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  1. 1. An introduction to Web2.0
  2. 3. What is Web2.0? Also known as the social web "Web 2.0" refers to a perceived second generation of web development and design, that facilitates communication, secure information sharing, interoperability, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Web 2.0 concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities, hosted services, and applications such as social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies.”
  3. 4. Characteristics of Web2.0 Read/write web Web as a platform Permanent beta Open source Radical trust
  4. 5. Top sites in the UK May 2009 <ul><li>Google UK 11. Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook 12. Amazon UK </li></ul><ul><li>Google 13. Bebo </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube 14. Myspace </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! 15. Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Live 16. Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>BBC Newsline Ticker 17. Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>Ebay UK 18. Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Network 19. The Internet Movie Database </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia 20. AOL UK </li></ul><ul><li>Source: </li></ul>
  5. 6. Young people and Web2.0
  6. 7. Blogging Online diary/journal Brief entries arranged in reverse chronological order Most recent entry at the top Quick and easy way to publish content online Ability to comment
  7. 8. Edinburgh Libraries – Tales of One City
  8. 9. Manchester Libraries
  9. 10. Leicestershire Libraries
  10. 11. Teen Librarian
  11. 12. Chicklish – Teen fiction
  12. 13. About books
  13. 14. Neil Gaiman
  14. 15. Bookstart Bear’s Blog
  15. 16. Creating your own Blog
  16. 17. RSS Really Simple Syndication/Rich Site Summary Also known as news feeds Allows you to be notified when new content appears without having to visit a site. Easy way to receive updates from your favourite sites or blogs Can save you a lot of time
  17. 18. Web-based news readers
  18. 19. Wikis A collaborative website that can be edited by anyone with access to it Wikis are often used to create collaborative or community websites
  19. 20. Wikipedia
  20. 21. Portsmouth Libraries
  21. 22. Portsmouth’s Teen Reading Group Wiki
  22. 23. Lib Success Wiki
  23. 24. Wikireadia
  24. 25. St. Joseph County Public Library's Subject Guides
  25. 26. Create your own Wiki
  26. 27. Photo/video sharing Publishing or transferring digital photos or videos online, enabling the user to share them with others (whether publicly or privately)
  27. 28. Flickr Flickr is an image and video hosting website and online community.
  28. 29. Plymouth Libraries
  29. 31. Flickr sets
  30. 32. Groups on Flickr
  31. 34. Inspiration
  32. 35. YouTube YouTube is a video sharing website. Users can upload, share and view videos.
  33. 36. Westminster Libraries
  34. 37. Mindspot - Aarhus Public Libraries, Denmark
  35. 38. Efford HeadSpace
  36. 39. Social networking A social network service focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. Most social network services are web based and provide a variety of ways for users to interact including chat, messaging, email, video, blogging etc.
  37. 40. Bebo, MySpace, Facebook Bebo – 13 th most popular MySpace – 14 th most popular Facebook – 2 nd most popular
  38. 41. Bebo – Renfrewshire Libraries
  39. 42. Bebo - Rotorua Public Library – New Zealand
  40. 43. MySpace – Sighthill Library, Edinburgh
  41. 44. MySpace – Get it loud in Libraries, Lancaster
  42. 45. Facebook – Manchester Libraries
  43. 46. Facebook – East Renfrewshire
  44. 47. Facebook - CILIP
  45. 48. Twitter
  46. 49. What is Twitter? Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users' updates known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters, displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have subscribed to them (known as followers). Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow anybody to access them.