- Content 2.0
Content 2.0 is a technology that turns a static (content rich)
web pageon a web site into an interactive web page. This ability to interact with the web pages means that visitors to a Content 2.0 enabled web site can comment on the content that's on the Content 2.0 enabled web page/s, much the same as visitors/ viewers interact with the content on social networking and video sites.
Content 2.0 facilitates 2-way communication between the webmaster and their web site visitors.
One of the first technologies that qualifies as Content 2.0 is
Java applets which allow users to add animation and other effects beyond HTML, including interactive animations and games. Java Applets were criticized as "too complicated and too slow." Flash was developed as an alternative to this and users account this as being "like developing a movie." Flash allows quick responsive animations and it has become the industry standard. An alternative to Flash, Silverlightis being developed by Microsoftin order to compete with Flash and to further Microsoft's .NET framework. The purpose of Silverlight according to the official website is: "to deliver the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web." [ [http://silverlight.net/] ]
Internet Explorer. Google has helped to develop Explorer Canvas which effectively allows animations in the web browser. [ [http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/] ]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.