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  • 1. Web 2.0 and rural development Paul Mundy
  • 2. What is Web 2.0?
    • Programs and services that allow new ways to use the internet
    • Old “Web 1.0”
      • Website owners upload content (webpages, documents, videos)
      • Visitors passively read or watch
  • 3. What is Web 2.0?
    • Web 2.0
      • Users contribute content
      • Can edit a webpage
      • Add comments, tags or ratings
      • Upload documents, images or videos
      • Add content to their own websites
      • “Meta information” emerges from normal web use
        • Amazon: people who bought this also bought that
        • BBC: most-read news stories
        • eBay: content and comments from buyers and sellers
  • 4. Web 2.0
    • Much potential as a tool for rural development
    • Allows many people to:
      • Share information and pictures
      • Collaborate on documents (reports, spreadsheets, presentations)
      • Comment on activities
      • Obtain information automatically
  • 5. Rapid development
    • Internet developing quickly
    • Many tools are free or open source
  • 6. Web 2.0 tools
    • Blogs
    • Collaborative writing software
    • Communities of practice
    • Content management systems
    • Email groups
    • File sharing
    • Image sharing
    • Podcasts
    • Social bookmarking
    • Social networking
    • Telephony
    • Video sharing
    • Web feeds
    • Wikis
  • 7. Blogs
    • Web-based diaries, web logs
    • Allow you to upload text, images and videos easily
    • Let others edit them or comment on them
    • Blogger www.blogger.com  
    • WordPress www.wordpress.org  
    • Blog.com www.blog.com
  • 8. Blogs Blogger www.blogger.com   Editing tools Editing pane Click here to upload
  • 9. Blogs Blogger www.blogger.com   Blog posting Previous blog posting
  • 10. Collaborative writing software
    • Lets you
      • Write documents, spreadsheets and presentations
      • Share them
      • Allow others to edit them
    • Like a word processor or spredsheet on the Web
    • GoogleDocs docs.google.com
    • Writeboard www.writeboard.com
    • Basecamp www.basecamphq.com
    • 37signals www.37signals.com
  • 11. Collaborative writing software GoogleDocs docs.google.com Editing tools Document Document Document Click here to upload
  • 12. Communities of practice
    • Enables a group of people to share ideas and build solutions about a topic
    • Moodle moodle.org
      • Designed for teachers to run courses
    • Joomlapolis www.joomlapolis.com
      • Works with Joomla content management system
  • 13. Content management systems (CMS)
    • Allow multiple users to upload and edit a wide range of content in different categories
    • Joomla www.joomla.org  
    • Drupal www.drupal.org  
  • 14. Content management systems (CMS) Joomla www.joomla.org   Menu Lead story More stories Another story Links
  • 15. Email groups
    • Allow members to
      • Send emails to a whole group
      • Share files and pictures
      • Manage a calendar
      • Etc.
    • Yahoogroups www.yahoogroups.com
    • Google groups groups.google.com
  • 16. Email groups Yahoogroups www.yahoogroups.com Advertising  Functions eg database, files, links, calendar Recent messages
  • 17. File sharing
    • Lets you share or backup files
    • Drop.io www.drop.io
    • Dropbox www.getdropbox.com
  • 18. File sharing: Drop.io www.drop.io Notes Links List of uploaded files
  • 19. Image sharing
    • Lets you upload and share photos and other images
    • Picasa picasa.google.com
    • Flickr www.flickr.com
  • 20. Podcasts
    • Digital media files (audio or video)
    • Distributed on Internet using “web feeds”
    • http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting
  • 21. Social bookmarking
    • Lets you store, organize and share bookmarks of webpages by giving them subject tags
    • Delicious del.icio.us
    • StumbleUpon www.stumbleupon.com
    • Reddit reddit.com
    • Digg digg.com
  • 22. Social networking
    • Lets you keep in touch with friends and colleagues
    • Facebook www.facebook.com
    • Friendster www.friendster.com
    • MySpace www.myspace.com
    • LinkedIn www.linkedin.com
    • StudiVZ www.studivz.net
    • Twitter www.twitter.com
  • 23. Social networking Facebook www.facebook.com You Your message Your friends Your friends’ messages You
  • 24. Telephony
    • Lets you make telephone calls and send chat messages
    • Skype www.skype.com
    • Yahoo Messenger http://messenger.yahoo.com
    • Windows Live Messenger http:// get.live.com /messenger/overview
  • 25. Telephony Skype www.skype.com Your credit (so you can call phones, not just computers) Your contacts Conference call Click here to call
  • 26. Video sharing
    • Lets you share videos online
    • YouTube www.youtube.com
  • 27. Video sharing YouTube www.youtube.com Watch video Related videos Rating, comments
  • 28. Web feeds
    • Lets you include content from another website in your site
    • Gives you news/updates without having to visit a website
    • Works by clicking on this symbol
    • Programs
      • Internet Explorer 7
      • Outlook 2007
      • FeedReader www.feedreader.com
      • Feedly www.feedly.com
    • More info: www.whatisrss.com
  • 29. Wikis
    • Allow multiple users to
      • Create a common website
      • Edit it
      • Link it to other websites
      • Best known wiki is Wikipedia
    • Wikipedia www.wikipedia.org
    • Wetpaint www.wetpaint.com
    • Wikispaces www.wikispaces.com
    • PBWiki http:// pbwiki.com /
  • 30. Wikis: Wetpaint www.wetpaint.com Editing tools Editing pane Other pages in site
  • 31. More information about Web 2.0
    • Web 2.0 in the context of development mmcnairnay.wordpress.com/2007/03/04/initial-web-20-paper/
    • Everything you need to know about Web 2.0 www.techsoup.org/toolkits/web2/
    • Wikis in plain English www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english
    • The machine is us/ing us http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =6gmP4nk0EOE  
    • Participative web: User-created content www.oecd.org/dataoecd/57/14/38393115.pdf