for knowledge to transcend classroom walls. Ideas can be discussed on forums instantaneously and globally, “online collaborative writing tools, like wikis and blogs, have been integrated into educational settings” (Brodahl, Hadjerrouit & Hansen, 2011). Our perspective expands with every person we talk to, opening our minds to possibilities we may have never considered, enriching our knowledge on everything from literature to economics to biology.
There is an influx of jobs impacted by Web 2.0. Social Media Managers are a crucial part of business, managing social media platforms for companies as they actively make communication with consumers engaging, “and little short of revolutionary in their implications for business” (Berthon, Pitt, Plangger & Shapiro, 2012). Demand for Information Technology professionals is high, in particular those proficient in coding.
The future will continue to be impacted by Web 2.0 tools because we continue to find new, better ways to utilize them. Facebook once allowed friends to continue their lunch chat, now it gives way for progressive and positive change to take hold on a large scale, “supporting informal conversation, reflexive dialogue and collaborative content generation” (McLoughlin & Lee, 2010). With every problem we face, the great asset that is Web 2.0 gives us another opportunity to remedy it, and give every voice the opportunity to do so.
Question: Can laws protecting victims of crime perpetrated with the aid of Web 2.0 keep up with the ever evolving tools themselves?
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- Berthon, P. R., Pitt, L. F., Plangger, K., & Shapiro, D. (2012). Marketing meets Web 2.0, social media, and. Business Horizons, 55(3), 262. Retrieved from https://parsproje.com/tarjome/modiriyat/323.pdf.
- McLoughlin, C., & Lee, M. J. (2010). Personalised and self regulated learning in the Web 2.0 era: International exemplars of innovative pedagogy using social software. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 26(1), 28. Retrieved from https://ajet.org.au/index.php/AJET/article/viewFile/1100/355.