What's the Read/Write Web?

  • "The web has changed from a "read only" resource to a "read AND write" tool where we can all contribute ideas and products." (1)
  • "We are no longer limited to being independent readers or consumers of information... we can be collaborators in the larger storehouses of information." (2)
  • "...literacy involves not just reading and comprehending the text in front of you. It now includes a range of skills to find, naviagte, access, decode, evaluate and organize the information from a globally networked information landscape." (3)
  • "...we are creating... a "society of authorship" where every teacher and every student - every person with access - will have the ability to contribute ideas and experiences to the larger body of knowledge that is the Internet." (4)
  • "...information will be vast, diverse, immediately available to knowledgable and skilled consumers, and it will be digital." (5)


Web 2.0
Web 1.0

Web 2.0 (6)

Read Only -->
Read and Write
Application Based -->
Web Based
DoubleClick -->
Google AdSense
Kodak Gallery -->
Flickr
Offline or Machine based -->
Online
Licensed or purchased -->
Free
mp3.com -->
LimeWire
Britannica Online -->
Wikipedia
personal websites -->
blogging
evite -->
upcoming.org
page views -->
cost per click
publishing -->
participation
isolated -->
collaborative
content management systems -->
wikis
directories (taxonomy) -->
tagging
stickiness -->
syndication
copyrighted content -->
Shared content

Sources

  • (1) Richardson, Will. [Weblog http://www.weblogg-ed.com/] Web.12 Jul 2008.
  • (2) Richarson, Will. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms.. 2. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2009. Print. p.2
  • (3) Warlick, David F.. Redefining Literacy 2.0. 2. Columbus, OH: Linworth Publishing, 2009. Print. p.17
  • (4) Richarson, Will. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms.. 2. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2009. Print. p.4
  • (5) Warlick, David F.. Redefining Literacy 2.0. 2. Columbus, OH: Linworth Publishing, 2009. Print. p.17
  • (6) O'Reilly, Tim. "What is Web 2.0." Tim.Oreilly.com 9 2005. 23 Jan 2006. [http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html]