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Part of a presentation I gave in Ontario in April 2007.

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  • 1.
    • Web 2.0
    • It’s All about Social Networking
    • Eileen O’Shea
    • Infopeople
    • [email_address]
    • April 2007
  • 2. Web 2.0 Is Us
  • 3. Seriously.
  • 4.
    • Generally refers to web-based tools that enhance “social networking” - people connecting with other people
    • Blogs, wikis, photo sharing, video sharing, bookmark sharing, you name it sharing
    What Is Web 2.0?
  • 5.
    • A few authors, many commenters
    • CMS authoring
      • Movable Type
        • http://infoblog.infopeople.org/cgi-bin/mt/mt.cgi
        • Blogger
        • http://waynnandholly.blogspot.com/
    • Free or low-cost to create
    Blogs
  • 6.
    • Tame the Web - Michael Stephens
      • http://www.tametheweb.com /
    • Librarian.net - Jessamyn West
      • http://librarian.net
    • The Shifted Librarian - Jenny Levine
      • http://theshiftedlibrarian.com
    Some Librarian Blogs
  • 7.
    • Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County
      • http://plcmcl2-about.blogspot.com/
    • USC Libraries E-Resources
      • http://usceresources.blogspot. com /
    • LaGuardia Community College Library
      • http://www.lagcc.cuny.edu/library/blog/whatsnew.html
    Some Library Blogs
  • 8.
    • Multiple authors
    • Simple editing, CMS-based
      • MediaWiki, PBWiki
    • Classic example: wikipedia.org
    Wikis
  • 9.
    • Infopeople Wikis
      • http://wiki.infopeople.org
    • LibrarySuccess: A Best Practices Wiki
      • http://www.libsuccess.org/
    • ALA Wikis
      • http://wikis.ala.org/
    • Internet Librarian Wiki
      • http://internetlibrarian.pbwiki.com/
    Library-related Wikis
  • 10. Photo Sharing
    • Many services:
      • Flickr, Shutterfly, Picasa (Google)
    • Tag your photos
      • Find people with common interests, find similar photos
    • Link your photos to your blog or your wiki
  • 11. Video Sharing
    • Digital cameras have made video easy
    • It’s not about high quality
    • Tagging videos
      • It’s all about social networking
    • Several services:
      • YouTube, Google Videos, StumbleVideo
  • 12. Social Bookmarking
    • Browser bookmarks are SO yesterday
    • Share them with the world, and tag them!
    • Services:
      • del.icio.us - http://del.icio.us/
      • digg - http://digg.com/
      • cluztr - http://cluztr.com/
      • StumbeUpon - http://www.stumbleupon.com/
  • 13. Okay, great. But how do I keep track of all of this stuff?
    • RSS!
    • In Plain English…
  • 14. RSS
    • “ Really Simple Syndication”
    • What’s syndication?
      • It’s the ability to subscribe to a site’s content
      • Think of a newspaper comic strip like Dilbert, syndicated to hundreds of newspapers
  • 15. News Aggregators
    • Aggregators take the “feed” from a blog and let you see new content
    • Aggregators can be stand-alone apps OR
    • Aggregators can be web-based
  • 16. Stand-alone Aggregators
    • Net NewsWire, Sharp Reader
    • Nifty integration with your computer’s browser and can display pics and let you listen to podcasts, etc.
    • Read content offline
    • Problem: you have to have your computer with you to read your feeds!
  • 17. Web-based Aggregators
    • Read your feeds anywhere! All you need is a web browser & an Internet connection
    • Bloglines, Google Reader, Newsgator
    • Problem: you have to be online to read your feeds
  • 18. Podcasts
    • Taking it to the next step, podcasts are audio blogs
    • MP3 format
    • Can be played on your computer OR an MP3 player
    • Non-proprietary format so are easily portable
  • 19. Library Podcasts
    • Infopeople podcasts
      • http://infopeople.org/resources/podcasts.html
    • Sunnyvale Public Library podcasts
      • http://www.librarypodcasts.org/
    • Arizona State University Library podcasts
      • https://thelibrarychannel.blog.asu.edu/?triedWebauth=1
  • 20. How to Create a Podcast
    • Roll your own:
      • A recorder
      • A microphone
      • A blog or other service to syndicate your podcasts
    • Services like Hipcast or Gabcast
      • Phone in your podcast
      • Often time limits
      • Quality generally lower
  • 21. Vodcasts
    • Like podcasts but with video
    • Generally short - under 10 minutes (YouTube limits videos to 10 minutes)
    • Format is often Flash (all content on YouTube is converted to Flash)
  • 22. Vodcast Share Sites
    • YouTube
    • Google Video
    • StumbleVideo
    • All accept wmv, mov, mpg, or avi formats for uploading
  • 23. How to Create a Vodcast
    • Digital cameras are by far the easiest way to go!
    • Length is only limited by the size of the storage card
    • Format is usually AVI or MOV, both formats acceptable to YouTube
    • Of course, digital video cameras are great, too!
  • 24. Roll Your Own Searches
    • Rollyo
    • LibraryThing
    • WorldCat
    • All are customizable, easy to create links for your web page or blog
  • 25. Web 2.0 & Online Learning
    • Old way: LMS
      • Blackboard, WebCT, etc.
      • Password-protected restricted content
    • New ways
      • Edu-blogging
      • Podcasts
      • Media sharing
    • Then integrate it!
      • Angel & Second Life
  • 26. Web Apps
    • Old way: Office
    • New way:
      • Google Docs & Spreadsheets
        • http://docs.google.com/
        • Word processor, spreadsheet
        • Compatible with Word
        • Collaborate with others
        • Free!
  • 27. Mashups
    • Take a couple of tools, put them together and make a new tool!
    • Google My Maps
      • http://maps.google.com/
    • iLife
      • Link your iTunes library contents to the world and see who else likes what you like!
    • Zillow - Google Maps + market values of homes
      • http://www.zillow.com/
  • 28. Web 2.0 & Instant Messaging
    • AIM is sooo Web 1.0, right?
    • Twitter
      • http://twitter.com/
      • Keeping everybody up-to-date on what you’re doing, one boring detail at a time ;-)
    • Meebo
      • http://meebo.com
      • IM anybody on any chat service wherever you are
  • 29. Communities
    • Library2.0 Ning
      • http://library20.ning.com/
    • MySpace
      • http://myspace.com/
    • Facebook
      • http://facebook.com/
  • 30. Next Generation Communities
    • Remember Dungeons & Dragons?
    • Remember the Sims?
    • Take it one step further:
      • Second Life!
  • 31. What Is Second life?
    • “ Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by a total of 5,855,848 people from around the globe.”
  • 32. No, but really, what IS Second life?
    • The average age of users is 32, and the median age of users is 36
    • There are $5 million USD in virtual transactions per month conducted between users
    • 25,000 users log in daily
    • Anshe Chung, Second Life's most notable land baron, makes $175k per year flipping virtual real estate.
    • --March 2006 Google Talk
  • 33. Hi! I’m Eileen Gapchenko
  • 34. Why It Won’t Take Over the Internet Tomorrow
    • System requirements:
      • Internet Connection: Cable or DSL
      • Computer Processor: 1.6GHz Pentium 4 or Athlon 2000+ or better
      • Computer Memory: 512MB or better
      • Video/Graphics Card:
        • nVidia GeForce FX 5600, GeForce 6600, or better OR
        • ATI Radeon 9600, X600, or better
    • Pretty stiff!
  • 35. Libraries in Second Life
    • Second Life Library
      • secondlife://info island/97/255/33
    • San Jose State University School of Library & Information Science
      • http://slurl.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/128/128
    • Consumer Health Library
      • http://slurl.com/secondlife/Consumer%20Health%20Library,%20Info%20Island%20II%20/227/202/23/
  • 36. Are you blogging this?
  • 37. Ways To Keep Learning
    • Five Weeks to a Social Library
      • http://www. sociallibraries .com/course/
      • free online course
    • 23 Learning 2.0 Things
      • http://plcmcl2-things. blogspot .com/
      • the original tech challenge!
    • Infopeople’s 23 Web 2.0 Things
      • http://our23things.infopeople.org/
      • our take on the PLCMC’s challenge