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Web 2.0. The Social Media Revolution – Make Your Voice Heard Above the Crowd

In the beginning of the internet, their was a massive divide between the web developers, and the end users.

It seemed that post the most basic information on the internet required degrees in computer science, and months of frustrating “hit and miss” attempts to get your message formatted in a way that was even barely user friendly.

Bright yellow web pages with lime green text, there were plenty of these about. Small graphic images that took minutes to download, and even longer to upload in the first place.

Lost connections, error messages and virus infestations were everywhere.

I’m not talking fifty years ago either, just ten or twelve.

The internet is a very different place now. Although WEB 2.0 represents nothing officially, it is recognised as the ground shift in the way end users can now actively participate on the web. Add to the discussions and even the media that is accessible by others on the internet.

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and MySpace a the leaders of a huge following pack of user friendly WEB 2.0 sites that not only allow user participation, but owe their very existence to the products that we, the end user decide to upload and participate in.

With any innovation on a scale this enormous comes the possibility to leverage it for profit. These sites attract the most enormous numbers of visitors. The potential to marketing either products or ideas on these sites is clear to all.

The key for an internet marketer is first to understand the function of these sites. Join each site in turn, fill in complete user “profiles” for yourself.

Next, you need to make friends with people with a similar interest to yourself. Join existing groups within your chosen niche, if none exist form your own.

Finally, provide evidence of your ability. Answer questions, provide free help and information. Be an asset. If the opportunity arises you may be able to link to your own personal sites or web holdings.

Finding ethical and transparent ways to use WEB 2.0 sites to attract more internet traffic to your own sites is a task that is well worth undertaking.

The internet is a more open and user friendly experience. Having your say, learning from others, and getting a clear message across to others who would benefit from it is now easier than ever. Thanks to WEB 2.0

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