Web 2.0 in Ghana’s Path to Knowledge SocietiesPresentation Transcript
Web 2.0 in Ghana’s Path to Knowledge Societies Amos Anyimadu Technology Assessment Project, University of Ghana, [email_address] www.AfricaTalks.org
A Ghanaian Technologist Reinforces Tim O’Reilly’s view of Web 2.0 versus Web 1.0 Web 1.0 Web 2.0 DoubleClick --> Google AdSense Ofoto --> Flickr Akamai --> BitTorrent mp3.com --> Napster Britannica Online --> Wikipedia personal websites --> blogging evite --> upcoming.org and EVDB domain name speculation --> search engine optimization page views --> cost per click screen scraping --> web services publishing --> participation content management systems --> wikis directories (taxonomy) --> tagging ("folksonomy") stickiness --> syndication
Tom O’Reilly’s Summary of Web 2.0 Services, not packaged software, with cost-effective scalability Control over unique, hard-to-recreate data sources that get richer as more people use them Trusting users as co-developers Harnessing collective intelligence Leveraging the long tail through customer self-service Software above the level of a single device Lightweight user interfaces, development models, AND business models
When will this hit e-commerce? (Score:3, Interesting) by PacoHernandez (939349) on Monday April 03, @11:48AM ( #15050600 ) It's interesting that the majority of these "Web 2.0" companies are still making their money off of paid advertisements, which seems to be a very "old web" business model. Are there any companies that are doing new and interesting things with commerce itself? http://slashdot.org/articles/06/04/03/1121244.shtml
Web 2.0 = low-contrast pastel colors (Score:2, Insightful) by Bloodwine (223097) on Monday April 03, @12:06PM ( #15050818 ) For all the talk of CSS and XHTML making content more accessible, I find it funny that color-blind people re brushed under the rug with all the low-contrast designs most of these Web 2.0 sites are sporting. http://slashdot.org/articles/06/04/03/1121244.shtml
Along the same line of Synergy and Proactive.. .. (Score:2, Funny) by Arwing (951573) on Monday April 03, @12:25PM ( #15051011 ) For me, web is (hopefully) ever evolving, and it will just be THE web, with no version number attached at the end. http://slashdot.org/articles/06/04/03/1121244.shtml
So, what is Web 2.0?
The question is the point.
The point is not your answer.
The point is that everyone seems to be asking this question.
As essentially contested concepts go, Web 2.0 is not too hot to handle – over 1400 definitions of “the state” even 50 years ago.
AAU Secretariat’s Key Questions on Knowledge Societies in Africa