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  • 1. The Social Web: Wikis, RSS, Blogs, Flickr, and MORE! Iowa City Public Library 8 Dec 2006 Michael Sauers Internet Trainer, BCR
  • 2. What is the Social Web?
    • Also known as social software and social networking.
    • Allows you to share with your colleagues, friends, family and strangers.
    • Allows you to share your writings, thoughts, videos, music, pictures and more.
  • 3. Web 2.0
    • “ While the old Web was about Web sites, clicks, and “eyeballs,” the new Web is about communities, participation and peering. As users and computer power multiply, and easy-to-use tools proliferate, the Internet is evolving into a global, living, networked computer that anyone can program. Even the simple act of participating in an online community makes a contribution to the new digital commons – whether one’s building a business on Amazon or producing a video clip for YouTube, creating a community around his or her flickr photo collection or editing the astronomy entry on Wikipedia.” – Wikinomics, Don Tapscott & Anthony D. Williams
  • 4. Features of the social web
    • Simple publishing
    • Tagging
    • Friends
    • Comments
    • Recommendations
    • Feed publishing
    • Share, share, share!
    • (Not all social services have all features)
  • 5. Simple Publishing
    • Little to no markup language skills necessary.
    • Usually it’s create, click, and publish.
  • 6. Tagging
    • The act of adding descriptive keywords to an item.
    • Simple metadata
    • “folksonomy”
  • 7. Friends
    • By making another account holder your “friend” you are automatically kept up to date with what that person is doing in the system.
    • Submit your feelings on the creations of others.
    • Others submit their feelings on your creations.
  • 9. Recommendations
    • Two styles
      • Automated based on previous experiences
      • User generated recommendations
  • 10. Feed Publishing
    • RSS / ATOM
    • Allows people to subscribe to your information
    • Users receive information quickly and with little effort on their part
    • Users have the control over the information they receive
  • 11. Examples of Social Software
    • Wikis
    • Blogs
    • YouTube
    • Flickr
    • LibraryThing
    • MySpace
    • SlideShare
    • Squidoo
    • Second Life
  • 12. Wikis
    • A Web site “anyone” can edit with little knowledge of markup
    • Allows for collaboration and sharing of information
  • 13. Wikipedia
  • 14. Blogs
    • Online journals
    • Can be used in lieu of an RSS feed
    • Pew Internet & American Life Project report on bloggers published 7/2006
      • 54% of bloggers are under the age of 30!
      • 37% of bloggers write about their “life and experiences”
  • 15. PaperCuts
  • 16. YouTube
    • Submit and share videos of up to 10 minutes in length
    • Recently purchased by Google for $1.65 billion
    • Subscribe to the videos of users
    • Comment on videos
  • 17. My YouTube home page
  • 18. Flickr
    • Photographs
      • Share
      • Tag
      • Organize into sets
      • Contribute to group pools
      • Leave comments and notes
      • Send to your blog
  • 19. My flickr home page
  • 20.
    • Social bookmarking service
    • Use in conjunction with or as a replacement to your browser’s bookmarks
  • 21. My home page
  • 22.
    • Share, tag, and recommend the music you listen to on your computer
    • Integrates with iTunes, Windows Media Player, and WinAmp
    • Client software, not a Web site
  • 23. Now Playing
  • 24. LibraryThing
    • Catalog, tag, and share your book collection.
    • Yes, it does MARC records.
  • 25.  
  • 26. MySpace
    • Friends, messaging, and blogging all wrapped up into most of the worst-designed Web pages ever
  • 27. Waverly Public Library
  • 28. SlideSahre
    • Share and tag your PowerPoint presentations
    • View and comment on others’ presentations
  • 29. My SlideShare page
  • 30. Squidoo
    • Create and share online bibliographies
    • Bring in resources from traditional Web sites, flickr,, and podcasts
    • A Squidoo page is known as a “lens”
  • 31. Library 2.0 Reading List
  • 32.
    • Calling “social software” is a surprise to some but it does have most of the features:
      • tagging
      • recommendations
      • friends
  • 33.’s social features
  • 34. Second Life
    • “A 3D online digital world imagined, created, & owned by its residents.”
    • Social in the sense that users interact with other users
  • 35. Second Life Library 2.0
  • 36. A final thought…
    • “ It’s the simplest lesson of the Internet: it’s the people stupid. We don’t have computers because we want to interact with machines; we have them because they allow us to communicate more effectively with other people.” ─ Douglas Rushkoff, Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside Out
  • 37. Questions?
    • Michael Sauers
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