The Web is currently reshaping the size of its units from big units (Web 1.0) into small units (Web 2.0) like:
Announcement of events
Places to visit,
There are 12 million links in Google that answer the query “Web 2.0” and it shows how popular this new concept is.
The phenomenon of Web 2.0 is so energetic that a whole new language is developing in order to express it.
Almost every day I learn a new word:
First I learned the word “Web 2.0”.
Then I learned about “microcontent” and “remix”
And today I learned the word “mashup” which is a combination of data from multiple sources, often by using a vendor”s API.
The pace of learning these new words is so high that there are already many glossaries dedicated to this new language, and more than that -there are already suggestions to replace the “old words” with new ones, like Ian Hughes” suggestion to replace “Web 2” with “Fifth Wave”:
“We have had mainframes, minicomputers, pcs, and client-server/Internet. Nominally these could be called waves 1 to 4. The fifth wave is all the enabling technologies that have become pervasive. Broadband, always on connectivity, open standards, easy to use tools, scripting, J2EE etc. When all these tools are put in the hands of people with ideas and allows them to implement those ideas we have the fifth wave”.
My contribution to this new glossary is the word “Webish” which is the name I suggest for this new language (like English or Danish)