Web 2.0

The Global Language Monitor, which uses a math formula to track the frequency of words and phrases in print and electronic media, estimated that “Web 2.0” is the one millionth word or phrase  in the English language.

The contention is purely subjective. There can not be any criteria or set rules to take a word into any language. English is a flourishing language and it adds and obsoletes many words. So, counting the exact number of words currently in a language is like counting stars- it can only be a best estimate.

The term “Web 2.0” was coined by Darcy DiNucci in 1999 in her article “Fragmented Future”. Today Web 2.0 is a popular word among the internet savvy.  Still, nobody has yet been able to define “Web 2.0″ in a standard manner. Generally it denotes second generation of internet -interactive, collaborative, user-centered.

The official meaning given by the Global Language Monitor is “Web 2.0 – The next generation of web products and services, coming soon to a browser near you”.

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