Web 2.0 The Art of the Internet Possible


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Part one of a two part presentation. Part one covers wiki, blog, and podcast technologies with examples and some how to. Lots of hyperlinks.

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Web 2.0 The Art of the Internet Possible

  1. 1. Web 2.0 “ The Art of the Internet Possible” A link to and discussion of this presentation on the web can be found on my blog. Go to http:WhiteHouseComputing.Blogspot.Com and scroll down if necessary to “Web 2.0 Class” Wiki Blog Social Networking Mashups Podcasting Folksonomies
  2. 2. Web 2.0 “ The Art of the Internet Possible” Wiki Blog Social Networking Mashups Podcasting Folksonomies Part One
  3. 3. Web 2.0 What Is It? <ul><li>“ &quot;Web 2.0&quot; refers to the second generation of web development and web design. It is characterized as facilitating communication, information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design[1] and collaboration on the World Wide Web.” Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul>Wiki Blog Social Networking Mashups Podcasting Folksonomies
  4. 4. <ul><li>Wiki : “A collaborative website which can be directly edited by anyone with access to it.” </li></ul>Web 2.0 The Wiki Wikipedia - an encyclopedia How a Wiki Works Wikitionary
  5. 5. Web 2.0 The Wiki <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia – “the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikihow – a collaborative writing project to build the world's largest, highest quality how-to manual. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LyricWiki – lyrics for thousands of songs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WikiLeaks – “we help to safely get the truth out ” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wiki lists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See Wikipedia , search for “list of wikis ” or click this line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Http://webtrends.about.com/od/wikilists/tp/list_of_wiki_sites.htm </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Web 2.0 Can I create a Wiki? The Wiki <ul><li>Why might I want to create my own Wiki? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To obtain collaborative help from all over the world to solve a problem. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assumes you are not the only human with the same problem </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ all over the world” could mean scattered friends and/or family members, coworkers, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To share your interests in your hobby or other obsesion. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Web 2.0 What Is It? The Wiki <ul><li>How Can I Create My Own Wiki? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki Farms – “Allows users to create individual Wikis” Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The farm can also “host” the wiki you create </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some are free but charge for optional services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some charge for all hosting services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find a list of Wiki Farms here </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What do I use:: WWW.WetPaint.Com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>White family planning for European trip </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Web 2.0 What Is It? The Blog <ul><li>Definition : A blog (a contraction of the term &quot; weblog &quot;)[1] is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Why blog ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As many reasons as there are blogs. For example: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check out this April 2007 link to a discussion on the subject </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Web 2.0 What Is It? The Blog <ul><li>How do I find a blog on a given subject? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technorati is a blog and is also </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>an Internet search engine for searching blogs and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a cataloger of popular blogs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs affect other news & opinion media: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many newspapers dying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Competition from blogs and Craigslist </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>However, traditional news sources quote and use blogs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What will the future bring? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Web 2.0 What Is It? The Blog <ul><li>Who can create a blog? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone. For example here is my blog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What does it cost? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Here is an article listing ten FREE sites on which your blog can be “hosted” (stored and presented) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What software tools do I need? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some free sites like WWW.Blogger.Com offer templates and free use of their software online </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some offer opportunity to “monetize” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Web 2.0 What Is It? The Podcast <ul><li>“ A podcast is a programme (usually audio, sometimes video) which is made available as a downloadable digital file. It is usually spoken word (e.g. a rebroadcast of a radio programme), usually released periodically as part of a series, and usually offered via web syndication . The podcast is the collection of all shows or episodes of a particular program series delivered in this manner” </li></ul>Wikipedia Examples: http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/ an information technology blog
  12. 12. Web 2.0 What Is It? The Podcast <ul><li>Types: Both audio and video Podcasts exist </li></ul><ul><li>Watching or listening </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In real time: find a website (using Google for example) that offers a podcast you are interested in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the “listen” or “watch” button </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: (next slide) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Web 2.0 What Is It? The Podcast My favorite Podcast site, WWW.ITConversations.Org
  14. 14. Web 2.0 What Is It? The Podcast Or click download to download the audio or video file to your hard drive where you can play it with your local multimedia player (like Windows Media Player) OR NEXT SLIDE
  15. 15. Web 2.0 What Is It? The Podcast <ul><li>Instead of downloading, saving and playing the podcast multimedia file with your local multimedia player, use a “ Podcatcher ” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcatcher is a type of client software used to manage podcasts and your subscription to them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: see </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.buzzmaven.com/podcast-software-list.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best Known Podcatcher: ITunes from Apple </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Available free from here for both Windows and Mac OS </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Web 2.0 What Is It? The Podcast <ul><li>Apple’s ITunes Provides a Podcast Index by categories : </li></ul>
  17. 17. Web 2.0 What Is It? The Podcast
  18. 18. Web 2.0 What Is It? The Podcast <ul><li>ITunes assists you in subscribing to podcasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other “Podcatchers” will do the same </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcatchers take advantage of a technology called “Really Simple Syndication” ( RSS ) to sign up for and receive podcast downloads. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ITunes (and some other Podcatchers) provides: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic download via RSS of new podcasts for which you are subscribed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast file management like “delete when played” or “save for X days” etc </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic migration to MP3 players like the IPod </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Playing of podcasts on your computer </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Web 2.0 What Is It? <ul><li>End Part One </li></ul>