Thursday, August 10, 2006
- Web 2.0
- Real World Web
- Applications Architecture
The technologies in each category were given one of three "impact" ratings: transformational, high or moderate.
Key technologies in the Web 2.0 category along with their impact rating are listed below. Each of these technologies are expected to hit mainstream adoption in less than two years:
- Social Network Analysis (high)
- Ajax (high)
- Mashup (moderate)
The evaluation was conducted by Gartner, Inc. and is part of a series of studies called 2006 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle. The analysis is an attempt to determine if a technology is a wave of the future or simply hype.
A press release offers details including the following definitions of key terms in the Web 2.0 category:
- Social Network Analysis (SNA) is the use of information and knowledge from many people and their personal networks. [LinkedIn is an example of a social network for professionals.] SNA involves collecting massive amounts of data from multiple sources, analyzing the data to identify relationships and mining it for new information.
- A "mashup" is a lightweight tactical integration of multi-sourced applications or content into a single offering.