Richard McManus points to Wikipedia’s definition of Web 2.0. The definition lists a number of technologies/techniques that make for a 2.0 site.
- CSS, semantically valid XHTML markup, and microformats
- Unobtrusive Rich Application techniques (such as AJAX)
- Syndication of data in RSS/ATOM
- Aggregation of RSS/ATOM data
- Clean and meaningful URLs
- Support posting to a weblog
- RESTian (preferred) or XML Webservice APIs
- Some social networking aspects (share your data with friends, etc)
- The site should not act as a “walled garden” – it should be easy to get data in and out of the system.
- Users should own their own data on the site
- Purely web based – most successful web 2.0 sites can be used almost entirely through the browser
What would it take to make our church websites “Web 2.0” sites?