What in the World is Web 2.0? (And, Why Should You Care) Amy J. Kearns, MLIS President, NJLA Information Technology Section Program Coordinator, CJRLC [email_address] NJALA, 2008
A little bit about me …
Graduate, School of Communication, Information and Library Science (MLIS)
Part-Time Lecturer, Rutgers
Who Are You!?
Computers – Email, at least
Buzz Words – Curiosity
Today . . .
Difference Between “1.0” and “2.0”
Some “2.0” technologies
Advantages of “2.0” approaches and technologies
What in the world!?
The Internet communication information fun! business education work
Web 2.0 Buzzzzzzzzz Words
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In studying and/or promoting web -technology, the phrase Web 2.0 can refer to a trend in web design and development — a perceived second generation of web-based communities and hosted services (such as social-networking sites , wikis , blogs , and folksonomies ) which aim to facilitate creativity , collaboration, and sharing between users.
The term gained currency following the first O'Reilly Media Web 2.0 conference in 2004 .   Although the term suggests a new version of the World Wide Web , it does not refer to an update to any technical specifications, but to changes in the ways software developers and end-users use webs.
An IBM social-networking analyst, Dario de Judicibus , has proposed a different definition which focuses more on social interactions and on architectural implementation:
"Web 2.0 is a knowledge-oriented environment where human interactions generate content that is published, managed and used through network applications in a service-oriented architecture ."
Web as participation/participatory web
build on the interactive facilities
users can own the data
encourages users to add value to the application as they use it
rich, user-friendly interface
may also have social-networking aspects
limited visitors to viewing and whose content only the site's owner could modify
NOT JUST TECHNOLOGY!
- Philosophy (customer service)
- Zeitgeist - the spirit of the age,
the mind of the time
- SHARING :
Are Using (or want to)
RSS – the “glue”
Really Simple Syndication
(Atom, XML, etc.)
RSS = Information Management
Associated Press - newspapers
Images used with permission from Peter Bromberg: http://librarygarden.pbwiki.com/Pete's+Favorites
What RSS “looks” like
RSS – Where? What?
Create “custom newspaper”
“ Feed Readers”
RSS is EVERYWHERE!
BBC, ESPN, The White House!
Databases – right in the library!
Ann Arbor District Library
RSS Feed Readers
WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN?
WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN?
How Do I Use It?
Web + Log = “Blog”
“ As of December 2007, blog search engine Technorati was tracking more than 112 million blogs”
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
HowStuffWorks – How Blogs Work http://computer.howstuffworks.com/blog.htm