social web, i think, is a better term for web 2. it aptly captures the spirit of web 2. social network sites run on web 2 wheels, which connect people and keep them in touch. these sites enable us to find our long lost school and college mates, meet and connect with like minded persons. besides, we do a number of things on these sites like swapping videos, pictures, music, chatting and emailing.
social web or social media is more representative term of the web 2, because it combines most, if not all, of those activities and tools that are web 2 technologies. web 2 is a social phenomena, and we are social animals and this might in part explain the resounding success and appeal web 2 has had.
the beauty of web 2, or social media or web is the ease of adaptation, the demystification of cryptic world of computer programming, and incorporating of the most defining and differentiating aspects of human being, that is socializing.
so why don't we drop the web 2 tag and replace it with social web or media ?