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Social Web Technologies

  1. 1. Social Web Technologies Dr. Harry Chen CMSC 491S/691S January 28, 2008
  2. 2. Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0 Source :
  3. 3. Idea: Web 2.0 <ul><li>Tim O’Reilly coined the term “Web 2.0” to describe a new generation of web sites that appear after the .com bubble burst. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web as a platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harnessing collective intelligence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data is the next Intel Inside </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End of software release cycle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lightweight programming model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software above the level of a single device </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rich user experience </li></ul></ul>Reading :
  4. 4. Social in Web 2.0 <ul><li>Be able to social with other users and produce user-created content are key characteristics of Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 encouraged many innovations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS, tagging, Ajax, JSON, web maps, blogs and micro-blogs, wiki, RDF, mashup, REST, social network platform and more… </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What will we study in this class? <ul><li>How social web technologies can improve people’s productivity </li></ul><ul><li>How to develop social web application </li></ul><ul><li>How to think about the Social Web from a cultural and business perspective </li></ul><ul><li>How to create the next Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr!  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Circles of Technologies Social Web Folksonomy & Tagging Mashups Geospatial Web The Semantic Web Blogs
  7. 7. Topic 1: Social Web <ul><li>Trace the Social Web history… </li></ul><ul><li>How do people participate on the Web? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the value of user-created content? </li></ul><ul><li>What’re the implications of building a sociable Web? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Topic 2: Folksonomy & Tagging <ul><li>What’s tagging? </li></ul><ul><li>Why people hate and love tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Can people find consensus while working in chaos? </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging beyond keywords </li></ul>
  9. 9. Topic 3: Mashups <ul><li>Why mashups are better than your grandfather’s Web application </li></ul><ul><li>Learn mashup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ajax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS, GeoRSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenSearch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>REST </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Maps API </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Topic 4: Geospatial Web <ul><li>Why location information is hot </li></ul><ul><li>How Google Maps changed the way we view information </li></ul><ul><li>Tools for programming geospatial web applications </li></ul>
  11. 11. Topic 5: the Semantic Web <ul><li>Why people are crazy about Tim Berners-Lee’s big idea </li></ul><ul><li>Why XML is not good enough for describing Web information </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond SQL, I want to query the Web! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Topic 6: Blogs <ul><li>Got blog? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do people blog? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you profit from blogging? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you build mashups using free blogging API </li></ul>
  13. 13. Circles of Technologies Social Web Folksonomy & Tagging Mashups Geospatial Web The Semantic Web Blogs
  14. 14. Homework due next class <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Join the class’s blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join the class’s discussion group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join the class’s gnizr network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post 1+ blog related to Social Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save 1+ bookmarks in gnizr </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Reading Material <ul><li>Find suggested reading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to gnizr and login </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “Community” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find user “hchen1” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find required reading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go hchen1’s folder “Required Reading” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For the reading of a particular class, look for bookmarks tagged: “forClass:[class-date]” </li></ul></ul>