Web 2.0: It's All about Social Networking


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