Date Added: Jun 2009
Web 2.0 technologies have made a dramatic impact on the consumer Internet by empowering individuals more than ever before. New tools and technologies such as wikis, blogs, tagging, RSS and mashups allow any user to easily author, publish categorize and share information. This "User participation" architecture of the Internet has further catalyzed information growth at an unprecedented rate by enabling users to easily enhance and extend information via communities, discussions, ratings and social networks. While the consumer Internet has undergone a sea change in enabling users to interact with information and with each other, the typical enterprise still lags in effectively empowering employees with Web 2.0-style tools and technologies.