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    • What is Web 2.0? Steve Sokoloski Mansfield Public Schools PK-4 Technology Coordinator [email_address] Web Resource Page: http://tinyurl.com/seniorsSEP09
    • Resource Page
      • All of the links and resources we will talk about (and more) have been gathered into a special web page.
      • You can find the page at this special short web addess:
        • http://tinyurl.com/seniorsSEP09
    •  
    • What is it?
      • Web 2.0 is name that describes a trend of how people are using the Internet.
      • It is more of a concept or set of ideas that are being built into programs or services.
      • It is fast moving, and fast changing as new entrepreneurs develop programs and services in this style.
      GEEK Speak!
    • What it is NOT!
      • It is NOT something new you need to buy for your computer.
      • It is NOT a new “do-hickey” that need to be installed.
      • It is NOT a program the needs to be upgraded like from version 1.0 to version 2.0.
    • Three Things That Make Web 2.0:
      • The program or service exists on the Internet, not on your local computer.
    • Three Things That Make Web 2.0:
      • The program or service exists on the Internet, not on your local computer.
      • Everyday users can easily publish content, you do not need special skills, just creativity.
    • Three Things That Make Web 2.0:
      • The program or service exists on the Internet, not on your local computer.
      • Everyday users can easily publish content, you do not need special skills, just creativity.
      • The content can be shared between users - often with a social component.
    • Typical Web 1.0 Web Page
    • Threadcity Cyclers on Facebook
    • Photosharing Web 2.0 Style
    • Photosharing Web 2.0 Style: Flickr
      • Sharing photos on the Internet is not new.
      • There are lots of services (Kodak Galley, Snapfish, Shutterfly, Picassa ) that do it.
      • Even brick and mortar stores (Walmart, CVS, Walgreens) have online photo services.
      • Flickr (Yahoo) is an online service that has built in Web 2.0 tools.
      • Flickr allows you to upload and keep your photos online.
      • You can organize and group your photos in sets.
      • You can share them with everybody or just selected friends and family.
      • You can search for other photos from other users.
      • You can comment on photos and join group who share your interest.
    • Blogging
    • Blogging
      • A blog is an online journal or diary. You can make it public, or private.
    • Blogging
      • A blog is an online journal or diary. You can make it public, or private.
      • Most public blogs offer the chance to leave comments.
    • Blogging
      • A blog is an online journal or diary. You can make it public, or private.
      • Most public blogs offer the chance to leave comments.
      • A good blog post and comments become an online conversation about a topic.
    • Blogging
      • A blog is an online journal or diary. You can make it public, or private.
      • Most public blogs offer the chance to leave comments.
      • A good blog post and comments become an online conversation about a topic.
      • Bloggers who write well and find an audience can make money at blogging.
    • Blogging
      • Bloggers who write well and find an audience can make money at blogging.
      • Popular sites like the Huffington Post, the Drudge Report and Boing, Boing are actually collections of blog posts and news.
      • The Hartford Courant encourages local news coverage through iTowns.
    • Blog Readers
      • Blog Readers are web services that allow you to collect your subscriptions.
      • Three blog readers that are free:
        • Google Reader
        • Bloglines
        • Netvibes
    •  
      • Twitter is a social networking tool using short 140 character messages.
      • Twitter is a social networking tool using short 140 character messages.
      • It began as an alternative to blogging. It is sometimes called “micro-blogging”.
      • Twitter is a social networking tool using short 140 character messages.
      • It began as an alternative to blogging. It is sometimes called “micro-blogging”.
      • You build your network by following other users and being followed by others.
      • For the month of June 2009, Twitter had 44.5 million unique visitors, and grew 19% from May 2009.
      • For the month of June 2009, Twitter had 44.5 million unique visitors, and grew 19% from May 2009.
      • From June 2008 to June 2009 Twitter grew 1460% year to year.
      • For the month of June 2009, Twitter had 44.5 million unique visitors, and grew 19% from May 2009.
      • From June 2008 to June 2009 Twitter grew 1460% year to year.
      • It is easy to see why mainstream media and businesses have jumped in.
      • - From Tech Crunch: http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/08/03/twitter-reaches-445-million-people-worldwide-in-june-comscore
      • At first glance, Twitter seems like a silly waste of time (only 20% of new users stick).
      • At first glance, Twitter seems like a silly waste of time (only 20% of new users stick).
      • Twitter’s data stream has proven extraordinary in breaking news especially in times of crisis.
      • At first glance, Twitter seems like a silly waste of time (only 20% of new users stick).
      • Twitter’s data stream has proven extraordinary in breaking news especially in times of crisis.
      • The power of your Twitter experience is in the strength of network that you build.
      • - From Tech Crunch: http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/08/03/twitter-reaches-445-million-people-worldwide-in-june-comscore
    • Facebook
    • Facebook
      • Facebook is a social networking site.
    • Facebook
      • Facebook is a social networking site.
      • It is based on connecting to “friends” online.
    • Facebook
      • Facebook is a social networking site.
      • It is based on connecting to “friends” online.
      • Facebook will keep you updated with news about your friends, let you join interest groups, share photos and videos, play games and live chat.
    • Facebook
      • Facebook (a 5 year old start up company) signed up its 100 millionth user in August 2008.
    • Facebook
      • Facebook (a 5 year old start up company) signed up its 100 millionth user in August 2008.
      • By March of 2009 it had doubled in size to 200 million users.
    • Facebook
      • Facebook (a 5 year old start up company) signed up its 100 millionth user in August 2008.
      • By March of 2009 it had doubled in size to 200 million users.
      • If Facebook were a country it would be the 4 th largest in the world.
      • New York Times Online (3/29/09), Insidefacebook.com, www.istrategylabs.com
    • Facebook
      • In July 2009 Facebook was adding 700,000 users per DAY.
      • The growth rate of users 55+ was 513% January 2009 to July 2009.
      • The growth rate of high school and college age users dropped 20% over the same period.
      • New York Times Online (3/29/09), Insidefacebook.com, www.istrategylabs.com
    • My Space
      • Myspace is also a social networking site.
      • Myspace users tends to be younger because it began as a way for independent bands and video producers to build a following.
      • It allows more control over the page design so you see more “decorative” sites.
      • Once the market leader it is being outdistanced by Facebook and Twitter.
    • YouTube
    • YouTube
      • YouTube is a video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos.
    • YouTube
      • YouTube is a video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos.
      • YouTube is also a great source of instructional and how-to videos.
    • YouTube
      • YouTube is a video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos.
      • YouTube is also a great source of instructional and how-to videos.
      • In popular culture a YouTube video is called “viral” when lots of people find it online.
    • Smartphones
    • Smartphones
      • Smartphones are cell phones that can make calls and have the ability to connect to the Internet.
    • Smartphones
      • Smartphones are cell phones that can make calls and have the ability to connect to the Internet.
      • Phones today check email, surf the Internet, take pictures, record video just like you were sitting at a computer.
    • Smartphones
      • Smartphones are cell phones that can make calls and have the ability to connect to the Internet.
      • Phones today check email, surf the Internet, take pictures, record video just like you were sitting at a computer.
      • They are expensive. You pay for the cell phone part, and then you pay for the “data plan”.
    • Smartphones
      • Web 2.0 companies (Facebook, Flickr, Twitter) have special applications that work with Smartphones.
      • The market leaders for Smartphones in the U.S. are:
        • Blackberry
        • Apple iPhone
    • Web 2.0 - Internet Safety!
      • Web 2.0 tools do put information about you out on the Internet, forever.
      • You have to decide your level of comfort with that exposure, especially personal information.
      • Understand and use the privacy settings on each of any of the services you use.
    • Web 2.0 - Internet Safety!
      • Go in with your eyes wide open and keep and your guard up.
      • If you are not sure or it makes you suspicious ask a more knowledgeable friend or family member before you do it.
      • As services like Facebook and Twitter have exploded they have become targets for hackers who want to get at user information.
    • Your Government & Web 2.0