B Social Networking Technology

The technology that makes social networking possible is referred to as web 2.0. In this environment “social networking is linked to technological services and software that make it possible for people to communicate with others from anywhere, at any time.” (11). The web 2.0 technology offers a number of things that fosters the social networking process. This includes the ability to participate in a series of ongoing discussions, the creation of collaborative wikis, the ability to create blogs and use them for different purposes, and the ability to tag picture, posts, etc to different users. The different available social networking sites show that web 2.0 fosters interactions, collaboration, and contribution. Some examples of these websites are Second Life,which provides a 3-D virtual environment where users interact with one another, Flickr, youTube, and many more that can be used for different purposes. One of the essential features offered by web 2.0 technology is “the user generated content enabling sharing, co-creating, co-editing, and co-construction of knowledge reflecting the collective intelligence of the users”. (11).

Web 2.0 has brought about a number of changes in the internet environment where now through this global collaboration and interaction opportunities of educational application raises. Student and teachers can constantly interact through different blogs and wikis sharing and benefiting from one another.

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