- Static pages instead of dynamic user-generated content.
- The use of framesets.
- There is no direct contact between the user and the site owner (limited contact with the webmaster).
- Online guestbooks.
- Search: finding information through keyword search.
- Links: guides to other related information.
- Authoring: the ability to create and update content leads to the collaborative work of many rather than just a few web authors. In wikis, users may extend, undo and redo each other's work. In blogs, posts and the comments of individuals build up over time.
- Tags: categorization of content by users adding one-word descriptions to facilitate searching, without dependence on pre-made categories.
- Extensions: software that makes the Web an application platform as well as a document server.
- Signals: The use of syndication technology such as RSS to notify users of content changes.
In our ICT course, the weekly task regarding this topic consisted of creating a static web page using a Web 2.0 application (a blog in http://www.wordpress.com/). We had to build a portfolio in which we show our profile as an English teacher and as a professional in the ELT field. This site has academic information that might be of interest to the ELT world. This was a good experience and we learned how to combine new tools and adding, modifying and even deleting information.
My URL in Wordpress is: http://cireneramirez.wordpress.com/ Feel free to visit it and enjoy it.