Tools for Collaborative Working


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Resources and utilities for collaborative working - a quick Web 2.0 overview

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Tools for Collaborative Working

  1. 1. Tools for Collaborative working Phil Bradley
  2. 2. Start pages <ul><li>Create start/home/shared pages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No technical knowledge required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No hosting on your own system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited or public access – your choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Module approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change the content in seconds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide variety of types of data </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Top Links </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Handy links all in one place </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search boxes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For all major search engines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Market watch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to date on stock quotes etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Specific searches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From anywhere that carries RSS feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>Message boards </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Rollyo searches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject customised webpages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google search builder options </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>To Do lists </li></ul><ul><li>World Time Zones </li></ul><ul><li>Examples at </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 6. Doing more with weblogs <ul><li>Weblogs are no longer just collections of postings – they can be proper information repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Google gadgets </li></ul><ul><li>Widgetbox </li></ul>
  6. 9. Zimbio <ul><li>Create your own portals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No technical knowledge required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nothing resides on your own servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public or private – your choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single author or collaborative approach </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>Functionality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add description </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add RSS feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a group weblog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News search trackers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Top links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forum/bulletin board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Image trackers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog search trackers </li></ul></ul>
  8. 11. Wikis <ul><li>Comparisons at </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jotspot at </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchased by Google Oct 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will be made free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently closed for migration </li></ul></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>Corporate/intranet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Central Desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EditMe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JSPWiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MediaWiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TWiki </li></ul></ul>
  10. 13. Office type collaboration <ul><li>Slideshows </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SlideShare at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mine at </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comment, tag slideshow presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Available on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to upload and store </li></ul><ul><li>Remember… they are public! </li></ul>
  11. 14. Google <ul><li>Documents and Spreadsheets at </li></ul><ul><li>Use the online editor to format documents, spell-check and more. </li></ul><ul><li>Upload Word documents, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML or text. </li></ul><ul><li>Download documents to your desktop as Word, PDF and more. </li></ul><ul><li>View your documents' revision history and roll back to any version. </li></ul>
  12. 15. <ul><li>Invite others to share your documents by e-mail address. </li></ul><ul><li>Edit documents online with whomever you choose. </li></ul><ul><li>Publish documents online to the world, or to just who you choose. </li></ul><ul><li>Post your documents to your blog. </li></ul>
  13. 17. Bookmark collaboration <ul><li>Furl at </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create folders, tag pages, add descriptions, create RSS feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can share the link, not the original document </li></ul></ul><ul><li> at </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add direct from the browser bar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create network of friends and colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tag as appropriate for easy location </li></ul></ul>
  14. 18. <ul><li>Squidoo at </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmarks on speed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to create </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Module approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficult to allow collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chipmark </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diigo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversate </li></ul></ul>
  15. 19. Collaborative search engines <ul><li>Rollyo at </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo search builder at </li></ul><ul><li>PSS! at </li></ul><ul><li>Swicki at </li></ul><ul><li>Google custom search at </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  16. 20. Miscellaneous <ul><li>Cl!p at </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cut and paste to the site, share the data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create/share maps </li></ul><ul><li>Plum at </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collect, share as a blog, feed, album </li></ul></ul><ul><li> at </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specifically for sharing within specific groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CiteULike at </li></ul>
  17. 21. <ul><li>To do list </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Foldera </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Calendars </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  18. 22. Thank you! <ul><li>My website: </li></ul><ul><li>My weblog: </li></ul><ul><li>My ‘I want to’ weblog: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>My email: </li></ul>