Staying up to date
     Web 2.0 tools

      Julia Gross
The session is about…
Why are we overloaded?


                 •   Information explosion
                 •   Information overload
            ...
Why are we overloaded?
                                                  •   Change
                                      ...
Why do we need to keep up?
             • Need to keep
               learning (lifelong)
             • Be informed
     ...
Web 1.0 ways to keep up
            • Journals, books
            • Conferences,
              seminars, PD
            • ...
Keeping up with email
•   File
•   Use folders
•   Sort
•   Scan from reading window pane
•   Delete
•   Bulk delete
Keeping up with listservs
•   WAIN
•   Get digests
•   Scan
•   File
Web 2.0 and keeping up ….
Web 2.0 content…

•   Blogs, quick read
•   Podcasts, download to iPod
•   SlideShare
•   Flickr
•   YouTube
•   Twitter
Follow (learn from) other people
                  –Web 2.0 gurus

                  –their blogs,
                   book...
Two web 2.0 organising tools

• RSS
• Social bookmarking
  – Delicious
• Reference management
  – Connotea
  – CiteUlike
 ...
Google updating tools
• RSS into your iGoogle page
• Google Reader RSS
• Google Alerts
iGoogle start page
Google account
Be organised!
•   Use traditional methods (Web 1.0)
•   Use new technologies (Web 2.0)
•   Be realistic
•   Prioritise
•  ...
Keeping up - 10 mins a day
Scan RSS feeds, email alerts


       Select items of interest


              File to social b...
Thanks …questions?
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Information overload

  1. 1. Staying up to date Web 2.0 tools Julia Gross
  2. 2. The session is about…
  3. 3. Why are we overloaded? • Information explosion • Information overload • New formats • New technologies http://www.flickr.com/photos/callumscott2/280532292/
  4. 4. Why are we overloaded? • Change • Technology • Learning • Trends • Stay in touch • Multitasking • Chaos http://www.flickr.com/photos/tzofia/270800047/ BrittneyBush's photostream
  5. 5. Why do we need to keep up? • Need to keep learning (lifelong) • Be informed • To our jobs • Help students & staff • Career • Life
  6. 6. Web 1.0 ways to keep up • Journals, books • Conferences, seminars, PD • Professional (ALIA) • Listservs (WAIN) • Forums • Email – the killer!!
  7. 7. Keeping up with email • File • Use folders • Sort • Scan from reading window pane • Delete • Bulk delete
  8. 8. Keeping up with listservs • WAIN • Get digests • Scan • File
  9. 9. Web 2.0 and keeping up ….
  10. 10. Web 2.0 content… • Blogs, quick read • Podcasts, download to iPod • SlideShare • Flickr • YouTube • Twitter
  11. 11. Follow (learn from) other people –Web 2.0 gurus –their blogs, bookmarks, presentations, Twitter feed, podcasts, video
  12. 12. Two web 2.0 organising tools • RSS • Social bookmarking – Delicious • Reference management – Connotea – CiteUlike – Zotero – EndnoteWeb
  13. 13. Google updating tools • RSS into your iGoogle page • Google Reader RSS • Google Alerts
  14. 14. iGoogle start page
  15. 15. Google account
  16. 16. Be organised! • Use traditional methods (Web 1.0) • Use new technologies (Web 2.0) • Be realistic • Prioritise • Have a plan • 10 mins a day…or whatever … • Make time for it
  17. 17. Keeping up - 10 mins a day Scan RSS feeds, email alerts Select items of interest File to social bookmarking Tag to for later retrieval
  18. 18. Thanks …questions?

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