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Web2.0 An Introduction


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A very basic introduction to Web2.0 presentation for a LibrariesWest training day October 07

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Web2.0 An Introduction

  1. 1. An introduction to Web2.0 Claire Back
  2. 2. What is Web2.0? A perceived second generation of web-based communities and hosted services – such as social-networking sites, wikis and folksonomies – which aim to facilitate collaboration and sharing between users. Although the term suggests a new version of the World Wide Web, it does not refer to an update to any technical specifications, but to changes in the ways software developers and end-users use the web.
  3. 4. <ul><li>Characteristics of Web2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Read/write web </li></ul><ul><li>Web as a platform </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent beta </li></ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul><ul><li>Radical trust </li></ul>
  4. 5. Terminology associated with Web2.0 RSS blogs wikis feeds mash-ups social networking tagging folksonomies API tag cloud social software podcasts
  5. 6. Blogging <ul><li>Online diary/journal </li></ul><ul><li>Brief entries arranged in reverse chronological order </li></ul><ul><li>Most recent entry at the top </li></ul><ul><li>Quick and easy way to publish content online </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to comment </li></ul>
  6. 7. Create your own
  7. 8. Library blogs
  8. 9. Finding Blogs
  9. 10. <ul><li>Really Simple Syndication/Rich Site Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Also known as news feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to be notified when new content appears without having to visit a site. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy way to receive updates from your favourite sites or blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Can save you a lot of time </li></ul>RSS
  10. 11. Web-based news readers
  11. 12. Wikis A collaborative website that can be edited by anyone with access to it
  12. 13. Library wikis
  13. 14. Create your own
  14. 15. <ul><li>Tagging and Folksonomies </li></ul><ul><li>Tag – keyword associated with or assigned to a piece of information </li></ul><ul><li>Informal, chosen by the author/creator or by consumers/viewers/community </li></ul><ul><li>Folksonomy – social/collaborative tagging </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Store your bookmarks/favourites online </li></ul><ul><li>Share with others </li></ul><ul><li>See what others have bookmarked </li></ul><ul><li>Usually organised by tags </li></ul>
  16. 21. Mashups A mashup is a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool….thereby creating a new and distinct web service that was not originally envisaged by either source.
  17. 23. Start pages
  18. 24. Social networking A social network service focuses on the building and verifying of online social networks for communities of people who share interests and activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others, and which necessitates the use of software. Most social network services are primarily web based and provide a collection of various ways for users to interact, such as chat, messaging, email, video, voice chat, file sharing, blogging, discussion groups, and so on.
  19. 26. The main types of social networking services are those which contain directories of some categories (such as former classmates), means to connect with friends (usually with self-description pages), and recommender systems linked to trust. Popular methods now combine many of these, with MySpace, Bebo and Facebook being the mostly widely used in 2007.
  20. 29. Some statistics Top Sites in the UK Oct 07 2. Facebook 7. YouTube 9. MySpace 11. Bebo 12. Wikipedia 14. Blogger 17. Flickr
  21. 30. Thank you for listening Any questions?