Big Data

design for digital media environments

Web 2.0

– Second generation of the World Wide Web

– Static label given to the new era of the web.

– Rich User Interfaces

– Users ability to collaborate and share information online

– Open communication

– Open sharing of information

– Interconnected, producing online communities

– Our web app is a component of web 2.0 as it allows users to run programs directly in a web browser.

– The idea of users signing up to create an account and post their own properties adheres to this new level of sharing information online.

– “Applications that get better the more that people use them” – Tim O’Reilly. Without users input the listing of properties would be lacking.

More relevant examples, other than web apps include; social-networking sites, wikis and blogs. Thus the set up of our own wiki was essential in order to have a tight, in-sync team. Updated regularly with meeting minutes and job roles by all the members


Home page of wiki

When updating the wiki we need to keep to a set of rules. Similar with my blog, the group will organise the entries under headings and subheading, relating to the process stage, where we discuss what has happened, what we need to do next and how to go about it. This will allow us to easily see where we are with the task and what needs to be done.


Post layout

Net neutrality

– enables and protects free speech

– preserves our right to communicate freely online

– does not discriminate or block any applications

– level playing field – ‘The open internet order’

– crucial for small business, entrepreuners and startups. Foster job growth, competition and innovation

– lowers entry barriers

Large companies are able to pay extra to get faster internet and better service than the rest of us. For example, Comcast delivered a slower speed to Netflix due to their large web traffic, until they made a dea where Netflix pay for a direct connection between servers.

As O’Reily discusses, applications are better the more people use them. Net neutrality enables an open internet where the potential pool of users is growing, rather than being restricted. Smaller businesses such as Bournemouth Homes would find it difficult to compete with other larger websites. Reducing the amount of users and negatively effecting the data being shared. Harming the consumers and competition.