Something Wiki This Way Comes

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A very simple introduction to Web 2.0 taught at Cranberry Public Library. 11/21/2009

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Something Wiki This Way Comes

  1. 1. Something Wiki This Way Comes:<br />The <br />WHAT, <br />WHY, <br />& HOW <br />Introduction to Web 2.0<br />Cranberry Public Library 2009<br />
  2. 2. 15 YEARS AGO …<br />Very few people knew what the Internet, websites or email were<br />Cell phones were not common and were expensive<br />Sony Walkmen were state of the art<br />CDs were pretty cool technology<br />WiFi was unknown<br />MySpace was your house or apartment<br />Cranberry Public Library 2009<br />
  3. 3. Cranberry Public Library 2009<br />
  4. 4. WHAT is Web 2.0?<br />LET’S FIND OUT!<br />The internet has become a 2-WAY medium where people (YOU!!) are both the READER & WRITER of content<br />Cranberry Public Library 2009<br />
  5. 5. Web 2.0<br />WHAT?<br />Includes, but is NOT limited to:<br />Blogs<br />Wikis<br />RSS/Newsreaders (Aggregators)<br />Social Bookmarking & Tags<br />Podcasts<br />Video Blogs / Video Sharing (YouTube)<br />Photo Sharing (Flicker)<br />IM (Twitter)<br />Social Networking Sites (Facebook / MySpace)<br />??? Who know what else is coming ???<br />Cranberry Public Library 2009<br />
  6. 6. WHY should I bother?<br />Its NOT the technology that is important, its what technology allows us to do:<br />Communicate<br />Collaborate<br />Create<br />Cranberry Public Library 2009<br />
  7. 7. BLOGShort for WEBLOG<br />Cranberry Public Library 2009<br />Provides opinions or updates on a subject<br />Allows readers to respond<br />Sample BLOG sites:<br /><ul><li> Blogger
  8. 8. http://www.blogger.com
  9. 9. WordPress
  10. 10. http://www.wordpress.com</li></li></ul><li>WiKiHawaiian word for FAST<br />Cranberry Public Library 2009<br /><ul><li> A collection of Web pages that anyone can edit
  11. 11. World’s biggest Wiki = Wikipedia</li></ul>Play in the library’s “sandbox” Wiki. You can’t hurt it!<br />Where to Wiki:<br /><ul><li>www.wikispaces.com
  12. 12. www.wetpaint.com</li></ul>http://cranberry-library-sandbox.wikispaces.com/<br />
  13. 13. RSS FeedsReally Simple SyndicationSometimes called “readers” or “aggregators”<br />Cranberry Public Library 2009<br />Allows for timely updates from favorite websites to be delivered to 1 place<br />
  14. 14. Social Bookmarking & Tags<br />Same concept as “bookmarking” your favoritewebsites, but now…<br />You can ACCESS them from any computer that has internet access<br />You can SHARE them with the world (or just your friends)!<br />Cranberry Public Library 2009<br />Deilicous<br />http://delicious.com/<br />Diigo<br />http://www.diigo.com/<br />
  15. 15. Podcast<br />Cranberry Public Library 2009<br />Audio or video files that are released episodically and downloaded through web syndication <br /> -- Files download automatically <br /> -- Stored on user’s computer for easy access<br />WHERE TO FIND PODCASTS:<br /><ul><li>iTunes
  16. 16. Zune
  17. 17. Miro</li></li></ul><li>Video Sharing / Video Hosting<br />Websites that allow users to upload videos so that others can view them<br />Usually have the option of making the video private or public<br />Most popular =<br />Cranberry Public Library 2009<br />Viral Videos are clips that gain widespread popularity through the process of internet sharing, usually done through email, instant messaging, or blogging.<br />
  18. 18. Photo Sharing<br />Allows users to upload, organize, and share photographs<br />Some sites allow for photo editing<br />Cranberry Public Library 2009<br />Photobucket<br />Google’s Picasa<br />
  19. 19. Social Networking Sites<br />My Space, and Twitter, and Facebook … OH MY!<br />Cranberry Public Library 2009<br />An online community of people who share interests/activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. <br /><ul><li> Most provide for a variety of interactions including email and instant messaging (IM)
  20. 20. People post “updates” about themselves, their families, their work, etc.</li></ul> ”We have come to the conclusion that the best analogy for FB is a cocktail party full of shallow people.” – Paul Antoline, Librarian<br />
  21. 21. In a NutshellWeb 2.0 Tools That Were Talked about<br />Cranberry Public Library 2009<br />Blogs<br /><ul><li>Blogger
  22. 22. Wordpress</li></ul>RSS Feeds<br />Podcast Sites<br /><ul><li>iTune
  23. 23. Zune
  24. 24. Miro</li></ul>Wikis<br /><ul><li>Wikipedia
  25. 25. Wikispaces
  26. 26. Wetpaint</li></ul>Social Bookmark & Tagging Sites<br /><ul><li>Diigo
  27. 27. Delicious</li></ul>Video Sharing<br /><ul><li>YouTube</li></ul>Photo Sharing & Editing<br /><ul><li>Flicker
  28. 28. Photobucket
  29. 29. Picasa
  30. 30. Picnik</li></ul>Social Networking<br /><ul><li>MySpace
  31. 31. Twitter
  32. 32. Facebook</li></li></ul><li>How do you keep up?<br />Cranberry Public Library 2009<br />Or, don’t be afraid to try new things!<br /><ul><li>Most sites will have a HELP feature, or offer a TOUR, or both!
  33. 33. Explore, explore, explore!
  34. 34. Ask someone – maybe your librarian?
  35. 35. Visit these websites:
  36. 36. TechCrunch
  37. 37. MoMB (Museum of Modern Betas)
  38. 38. KillerStartups</li>

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