The Evolving Internet

The Dot-com Bubble Burst

Originally in web 1.0 the webpages were static meaning there was little user interaction, meaning that people could not leave comments or upload photos etc. During Web 1.0, web based companies or dot-com companies created webpages in which people could buy anything from books, to electronic equipment and even Pet food. The dot-com companies bought office buildings, cars and other supplies to prepare for the online demand which created a dot-com boom. Stocks rose on the dot-com business, but then it turned out that most people did not want to buy their stuff online i.e. pet food, which led to a burst in the stock market and became known as the Dot com Bubble Burst.

From the ashes of the Dot Com Bubble Burst arose Web 2.0. Web 2.0 allowed for more user interaction. Users gained the ability to interact with the web through the ability to leave comments, upload pictures and videos. People reacted positively to the ability to interact with the web. A good example of this is Amazon, one of the few surviving Dot-com companies to survive the bubble burst. Amazon had previously allowed consumers to leave comments about products and this proved to be beneficial to Amazon's survival into Web 2.0 and later it's successes in today's markets. Part of a more interactive internet includes Javascript which is a scripting language.


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