also seen as: second generation, 2G
Describes the second version of a technology or the second round of people to hone in on a craft. Much of the commercial Internet technology used today consists of second-generation applications built on first-generation applications that have now evolved. For example, the components of Web 2.0 sites (and the popularity of blogs and social networking) exist because of the ability to offer mini-homepages, a gig of storage, your own e-mail, a music player and photo, video and bookmark sharing... all of which are initially "first-generation" technologies.
NetLingo Classification: Online Business
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