Monday, May 23, 2011

World Wide Webs

     To start with, it should be stated that I had a misconception of the terms Internet and World Wide Web (www). I thought these terms were the same and, after having read about them, I noticed that they refer to different things. Internet is a global system of interconnected documents in which the web is an application. To illustrate this, the Internet is like a big cake in which the web is just an ingredient, namely, the flour or the butter.

     The web is used for receiving information and providing it. There are some webs that can be very helpful for educational purposes. Web 1.0 is associated with web applications that are static, people can not interact using it; users are limited to have a view of contents of what has been created for them. An example of this is the e-portfolio that do not allow users to comment on it. Conversely, web 2.0 is associated with web applications that facilitate participation and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Examples of these applications are wikis, blogs, web networking sites, among others (Wikipedia, 2010).


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