Saving Time and Energy  with Web 2.0 Tools Presented  for the Ewing SeniorNet Computer Literacy Center 06/10/08 Presented ...
Web 2.0 is… <ul><li>A Social, Collaborative Web </li></ul><ul><li>Defined by trends and sites such as: Blogs/RSS - Wikis -...
Web 2.0 is … <ul><li>The Read/Write Web </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory and Social  </li></ul><ul><li>Information consumer...
The Machine is Us/ing Us http://youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g
Why were YOU chosen by TIME? …  because 2006 was a “story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before. ...
Website Traffic Graph   comparing myspace.com, youtube.com and flickr.com
Tim O’Reilly’s Concise Explanation Source: http://www.oreilly.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html
How can I benefit? <ul><li>New sites and tools are being released at an astonishing rate  </li></ul><ul><li>Most of these ...
Library Thing <ul><li>Catalog books in your personal or institutional library easily </li></ul><ul><li>Tag books and write...
 
 
 
 
Memjog <ul><li>Send text message reminders to your cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>Generate lists and save them on your cell ...
 
 
Wakerupper <ul><li>No account required </li></ul><ul><li>Just like a hotel wake up call </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate worry ...
 
Wakerupper <ul><li>Demo available at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://blog.wakerupper.com/index.php/2008/05/demogirl-profiles-wak...
MonkeySee <ul><li>Motto: See how the experts do it </li></ul><ul><li>“Experts” in a variety of areas post short how-to vid...
 
 
Zamzar <ul><li>Quickly converts files from one format to another </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates need for conversion software...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Picnik <ul><li>Online photo editing in your browser </li></ul><ul><li>No program installation required </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Picnik
Picnik
Picnik
Doodle <ul><li>Polling and Scheduling made easy </li></ul><ul><li>No need to create an account </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Instructions on how to participate. Summary of results
 
Jott <ul><li>Consider this to be Voice Mail 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of texting, use Jott from your cell phone to cal...
 
 
 
Tada List <ul><li>Create, Share, and Store &quot;to do&quot; lists for everything from your Christmas shopping to daily ta...
 
 
 
Senduit/YouSendIt <ul><li>Both allow you to send and share very large files without freezing up email or taking down a net...
 
Senduit
Senduit
Senduit
Senduit
Slideshare <ul><li>Think of it as YouTube for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>A great place to share your own PowerPoint pres...
 
 
 
 
 
 
How to locate “Freebies” <ul><li>PC Magazine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 101 Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best Free Soft...
 
 
This is just the proverbial   … Tip  of the  Iceberg
Discussion Time … and Questions and Comments and Feedback!
Contact me: Janie Hermann  [email_address] Slides will be hosted at: http://www.slideshare.net/JanieH
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  1. 1. Saving Time and Energy with Web 2.0 Tools Presented for the Ewing SeniorNet Computer Literacy Center 06/10/08 Presented by: Janie Hermann, Princeton Public Library
  2. 2. Web 2.0 is… <ul><li>A Social, Collaborative Web </li></ul><ul><li>Defined by trends and sites such as: Blogs/RSS - Wikis - Podcasts – Tagging - Social software – Facebook - MySpace - de.licio.us - furl - Flickr - IM – lastfm - Folksonomies - Mashups </li></ul>2.0
  3. 3. Web 2.0 is … <ul><li>The Read/Write Web </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory and Social </li></ul><ul><li>Information consumers and contributors are often one in the same </li></ul><ul><li>But what does this really mean? </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Machine is Us/ing Us http://youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g
  5. 5. Why were YOU chosen by TIME? … because 2006 was a “story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before. It's about the cosmic compendium of knowledge Wikipedia and the million-channel people's network YouTube and the online metropolis MySpace. It's about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes.”
  6. 6. Website Traffic Graph comparing myspace.com, youtube.com and flickr.com
  7. 7. Tim O’Reilly’s Concise Explanation Source: http://www.oreilly.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html
  8. 8. How can I benefit? <ul><li>New sites and tools are being released at an astonishing rate </li></ul><ul><li>Most of these sites are free for basic use </li></ul><ul><li>Many sites and tools are available that will help you save time </li></ul><ul><li>You can connect with friends and relatives more easily </li></ul>
  9. 9. Library Thing <ul><li>Catalog books in your personal or institutional library easily </li></ul><ul><li>Tag books and write reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Share tagged books and reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Find what to read next from other users’ reviews and tags </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.LibraryThing.com </li></ul>
  10. 14. Memjog <ul><li>Send text message reminders to your cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>Generate lists and save them on your cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>Never forget an appointment or birthday again </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.memjog.net/ </li></ul>
  11. 17. Wakerupper <ul><li>No account required </li></ul><ul><li>Just like a hotel wake up call </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate worry about missing flights, morning meetings, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule regular reminder phone calls with a free account </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wakerupper.com/ </li></ul>
  12. 19. Wakerupper <ul><li>Demo available at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://blog.wakerupper.com/index.php/2008/05/demogirl-profiles-wakerupper/ </li></ul>
  13. 20. MonkeySee <ul><li>Motto: See how the experts do it </li></ul><ul><li>“Experts” in a variety of areas post short how-to videos </li></ul><ul><li>Viewers can comment and rate </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to share and post videos </li></ul>
  14. 23. Zamzar <ul><li>Quickly converts files from one format to another </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates need for conversion software </li></ul><ul><li>Convert text, image, video, and sound files (large array of file extensions available) </li></ul><ul><li>Conversions emailed for downloading </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.zamzar.com </li></ul>
  15. 31. Picnik <ul><li>Online photo editing in your browser </li></ul><ul><li>No program installation required </li></ul><ul><li>Import pictures from your PC or online </li></ul><ul><li>Some features require premium subscription </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.picnik.com </li></ul>
  16. 32. Picnik
  17. 33. Picnik
  18. 34. Picnik
  19. 35. Doodle <ul><li>Polling and Scheduling made easy </li></ul><ul><li>No need to create an account </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule a meeting and be assured you have the best possible date </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to update </li></ul><ul><li>http://doodle.ch </li></ul>
  20. 43. Instructions on how to participate. Summary of results
  21. 45. Jott <ul><li>Consider this to be Voice Mail 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of texting, use Jott from your cell phone to call a toll-free number and have a spoken note transcribed then texted, or e-mailed to yourself – or to anyone else you choose. </li></ul><ul><li>Great for leaving email messages while on the go or sending posts to your blog while on the road. </li></ul><ul><li>http://jott.com </li></ul><ul><li>1-866-JOTT-123 </li></ul>
  22. 49. Tada List <ul><li>Create, Share, and Store &quot;to do&quot; lists for everything from your Christmas shopping to daily task list </li></ul><ul><li>Lists are stored online and accessible from any computer via your account </li></ul><ul><li>Share your lists with others via RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Save for future reference – great for packing lists </li></ul><ul><li>http://tadalist.com/ </li></ul>
  23. 53. Senduit/YouSendIt <ul><li>Both allow you to send and share very large files without freezing up email or taking down a network! </li></ul><ul><li>No registration required </li></ul><ul><li>YouSendIt will hold the file for 30 days and send an email to the recipient </li></ul><ul><li>Senduit lets you determine how long the file stays live (up to 30 days).  Provides you with a download link. </li></ul><ul><li>http://senduit.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://yousendit.com </li></ul>
  24. 55. Senduit
  25. 56. Senduit
  26. 57. Senduit
  27. 58. Senduit
  28. 59. Slideshare <ul><li>Think of it as YouTube for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>A great place to share your own PowerPoint presentations and slidecasts or to view what others have posted </li></ul><ul><li>Create a social network with others who share your interests </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net </li></ul>
  29. 66. How to locate “Freebies” <ul><li>PC Magazine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 101 Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best Free Software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SEOmoz’s Web 2.0 Awards </li></ul><ul><li>The Webware 100 Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Time Magazine’s 50 Coolest Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Filehippo (freeware with some shareware) </li></ul>Constantly Scan Tech Blogs,Tech News Sites and the Popular Media!
  30. 69. This is just the proverbial … Tip of the Iceberg
  31. 70. Discussion Time … and Questions and Comments and Feedback!
  32. 71. Contact me: Janie Hermann [email_address] Slides will be hosted at: http://www.slideshare.net/JanieH

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