Practical uses for Web 2.0 – an overview<br />Phil Bradley<br />http://www.philb.com<br />
What is Web 2.0?<br />Let’s just not go there shall we?<br />Definitions are less important than what you can do with it<b...
What is Web 2.0?<br />Web 2.0 is a term often applied to a perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a colle...
Web 1.0 was computer based<br />Web 2.0 uses the web as a platform<br />
Web 1.0 relied on installed software<br />Web 2.0 uses the browser <br />
Web 1.0 was solitary<br />Web 2.0 encourages sharing<br />
Web 1.0 was individuals working alone<br />Web 2.0 is community, sharing wisdom<br />
Web 1.0 was data in one place<br />Web 2.0 is the portability of data<br />
Web 1.0 was about consuming (data)<br />Web 2.0 is about creating data<br />Weblogs<br />Photograph sharing<br />Wikis<br ...
Web 1.0 was home pages<br />Web 2.0 is weblogs<br />
Web 1.0 was tracking information down<br />Web 2.0 is having information come to you<br />
Web 1.0 was badging your content<br />Web 2.0 is getting the answer out there quickly<br />
Web 1.0 was slow transfer rates<br />Web 2.0 is about broadband<br />
Web 1.0 was hardware £s<br />Web 2.0 is broadband £s<br />
Web 1.0 was getting it perfect<br />Web 2.0 is doing it and moving on<br />
Web 1.0 was stationary<br />Web 2.0 is mobile<br />
Web 1.0 was about limitations<br />Web 2.0 is about a state of mind<br />
Yes… but?<br />“It’s vacuous marketing hype”<br />“Web 2.0 is totally silly”<br />“Meaningless”<br />“is made entirely of ...
So…<br />Is it a question of degrees of difference?<br />
Or…<br />A difference of kind? (Is it or isn’t it a fad?)<br />
So…<br />How can I use it?<br />
Communication & news gathering<br />Weblogs<br />Create a library weblog<br />Additional or new library resources<br />Int...
Weblogs continued…<br />Use the weblog RSS feed on the site home page as a news feed<br />Encourage people to add the feed...
So what exactly is RSS again?<br />Really Simple Search<br />Rich Site Summary<br />‘Read some stories’<br />Newsfeeds<br ...
The version a human being sees:<br />
The RSS version:<br />Phil Bradley&apos;s weblog<br />http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/<br />Internet s...
Each RSS resource has its own URL and other applications can point to that URL, gather the data and display it in a differ...
RSS and search<br />
So, what else can I do with RSS?<br />Add to content to webpages<br />
Add content to a news aggregator<br />
Add content to a start page<br />
Keep current with comments and updates<br />
If you are a consumer, RSS brings content directly to you to read when you wish<br />If you are a producer, it allows you ...
Using news aggregators<br />Such as Bloglines or the Google Reader<br />Keep up to date<br />Up to the minute<br />Create ...
Communication - Podcasts<br />Provide access to audio content<br />Guides/tours around a library<br />Content that can’t e...
Instant messaging<br />“Email is for old people”<br />Talk instantly back and forth<br />Share files (or not!)<br />Share ...
Instant Messenger Services<br />
Using…<br />Plugoo<br />Gabbly Chat<br />Meebo rooms<br />
Or even....<br />Facebook!<br />
Or a video chat experience<br />With Tinychat.com<br />
Ask a librarian!<br />
Communication - microblogging<br />Twitter<br />“What are you doing?”<br />140 character messages<br />News, information a...
Twitter<br />
Add a Twitter feed to your blog<br />
Yammer or Shoutem<br />
Collating and sharing data<br />Providing answers to enquirers in a dynamic format<br />Setting up a mechanism to self upd...
Collating data - Start Pages<br />Pageflakes or Netvibes<br />Collate data into one place<br />Not machine dependent<br />...
Using start pages<br />Individually<br />As a group<br />Share tabbed pages<br />Alternative to email contact<br />To Do l...
Netvibes<br />
Collating content - Wikis<br />Create your own websites<br />Allow multiple authors<br />Instant updating, editing<br />Em...
Example Wikis<br />LIS wiki<br />Library success wiki<br />Wikipedia<br />PB Works<br />Library Instruction wiki<br />
Collating data – other resources<br />Flickr<br />Zimbio<br />Squidoo<br />Facebook<br />Slideshare<br />Wallwisher or Sti...
But expand the use!<br />
Embed presentations<br />
Glogster<br />
Facebook<br />
Ning<br />
Google groups<br />
WizIQ<br />
Survey monkey http://tinyurl.com/ko4t6f<br />
Sharing resources<br />Content in a wiki<br />On a start page<br />In a community<br />Bookmarking services<br />
Bookmarking<br />Limited to a specific machine<br />Not informative<br />Difficult to find what you want<br />Inflexible<b...
What are the alternatives?<br />Del.icio.us<br />Diigo<br />Simpy<br />SPURL<br />
You can:<br />Share your bookmarks<br />Between computers<br />Between colleagues<br />Between users<br />Create bookmark ...
Great for searching!<br />http://del.icio.us/tag/&lt;search_term&gt;<br />
Get an RSS feed automatically<br />http://del.icio.us/rss/tag/[insert your tag here] <br />
Web 2.0 for searching - Search builders<br />Create your own search engines<br />Limit to trusted sites<br />As small as y...
That would be:<br />Rollyo<br />Google Custom Search Builder<br />Eurekster swicki<br />
And…<br />Topicle<br />Quintura<br />
Google Custom Search<br />
Search with RSS<br />
Collaborate on knowledge<br />Provide content onto a webpage<br />Items, notes, articles<br />Links to news or blogs<br />...
Collaborate<br />On documents – Google docs<br />On spreadsheets - NumSum<br />With calendars – 30 Boxes<br />With trainin...
Wordle.net<br />
Multimedia <br />
‘One trick ponies’<br />They do one thing, very well.<br />
LibraryThing <br />
Bookseer<br />
Drop.io<br />
Combine everything!<br />With RSS and other Web 2.0 resources anything can work with anything else<br />Content can be cha...
Make Web 2.0 work for you<br />Choose a newsreader like Google RSS reader or Bloglines<br />Identify weblogs to read and f...
Create search engines for often searched subject areas <br />Copy these into your home page app<br />Create RSS feeds for ...
Share content<br />Allow access to start page tabs<br />Put your content onto a wiki<br />Place material onto content shar...
Involve others<br />Communicate more widely with Instant Messaging or your own weblog or microblog<br />Let them update an...
And then…<br />Start a library weblog?<br />Create a flickr group <br />Podcast information<br />
And then…<br />Create del.icio.us or FURL accounts and share them<br />Create a book reading club using LibraryThing, Amaz...
Or even<br />Create trading cards from Flickr photographs<br />Create fun/interesting new posters<br />Set up a Facebook, ...
BUT…<br />
Expect…<br />“It can’t be done”<br />“We don’t have the resources”<br />“Bandwidth problems”<br />“Security issues”<br />“...
AND…<br />
Ignore it! Because Web 2 is changing:<br />The way we use the web<br />The way we use information<br />The way we find inf...
FOREVER<br />
Final thoughts:<br />“Librarians must be like Krishna! And descend into the world to combat ignorance!” S.R. Ranganathan<b...
Want more?<br />
Acknowledgements<br />Slide 4   http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrizinhansm/4271821725/sizes/o/<br />Slide 4   http://www.fl...
Thank you!<br />Website: http://www.philb.com<br />“I want to”: http://www.philb.com/iwantto.htm<br />Weblog: http://philb...
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  1. 1. Practical uses for Web 2.0 – an overview<br />Phil Bradley<br />http://www.philb.com<br />
  2. 2. What is Web 2.0?<br />Let’s just not go there shall we?<br />Definitions are less important than what you can do with it<br />Oh, if you really insist…<br />
  3. 3. What is Web 2.0?<br />Web 2.0 is a term often applied to a perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of websites to a full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users. Ultimately Web 2.0 services are expected to replace desktop computing applications for many purposes.<br />Wikipedia entry<br />
  4. 4. Web 1.0 was computer based<br />Web 2.0 uses the web as a platform<br />
  5. 5. Web 1.0 relied on installed software<br />Web 2.0 uses the browser <br />
  6. 6. Web 1.0 was solitary<br />Web 2.0 encourages sharing<br />
  7. 7. Web 1.0 was individuals working alone<br />Web 2.0 is community, sharing wisdom<br />
  8. 8. Web 1.0 was data in one place<br />Web 2.0 is the portability of data<br />
  9. 9. Web 1.0 was about consuming (data)<br />Web 2.0 is about creating data<br />Weblogs<br />Photograph sharing<br />Wikis<br />Collaborative resources<br />Social networking<br />Bookmarking<br />
  10. 10. Web 1.0 was home pages<br />Web 2.0 is weblogs<br />
  11. 11. Web 1.0 was tracking information down<br />Web 2.0 is having information come to you<br />
  12. 12. Web 1.0 was badging your content<br />Web 2.0 is getting the answer out there quickly<br />
  13. 13. Web 1.0 was slow transfer rates<br />Web 2.0 is about broadband<br />
  14. 14. Web 1.0 was hardware £s<br />Web 2.0 is broadband £s<br />
  15. 15. Web 1.0 was getting it perfect<br />Web 2.0 is doing it and moving on<br />
  16. 16. Web 1.0 was stationary<br />Web 2.0 is mobile<br />
  17. 17. Web 1.0 was about limitations<br />Web 2.0 is about a state of mind<br />
  18. 18. Yes… but?<br />“It’s vacuous marketing hype”<br />“Web 2.0 is totally silly”<br />“Meaningless”<br />“is made entirely of pretentious self serving morons.”<br />“a lot of thin but very hot air blown at you by those who are convinced that having nothing to say is by no means a good reason to shut up.”<br />
  19. 19. So…<br />Is it a question of degrees of difference?<br />
  20. 20. Or…<br />A difference of kind? (Is it or isn’t it a fad?)<br />
  21. 21.
  22. 22. So…<br />How can I use it?<br />
  23. 23. Communication & news gathering<br />Weblogs<br />Create a library weblog<br />Additional or new library resources<br />Introduce members of staff<br />Use it as a repository of data and information by using categories and tags<br />Don’t regard a weblog as a diary – it’s an important website in its own right…<br />
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  26. 26. Weblogs continued…<br />Use the weblog RSS feed on the site home page as a news feed<br />Encourage people to add the feed to their start page or RSS reader<br />Create a different weblog for a different subject area – invite other authors<br />Use it in a different way, on a different page<br />
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  28. 28. So what exactly is RSS again?<br />Really Simple Search<br />Rich Site Summary<br />‘Read some stories’<br />Newsfeeds<br />It’s a common way of transferring data from one resource to another one<br />
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  31. 31. The version a human being sees:<br />
  32. 32. The RSS version:<br />Phil Bradley&apos;s weblog<br />http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/<br />Internet searching, web design, search engine developments and anything that will interest librarians!<br />en-GB <br />2007-02-23T10:57:53+00:00 Egypt blogger jailed for &apos;insult&apos;<br />http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2007/02/egypt_blogger_j.html<br />Egyptian blogger jailed for &apos;insult&apos;. Abdel Kareem Soliman has been jailed for four years for criticising and insulting Islam and the president. He&apos;d used his weblog to take a swipe at the country&apos;s top Islamic institution. The link goes to...<br />&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6385849.stm&quot; title=&quot;BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Egypt blogger jailed for &apos;insult&apos;&quot;&gt;Egyptian blogger jailed for &apos;insult&apos;&lt;/a&gt;. Abdel Kareem Soliman has been jailed for four years for criticising and insulting Islam and the president. He&apos;d used his weblog to take a swipe at the country&apos;s top Islamic institution. The link goes to the BBC story.&lt;/p&gt;<br />Current Affairs<br />philipbradley<br />2007-02-23T10:57:53+00:00<br />Google charges for web programs<br />http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2007/02/google_charges_.html<br />Google charges for web programs. Well, this is all over the blogs and news at the moment - my link goes to the BBC version of the story. No great surprise here really; Google is going to start selling a...<br />&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6385487.stm&quot; title=&quot;BBC NEWS | Technology | Google charges for web programs&quot;&gt;Google charges for web programs&lt;/a&gt;. Well, this is all over the blogs and news at the moment - my link goes to the BBC version of the story. No great surprise here really; Google is going to start selling a premium version of their email, calendar, word processing and messaging package. It&apos;ll cost £27 or 40€ or $50 which includes more storage, phone help and 99.9% uptime (which is actually downtime of about 9 hours per year if you don&apos;t want to work it out yourself) and it&apos;ll be advertisement free.&lt;/p&gt;<br />&lt;p&gt;Google is of course saying that it&apos;s not an attack on Microsoft.&lt;/p&gt;<br />Google specific<br />philipbradley<br />
  33. 33. Each RSS resource has its own URL and other applications can point to that URL, gather the data and display it in a different format.<br />
  34. 34. RSS and search<br />
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  36. 36. So, what else can I do with RSS?<br />Add to content to webpages<br />
  37. 37. Add content to a news aggregator<br />
  38. 38. Add content to a start page<br />
  39. 39. Keep current with comments and updates<br />
  40. 40. If you are a consumer, RSS brings content directly to you to read when you wish<br />If you are a producer, it allows you to put your material in different places quickly and easily<br />If you’re an aggregator you can pull content from various places to produce new information resources<br />
  41. 41. Using news aggregators<br />Such as Bloglines or the Google Reader<br />Keep up to date<br />Up to the minute<br />Create your own searches<br />Use these to create your own news feeds<br />Combine these and publish them for users<br />
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  46. 46. Communication - Podcasts<br />Provide access to audio content<br />Guides/tours around a library<br />Content that can’t easily be made available in other formats<br />Content that is accessible on the move<br />Not time or place dependent. <br />
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  48. 48. Instant messaging<br />“Email is for old people”<br />Talk instantly back and forth<br />Share files (or not!)<br />Share webcam discussions<br />Group chat<br />IM from webpages<br />Create chatrooms<br />
  49. 49. Instant Messenger Services<br />
  50. 50. Using…<br />Plugoo<br />Gabbly Chat<br />Meebo rooms<br />
  51. 51. Or even....<br />Facebook!<br />
  52. 52. Or a video chat experience<br />With Tinychat.com<br />
  53. 53. Ask a librarian!<br />
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  56. 56. Communication - microblogging<br />Twitter<br />“What are you doing?”<br />140 character messages<br />News, information about you, your organisation<br />Alerting service<br />Port weblog entries across<br />Use with a mobile phone<br />
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  58. 58. Twitter<br />
  59. 59. Add a Twitter feed to your blog<br />
  60. 60. Yammer or Shoutem<br />
  61. 61. Collating and sharing data<br />Providing answers to enquirers in a dynamic format<br />Setting up a mechanism to self update<br />Getting assistance from other people<br />Sharing data easily and quickly<br />
  62. 62. Collating data - Start Pages<br />Pageflakes or Netvibes<br />Collate data into one place<br />Not machine dependent<br />Good for:<br />Links<br />Email <br />Search engines<br />RSS feeds<br />Weather <br />Etc…<br />
  63. 63. Using start pages<br />Individually<br />As a group<br />Share tabbed pages<br />Alternative to email contact<br />To Do lists<br />Note pads<br />Always immediately available<br />
  64. 64. Netvibes<br />
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  69. 69. Collating content - Wikis<br />Create your own websites<br />Allow multiple authors<br />Instant updating, editing<br />Embed content from various sources<br />
  70. 70. Example Wikis<br />LIS wiki<br />Library success wiki<br />Wikipedia<br />PB Works<br />Library Instruction wiki<br />
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  72. 72. Collating data – other resources<br />Flickr<br />Zimbio<br />Squidoo<br />Facebook<br />Slideshare<br />Wallwisher or Stixy<br />SurveyMonkey<br />
  73. 73.
  74. 74. But expand the use!<br />
  75. 75.
  76. 76. Embed presentations<br />
  77. 77.
  78. 78. Glogster<br />
  79. 79. Facebook<br />
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  82. 82. Ning<br />
  83. 83. Google groups<br />
  84. 84. WizIQ<br />
  85. 85. Survey monkey http://tinyurl.com/ko4t6f<br />
  86. 86. Sharing resources<br />Content in a wiki<br />On a start page<br />In a community<br />Bookmarking services<br />
  87. 87. Bookmarking<br />Limited to a specific machine<br />Not informative<br />Difficult to find what you want<br />Inflexible<br />Cannot easily share bookmarks<br />
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  89. 89. What are the alternatives?<br />Del.icio.us<br />Diigo<br />Simpy<br />SPURL<br />
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  91. 91. You can:<br />Share your bookmarks<br />Between computers<br />Between colleagues<br />Between users<br />Create bookmark sets<br />To supplement projects<br />To assist users<br />Annotate (or tag) bookmarks<br />
  92. 92. Great for searching!<br />http://del.icio.us/tag/&lt;search_term&gt;<br />
  93. 93. Get an RSS feed automatically<br />http://del.icio.us/rss/tag/[insert your tag here] <br />
  94. 94. Web 2.0 for searching - Search builders<br />Create your own search engines<br />Limit to trusted sites<br />As small as you want, as large as you need<br />Use the given URL or<br />Cut and paste onto your own site<br />Use them and then throw them<br />
  95. 95. That would be:<br />Rollyo<br />Google Custom Search Builder<br />Eurekster swicki<br />
  96. 96. And…<br />Topicle<br />Quintura<br />
  97. 97. Google Custom Search<br />
  98. 98. Search with RSS<br />
  99. 99. Collaborate on knowledge<br />Provide content onto a webpage<br />Items, notes, articles<br />Links to news or blogs<br />Search functions<br />Video options<br />Let others collaborate<br />
  100. 100. Collaborate<br />On documents – Google docs<br />On spreadsheets - NumSum<br />With calendars – 30 Boxes<br />With training - WizIQ<br />With projects – MyWebDesktop<br />With To Do lists – TaDaList<br />
  101. 101. Wordle.net<br />
  102. 102. Multimedia <br />
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  104. 104. ‘One trick ponies’<br />They do one thing, very well.<br />
  105. 105. LibraryThing <br />
  106. 106. Bookseer<br />
  107. 107. Drop.io<br />
  108. 108. Combine everything!<br />With RSS and other Web 2.0 resources anything can work with anything else<br />Content can be changed and manipulated into different formats that you control<br />Users can get involved<br />Geography doesn’t matter<br />Speed is easy<br />It’s not technical!<br />
  109. 109. Make Web 2.0 work for you<br />Choose a newsreader like Google RSS reader or Bloglines<br />Identify weblogs to read and follow using blog search engines like Technorati<br />Create your own home or start page using Pageflakes, Netvibes or iGoogle<br />
  110. 110. Create search engines for often searched subject areas <br />Copy these into your home page app<br />Create RSS feeds for your main areas of interest<br />Share these resources with colleagues<br />
  111. 111. Share content<br />Allow access to start page tabs<br />Put your content onto a wiki<br />Place material onto content sharing sites such as Slideshare and Google docs<br />
  112. 112. Involve others<br />Communicate more widely with Instant Messaging or your own weblog or microblog<br />Let them update and contribute to your content<br />Let go of ownership and emphasis facilitation<br />
  113. 113. And then…<br />Start a library weblog?<br />Create a flickr group <br />Podcast information<br />
  114. 114. And then…<br />Create del.icio.us or FURL accounts and share them<br />Create a book reading club using LibraryThing, Amazon and a weblog<br />Have a library tour on YouTube<br />
  115. 115. Or even<br />Create trading cards from Flickr photographs<br />Create fun/interesting new posters<br />Set up a Facebook, Bebo, MySpace account for the library<br />
  116. 116. BUT…<br />
  117. 117. Expect…<br />“It can’t be done”<br />“We don’t have the resources”<br />“Bandwidth problems”<br />“Security issues”<br />“Write a proposal”<br />“Not your job”<br />“Not enough time”<br />
  118. 118. AND…<br />
  119. 119. Ignore it! Because Web 2 is changing:<br />The way we use the web<br />The way we use information<br />The way we find information<br />The way we do our jobs<br />The way we interact with people<br />The way that we look at everything<br />
  120. 120. FOREVER<br />
  121. 121. Final thoughts:<br />“Librarians must be like Krishna! And descend into the world to combat ignorance!” S.R. Ranganathan<br />“The librarian must be the librarian militant before he can be the librarian triumphant.”Melvil Dewey<br />
  122. 122. Want more?<br />
  123. 123. Acknowledgements<br />Slide 4 http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrizinhansm/4271821725/sizes/o/<br />Slide 4 http://www.flickr.com/photos/tripu/267155109/sizes/l/<br />Slide 5 http://www.nasa.gov<br />Slide 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk<br />Slide 9 http://thederringdos.com/<br />Slide 9 http://www.problogger.net/wp-content/spiders-web.jpg<br />Slide 10 http://www.vorkt.com/<br />Slide 10 http://www.nps.gov/<br />Slide 11 http://www.tailoredtime.com/<br />Slide 11 http://www.letsgomobile.org/<br />Slide 13 http://www.ctp.co.uk/<br />Slide 13 http://www.hereticpress.com/<br />Slide 14 http://www.stdmfg.com/<br />Slide 14 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/<br />Slide 15 http://www.stainedglassoriginals.com<br />Slide 15 http://img.thesun.co.uk/<br />
  124. 124. Thank you!<br />Website: http://www.philb.com<br />“I want to”: http://www.philb.com/iwantto.htm<br />Weblog: http://philbradley.typepad.com/i_want_to/<br />Presentations: http://www.slideshare.net/Philbradley/<br />

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