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  • 1. Enhancing Productivity with Web 2.0 Tools Janie L. Hermann, Princeton Public Library, Princeton NJ
  • 2. Web 2.0 is…
    • A Social, Collaborative Web
    • Defined by trends and sites such as:
    • Blogs - Wikis - Podcasts – Tagging - RSS Twitter – Facebook - MySpace - YouTube - Screencasts - de.licio.us - furl - Flickr - IM – lastfm - Mashups
    2.0
  • 3. Web 2.0 is …
    • The Read/Write Web
    • Participatory and Social
    • Information consumers and contributors are often one in the same
    • But what does this really mean?
  • 4. http://www.briansolis.com/2008/08/introducing-conversation-prism.html
  • 5. Website Traffic Graph comparing myspace.com, youtube.com and flickr.com
  • 6. Tim O’Reilly’s Concise Explanation Source: http://www.oreilly.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html
  • 7. How can I benefit?
    • New sites and tools are being released at an astonishing rate
    • Most of these sites are free for basic use
    • Many sites and tools are available that will help you save time
    • You can connect with friends and relatives more easily
  • 8. Hit Me Later
    • A “snooze button” for email
    • Resend an important email for a later date so that it does not get buried in your inbox or as a reminder
    • Simple to use, no account required
    • http://www.hitmelater.com/
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  • 10. Memjog
    • Send text message reminders to your cell phone
    • Generate lists and save them on your cell phone
    • Never forget an appointment or birthday again
    • http://www.memjog.net/
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  • 15. Wakerupper
    • No account required
    • Just like a hotel wake up call
    • Eliminate worry about missing flights, morning meetings, etc
    • Schedule regular reminder phone calls with a free account
    • http://www.wakerupper.com/
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  • 17. Wakerupper
    • Demo available at:
    • http://blog.wakerupper.com/index.php/2008/05/demogirl-profiles-wakerupper /
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  • 19. MonkeySee
    • Motto: See how the experts do it
    • “ Experts” in a variety of areas post short how-to videos
    • Viewers can comment and rate
    • Easy to share and post videos
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  • 22. Zamzar
    • Quickly converts files from one format to another
    • Eliminates need for conversion software
    • Convert text, image, video, and sound files (large array of file extensions available)
    • Conversions emailed for downloading
    • http://www.zamzar.com
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  • 30. Picnik
    • Online photo editing in your browser
    • No program installation required
    • Import pictures from your PC or online
    • Some features require premium subscription
    • Integrates seamlessly with flickr
    • http://www.picnik.com
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  • 37. FlickrCC
    • Created and hosted by bluemountains.net
    • Search via tags and text for Creative Commons pictures posted to flickr
    • Creative Commons licensing allows you to use the photos based upon user specifications (ie: attribution, non-commercial, etc.)
    • http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/
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  • 40. Doodle
    • Polling and Scheduling made easy
    • No need to create an account
    • Schedule a meeting and be assured you have the best possible date
    • Easy to update
    • http://doodle.ch
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  • 48. Instructions on how to participate. Summary of results
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  • 50. Jott
    • Consider this to be Voice Mail 2.0
    • 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.
    • Great for leaving email messages while on the go or sending posts to your blog while on the road.
    • http://jott.com
    • 1-866-JOTT-123
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  • 54. Tada List
    • Create, Share, and Store "to do" lists for everything from your Christmas shopping to daily task list
    • Lists are stored online and accessible from any computer via your account
    • Share your lists with others via RSS
    • Save for future reference – great for packing lists
    • http://tadalist.com/
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  • 58. Senduit/YouSendIt
    • Both allow you to send and share very large files without freezing up email or taking down a network!
    • No registration required
    • YouSendIt will hold the file for 30 days and send an email to the recipient
    • Senduit lets you determine how long the file stays live (up to 30 days).  Provides you with a download link.
    • http://senduit.com
    • http://yousendit.com
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  • 64. Slideshare
    • Think of it as YouTube for PowerPoint
    • A great place to share your own PowerPoint presentations and slidecasts or to view what others have posted
    • Create a social network with others who share your interests
    • http://www.slideshare.net
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  • 70. How to locate “Freebies”
    • PC Magazine
      • Top 101 Sites
      • Best Free Software
    • SEOmoz’s Web 2.0 Awards
    • The Webware 100 Awards
    • Time Magazine’s 50 Coolest Websites
    • Filehippo (freeware with some shareware)
    Constantly Scan Tech Blogs,Tech News Sites and the Popular Media!
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  • 74. Discussion Time … and Questions and Comments and Feedback!
  • 75. Contact Information: Janie Hermann [email_address] Slides will be hosted at: http://www.slideshare.net/JanieH I blog at: http://librarygarden.blogspot.com