Saturday, July 26, 2008

Are Malayalees Ready for Web 2.0?

I am sure you have heard about the Web 2.0 in recent years from some media. Web 2.0 has become a buzz word in the world of internet.

What is Web 2.0?
Web 2.0 is a term describing the trend in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to enhance creativity, information sharing, and, most notably, collaboration among users. These concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities and hosted services, such as social-networking sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies. Here are the URLs for some famous Web 2.0 sites:

Wikipedia :

Are you using any Web 2.0 features?
I am sure you are, if you have registered with one of the social networking sites like Orkut or Linked In or if you have written any blog (aka Web log) or if you have uplaoded a video to YouTube...

Orkut is a social networking site used popular in India and Brazil. Even though it is from the IT giant Google, it is not commonly in USA. However, most of the Malayalees now have Orkut account, due to high its usage in India. We will be able to find our old classmates, buddies etc. there and keep in touch with them with the new way of talking in Orkut world called "scraps".

Most of us watched "Idea Star Singer" in YouTube. This Idea Star Singer Video has over 100,000 hits.

This shows Malayalees are into Web 2.0 in a big way.

We have launched website to help enabling Web 2.0 for malayalees. MalayalamLive is a free website for malayalees. It has live news from various sources organized in a Web2.0 fashion. Please visit us at

MalayalamLive Team