Web 2.0 Karen Brooks http://del.icio.us/dembe01/Web2.0
It is not Internet 2
Rather Web 2.0 refers to a perceived second- generation of Web-based services —such as social networking sites , wikis , communication tools, and folksonomies —that emphasize online collaboration and sharing among users .
Web 2.0 doesn't have a hard boundary, but rather, a gravitational core. Article – Thinking Web 2.0 - 16 Different Ways
History of Web 2.0
Tim O'Reilly . He is founder of O‘Reilly media, a computer book publisher in the world, and next to that he is also called the Web 2.0 evangelist.
Global Web 2.0 World
Chennai, India URL: zohowriter.com Like Writely.com, a service recently purchased by Google, Zoho is going head-to-head with Microsoft Word by building word processing into your browser. Zoho Writer lets you export and import Word documents from your PC or create new ones online and share them with anyone. Zoho also offers Zoho Sheet, an online spreadsheet, and Zoho Planner, a to-do list that can be shared by groups.
Social Media and Webware
Bnei Atarot, Israel URL: myheritage.com Got pictures of some long-lost relative whose face you can't put a name to? The MyHeritage site mixes the ever-growing field of genealogy with face-recognition software. Upload photos of your forebears and MyHeritage will recognize those faces and notify you whenever anyone uploads more - even if the person is 5 years old in the first photo and 50 in the second. Another draw for customers: The site tells you which celebrity you most resemble.
Reykjavik, Iceland URL: spurl.net Spurl, the biggest Web 2.0 business to come out of the world's most connected country, is a bookmarking service modeled on Del.icio.us and a search engine based on that database of shared bookmarks. Pages saved by Spurl users are deemed more relevant than pages that are merely linked to. The more users who save the same page, the higher it goes in the results. The company also sells customized corporate search.
Tel Aviv, Israel URL: metacafe.com Serving up nearly 15 million streaming videos a day, Metacafe is one of the largest video-sharing sites in the world. Anyone can upload mini-movies and rate them, just as with YouTube. Metacafe's advantage over its U.S. rival: a player that organizes and screens your videos offline.
USA URL: teachertube.com This is a new streaming video web-based product that only contains educational materials. This is a new video-sharing sites created in 2007 and it is growing rapidly in the education industry. It also allows teachers to download videos rather than stream them.
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Great Presentation from Illinois Online Conference
Virgil Varvel defines Web 2.0, presents an overview of Web 2.0 services, and give a brief explanation of their purpose towards education in this morning keynote address. The PowerPoint file is available at http://www.ion.uillinois.edu/institutes/presentations/070510/CSU2007.htm