also seen as: next generation
Designates the next version of a software program or technology. Much of the commercial Internet technology used in the late 1990's was built on first-generation applications; now in the 2000's programmers are developing "next-generation" applications.
For example, first-generation Web sites were about human-computer interaction, whereas the "next-generation" Web 2.0 and social networking sites focus not only on people interacting with the computer or with information but with each other.
NetLingo Classification: Online Business