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Will Is A Douche writes "I am a graduate student at an East Coast University and am examining how interest groups use the Internet to communicate with their members. As a non-tech person but longtime/. reader who is one of the more technologically versed individuals in my program, I am having a difficult time coming up with a clear definition for what "Web 2.0" is. I have some stuff from O'Reilly to the effect of "leveraging the participation of the many" but I want to stay away from bullspeak as much as possible. Right now I'm working with "Web 2.0 applications are those which are web-based as opposed to desktop or internal server based, rely upon input from users and the content created by that input, seek to increase the ease of secure and non-secure communications between involved parties, and are designed to be able to work with other such applications." Any help?"