The World Wide Web (WWW) is composed of many, much smaller, Internets and Intranets all linked together to form a much larger whole. This category is truly global in that anyone, anywhere can look at and add to the contents. While this category is not the place, if you are interested in the history of the WWW one place to start might be: This category contains links to other categories only. Please do not submit here. If you do it will lengthen the time it takes for your site to be accepted because we must then try to decide where your site best fits. What we decide is not necessarily what you would decide. Please help us both and find the best fit for your site. Submission Guidelines - The Open Directory Project editors are committed to building the most useful Directory on the Internet. We want to help your promotion efforts by listing your site in a timely manner. We want your website to be found easily. By choosing the most appropriate category, you assist us in both these efforts. Sites which are incomplete, having Under Construction notices, or which contain broken graphics or links have a poor chance of being listed. Please wait to submit your web site until it is complete. Please double-check the URL, and, if possible, include an e-mail address so we may contact you if we have questions.
This category covers sites and content defining, describing, and commenting on "Web 2.0" as a topic. It does not deal with any "Web 2.0" sites themselves. The "Web 2.0" concept was first used by O'Reilly Media in 2004. It refers to a perceived or proposed second generation of web-based services and sites that include collaboration and sharing among users, as contrasted with early (late 1990's) web sites' emphasis on content consumption by visitors. Examples include social networking sites, wikis, folksonomies, communication tools, and other web applications offering a rich user experience.
Note that neither examples of "web 2.0" sites nor those giving technical implementation details belong in this category; please find more appropriate categories for such sites. Suggesting off-topic sites to this category will only delay their review and potential listing.