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Web 2.0 Intro
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Web 2.0 Intro
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  • 1. Intro to Web 2.0 Using Blogs, RSS and Wikis in the Workplace Presented by: Paul Clark email: sirpauljamesclark@gmail.com
  • 2. Background <ul><li>Berners-Lee envisioned a read/write web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We weren’t ready in the 1990’s for such a big step </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We started with a read-only web – a place where everyone could read whatever they wanted, but only a select few (programmers) could write web pages. This was Web 1.0. </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. Enter Web 2.0 <ul><li>Web 2.0 or the Read/Write Web fulfills Berners-Lee’s original vision for the WWW </li></ul><ul><li>The introduction of tools like blogs, wikis, and RSS have made it so that anyone can write to the web </li></ul><ul><li>The question is – how can you use these tools to better work-flow in your office? </li></ul>
  • 4. Blogs & Wikis <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Updated by one or more set authors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regularly updated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used for journal-like content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Made up of posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posts sorted reverse chronologically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes allows for comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Updates delivered via RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone can edit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Updated as needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used for collaboration on a single project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Made of up of linked pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Little or no structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes allows for comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Updates delivered via RSS </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. RSS <ul><li>Short for “Real Simple Syndication” </li></ul><ul><li>Originally used to syndicate content from another web site on your own </li></ul><ul><li>Now most commonly used to deliver web related updates </li></ul><ul><li>Makes it easy to keep up with content from news sites, blogs, wikis, and web sites without visiting them every day </li></ul><ul><li>Requires an RSS Aggregator to use </li></ul>
  • 6. RSS Aggregators <ul><li>Also known as RSS Readers </li></ul><ul><li>Consider this your inbox for web content </li></ul><ul><li>Come in online and desktop varieties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online readers allow you to access your subscriptions from any computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desktop readers are only accessible from your computer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most popular reader is Bloglines </li></ul>
  • 7. Finding Blogs <ul><li>Ask your colleagues (word of mouth) </li></ul><ul><li>See what others are reading </li></ul><ul><li>Browse blog directories </li></ul><ul><li>Use blog search engines </li></ul>
  • 8. Some Places to Start <ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogdigger - www.blogdigger.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines - www.bloglines.com/search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Blog Search - blogsearch.google.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syndica8 - www.syndic8.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technorati - www.technorati.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Browse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal Blawgs (from Rutgers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law Blogs (from U of Akron </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law Blogs (from Internet Public Library) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law Blogs (from Jenkins Law Library) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law List </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal Information Weblogs </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Start Your Own Blog <ul><li>There are 2 blogging options to consider </li></ul><ul><li>Remotely Hosted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stored on someone else’s server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May have a cost associated with it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to learn </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Locally Hosted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical skills required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your own web server required (will cost money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More of a learning curve </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Blogging Options <ul><li>Remotely Hosted: Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remotely Hosted: Fee Based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TypePad.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LiveJournal.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Locally Hosted: Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WordPress.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Locally Hosted: Fee Based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moveable Type ( www.sixapart.com/movabletype/ ) </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. Start Your Own Wiki <ul><li>Wiki packages offer the same 2 options that blog packages offer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remotely hosted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Locally hosted </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Like anything else hosting your wiki locally will allow for more control over who can edit and read pages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This option works very well for promoting collaboration in your office </li></ul></ul>
  • 12. Wiki Options <ul><li>Remotely Hosted: Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pbWiki.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WetPaint.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Locally Hosted: Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MediaWiki.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PhpWiki ( phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/ ) </li></ul></ul>
  • 13. Conclusion <ul><li>Web 2.0 technologies have made it much easier for us to communicate and collaborate across borders. </li></ul><ul><li>With the use of the technologies discussed here you will be able to keep up with the profession in a more organized fashion. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs & Wikis are more than just a fad, they’re a new way to communication and collaborate effectively with others in our profession. </li></ul>
  • 14. Contact Information <ul><li>Paul Clark </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] 517.574.5278 </li></ul>

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