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    • Enhancing Productivity with Web 2.0 Tools Janie L. Hermann, Princeton Public Library, Princeton NJ
    • 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
    • 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?
    • http://www.briansolis.com/2008/08/introducing-conversation-prism.html
    • Website Traffic Graph comparing myspace.com, youtube.com and flickr.com
    • Tim O’Reilly’s Concise Explanation Source: http://www.oreilly.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html
    • 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
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Wakerupper
      • Demo available at:
      • http://blog.wakerupper.com/index.php/2008/05/demogirl-profiles-wakerupper /
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
    • Picnik
    • Picnik
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    • 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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    • 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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    • Instructions on how to participate. Summary of results
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Senduit
    • Senduit
    • Senduit
    • Senduit
    • 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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    • 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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    • Discussion Time … and Questions and Comments and Feedback!
    • Contact Information: Janie Hermann [email_address] Slides will be hosted at: http://www.slideshare.net/JanieH I blog at: http://librarygarden.blogspot.com