• 1 Introduction
  • 2 A New Breed of Applications: The Rise of the Web
  • 2.1 The Arrival of the Browser
  • 2.2 The Flattening of the World
  • 2.3 From Linking to Searching
  • 2.4 Commercialization of the Web
  • 2.5 P2P Networks and the No-Cost Mentality
  • 3 Technology Advances in a Nutshell
  • 4 User Perception and Participation: Acceptances of the Web
  • 4.1 Blogs and Wikis
  • 4.2 Social Networks
  • 5 Merging the Streams: The Arrival of “Web 2.0”
  • References