CHAPTER 1. An Introduction to Web 2.0

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When we proposed this book, Web 2.0 (and the Web 2.0 society) was very young—cloud computing was not even in the public consciousness, investment banking was still a profession, and social networking was still mainly a teenager’s place. Times have changed since 2007. And though things are changing rapidly because of the nature of ideas and technologies and their implementation, this book does provide solid information on the fundamentals and themes of Web 2.0 from which you can dive in. With that in mind let us begin the journey I call “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Web 2.0 Enterprise Edition.” But ...

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