Science 2.0 describes a range of activities to benefit increased collaboration between scientists using networking and the Internet. To do Science 2.0, scientists use wikis, blogs, video, online/open journals, and other collaborative web technologies to share findings. The term suggests the benefits of openness and sharing, regarding papers and research ideas and partial solutions.
A general view is that Science 2.0 is gaining traction with websites beginning to proliferate. There is a "sea change" happening in the status quo of scientific publishing, and substantive change regarding how scientists share research data. There is considerable discussion in the scientific community about whether scientists should embrace the model and exactly how Science 2.0 works. 'Slow use' is as prominent an activity style as faster adaptations and projects.
Another important point is to leverage or develop Web 2.0 tools and technologies — e.g. blogs, wikis and social networks — for scientific purposes that range from databases to cloud computing to telemedicine. As such, Science 2.0 is intertwined with parallel developments in other parts of society, including Library 2.0 and Education 2.0.