What Is Web 20?

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What Is Web 20?

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

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