San Diego Mac Users Group Presentation 7 2


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Presented to the San Diego Mac Users Group, July 2, 2008.

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San Diego Mac Users Group Presentation 7 2

  1. 1. YOU, ME, AND US: WEB 2.0 What the Social Internet can do for you.
  2. 2. <ul><li>A brief overview (as a tag cloud) of Web 2.0 concepts. </li></ul><ul><li>Try searching for more information on each concept. </li></ul>What is Web 2.0?
  3. 3. Tonight <ul><li>Focus on what these technologies can do for you: </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Workspaces </li></ul><ul><li>(Most of all, we’ll follow your interests) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Blogs
  5. 5. Blogs <ul><li>Blogs organize your information chronologically </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your posts appear from oldest to newest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you think ‘Blogs,’ think ‘time’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>However, they have other properties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Posts (small, frequent updates) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pages (permanent pages, like a website) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tags (attached to pages, organize information) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searchable </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Blogs <ul><li>What they can do for you: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modern HTML is really hard to learn and write </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are always more bugs to fix, more features to add </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browsers read web pages differently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs look the same in every browser, and come with many templates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With a little finesse, you can turn a blog into a full featured, reliable, beautiful website. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Blog Links <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pros: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Available for free through Google </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wide variety of templates and formats (key!) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Useful for: journals, diaries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cons: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A more traditional blog, not as useful for websites </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Blog Links <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pros: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Available for free, with great FAQ archives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clean, professional templates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to create a website using Pages, and to update using Posts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For $20, you can host your own videos (no need for YouTube), up to 8 gigs of space </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Useful for: portfolios, photo blogs, and multi-media </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cons: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When features don’t work, the developers say ‘be patient’ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Blog Links <ul><li>My own Wordpress portfolio/blog </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some key features: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searchable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tagged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hierarchy of information (key) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. What would YOU do with a blog? <ul><li>Let’s throw out some: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Wikis
  12. 12. Wikis <ul><li>Wikis create relationships amongst your content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your entries can be hyperlinked together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone (you choose) can contribute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities of interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any task is easy if you chop it into small enough pieces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Or spread it out across enough people </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New concept: “Aggregated Thought” </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Wikis <ul><li>Five things that YOU can do with a wiki: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Micropedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wookiepedia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FAQ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consensus document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exegesis (Dissection) and Criticism </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Wiki Software <ul><li>Wikipedia’s software is free! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What you’ll need: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hosting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MediaWiki software </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time (a lot of it) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Wiki Software <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An easier alternative to the Wikipedia format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hosted on their servers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stores your images and movies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can choose who can read or write </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Makes collaboration easy </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. What would YOU do with a wiki? <ul><li>Let’s throw out some: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Collaborative Workspaces
  18. 18. Collaborative Workspaces <ul><li>Collaborative workspaces allow you to easily work and share information with others. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Version Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documents ‘live’ on the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All editors have access 24/7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No more emailing files back and forth! </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Collaborative Spaces <ul><li>GoogleDocs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word processor, spreadsheets, and presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can add participants as editors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One or two people act as editors/organizers/assigns </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Several people contribute </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Document is roughed into a final form </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View this presentation through GoogleDocs </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Collaborative Spaces <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A web service that allows you to create a social networking site for any purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comes with: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Instant messaging </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community blog </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User profiles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal example: SD One-Laptop-Per-Child Group </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Collaborative Spaces <ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Life is a 3D virtual community where users can learn and communicate in a virtual ‘space’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some properties: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Users can move freely in the environment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personalized avatars </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Voice/text chat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal example: The Inevitable Room </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. What would YOU do with a collaborative workspace? <ul><li>Let’s throw out some: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>If you have any questions, feel free to email me! </li></ul>Thanks!
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