A lot of discussion and hype online has been centered around the future direction of the world wide web.
With the advancement of new technologies and new ideas, the perception of the web as just a place to house information has changed to something that is interactive and user-focused.
There are literally thousands of articles out there that try to explain exactly where the world wide web is going, and what Web 2.0 really means. You can find some of them here, here and here.
One of the best explanations of Web 2.0 is a presentation by Michael Wesch on YouTube (itself a classic Web 2.0 phenomenon). Sound isn't necessary, but it enhances the whole presentation. Enjoy.....