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Venue: School of Information Sciences, Moi University, Eldoret


What is Web 2.0? Web 2.0 refers to free or low-cost interactive web-based service that help people share information and collaborate online more easily than with earlier tools. It emphasizes the possibility for many people to share and collaborate, not just the “webmasters” or people with advanced technical skills.

What does Web 2.0 help us achieve? Social media makes it easy for us to work across four broad areas:

connecting with other people via social networks who are distributed far and wide;

collaborating and doing things with other people;

creating and sharing content; and

finding, using, organizing and reusing content.

social media are useful tools for information that should be shared publicly, but are not good for sharing private or sensitive materials.they allow for Social networking -a practice of individuals connecting and communicating around a common interest using online tools and social networking sites.