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Nevada Library Association -- Freebies

  1. 1. Enhancing Productivity with Web 2.0 Tools Janie L. Hermann, Princeton Public Library, Princeton NJ
  2. 2. Web 2.0 is… <ul><li>A Social, Collaborative Web </li></ul><ul><li>Defined by trends and sites such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs - Wikis - Podcasts – Tagging - RSS Twitter – Facebook - MySpace - YouTube - Screencasts - - furl - Flickr - IM – lastfm - Mashups </li></ul>2.0
  3. 3. Web 2.0 is … <ul><li>The Read/Write Web </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory and Social </li></ul><ul><li>Information consumers and contributors are often one in the same </li></ul><ul><li>But what does this really mean? </li></ul>
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  5. 5. Website Traffic Graph comparing, and
  6. 6. Tim O’Reilly’s Concise Explanation Source:
  7. 7. How can I benefit? <ul><li>New sites and tools are being released at an astonishing rate </li></ul><ul><li>Most of these sites are free for basic use </li></ul><ul><li>Many sites and tools are available that will help you save time </li></ul><ul><li>You can connect with friends and relatives more easily </li></ul>
  8. 8. Hit Me Later <ul><li>A “snooze button” for email </li></ul><ul><li>Resend an important email for a later date so that it does not get buried in your inbox or as a reminder </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to use, no account required </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  9. 10. Memjog <ul><li>Send text message reminders to your cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>Generate lists and save them on your cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>Never forget an appointment or birthday again </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  10. 15. Wakerupper <ul><li>No account required </li></ul><ul><li>Just like a hotel wake up call </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate worry about missing flights, morning meetings, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule regular reminder phone calls with a free account </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 17. Wakerupper <ul><li>Demo available at: </li></ul><ul><li> / </li></ul>
  12. 19. MonkeySee <ul><li>Motto: See how the experts do it </li></ul><ul><li>“ Experts” in a variety of areas post short how-to videos </li></ul><ul><li>Viewers can comment and rate </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to share and post videos </li></ul>
  13. 22. Zamzar <ul><li>Quickly converts files from one format to another </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates need for conversion software </li></ul><ul><li>Convert text, image, video, and sound files (large array of file extensions available) </li></ul><ul><li>Conversions emailed for downloading </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  14. 30. Picnik <ul><li>Online photo editing in your browser </li></ul><ul><li>No program installation required </li></ul><ul><li>Import pictures from your PC or online </li></ul><ul><li>Some features require premium subscription </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates seamlessly with flickr </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  15. 31. Picnik
  16. 32. Picnik
  17. 33. Picnik
  18. 37. FlickrCC <ul><li>Created and hosted by </li></ul><ul><li>Search via tags and text for Creative Commons pictures posted to flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons licensing allows you to use the photos based upon user specifications (ie: attribution, non-commercial, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  19. 40. Doodle <ul><li>Polling and Scheduling made easy </li></ul><ul><li>No need to create an account </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule a meeting and be assured you have the best possible date </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to update </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  20. 48. Instructions on how to participate. Summary of results
  21. 50. Jott <ul><li>Consider this to be Voice Mail 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of texting, use Jott from your cell phone to call a toll-free number and have a spoken note transcribed then texted, or e-mailed to yourself – or to anyone else you choose. </li></ul><ul><li>Great for leaving email messages while on the go or sending posts to your blog while on the road. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>1-866-JOTT-123 </li></ul>
  22. 54. Tada List <ul><li>Create, Share, and Store &quot;to do&quot; lists for everything from your Christmas shopping to daily task list </li></ul><ul><li>Lists are stored online and accessible from any computer via your account </li></ul><ul><li>Share your lists with others via RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Save for future reference – great for packing lists </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  23. 58. Senduit/YouSendIt <ul><li>Both allow you to send and share very large files without freezing up email or taking down a network! </li></ul><ul><li>No registration required </li></ul><ul><li>YouSendIt will hold the file for 30 days and send an email to the recipient </li></ul><ul><li>Senduit lets you determine how long the file stays live (up to 30 days).  Provides you with a download link. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  24. 60. Senduit
  25. 61. Senduit
  26. 62. Senduit
  27. 63. Senduit
  28. 64. Slideshare <ul><li>Think of it as YouTube for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>A great place to share your own PowerPoint presentations and slidecasts or to view what others have posted </li></ul><ul><li>Create a social network with others who share your interests </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  29. 70. How to locate “Freebies” <ul><li>PC Magazine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 101 Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best Free Software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SEOmoz’s Web 2.0 Awards </li></ul><ul><li>The Webware 100 Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Time Magazine’s 50 Coolest Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Filehippo (freeware with some shareware) </li></ul>Constantly Scan Tech Blogs,Tech News Sites and the Popular Media!
  30. 74. Discussion Time … and Questions and Comments and Feedback!
  31. 75. Contact Information: Janie Hermann [email_address] Slides will be hosted at: I blog at: