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Web 2.0


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Web 2.0

  1. 1. WEB 2.0 New Tools of the Information World Kiev, May 19, 2010 By World Bank Group and IMF Librarians
  2. 2. Social Web <ul><li>Web 2.0 – Next Generation of the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Static Information vs. Dynamic Information </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback Loop </li></ul><ul><li>Instant and Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Community-Driven Information Adds Value </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Sharing </li></ul>
  3. 3. Tools
  4. 4. World Will Change… With or Without You
  5. 5. Feeds and RSS <ul><li>What is a feed? What does it mean to subscribe? Many websites publish lists of updates—called &quot;feeds&quot;—that indicate when they've posted new content. When you subscribe to a feed, a Reader monitors that feed and keeps track of all updates. You don't have to give any personal information, it doesn't cost a dime, and it's easy to unsubscribe. </li></ul><ul><li>What are RSS and Atom? RSS and Atom are the two most popular feed formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Terms: Aggregate, Syndicate, Podcast, XML, plug-and-play, Web 2.0, social networking </li></ul>
  6. 6. How to find and subscribe to feeds? <ul><li>Look for orange buttons on the website of the publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Other examples of feed buttons </li></ul><ul><li>In browsers, e.g. IE7, pages with feeds are highlighted, built-in reader </li></ul><ul><li>In Google Reader Feed Search via Add Subscription: search by keyword, by domain, by URL, or browse </li></ul><ul><li>Other Feed Directories </li></ul><ul><li>Feed Directories Comparison Chart </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Network – categorized by subject </li></ul><ul><li>Library recommended RSS feeds </li></ul>
  7. 7. Types of RSS Feed Readers <ul><li>Web-based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MyYahoo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Download/Desktop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SharpReader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FeedDemon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Omega Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Browser </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IE7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firefox </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opera </li></ul></ul>Poll Results: Web-Based or Download/Desktop Reader?
  8. 8. iGoogle <ul><li>Add information you care about to your Google Search homepage </li></ul><ul><li>Sign in to iGoogle and... Indulge your creativity: Select a visual theme to decorate your homepage and drag and drop individual sections to rearrange the page however you'd like </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on your interests: Pick and choose from thousands of Google Gadgets to add games, news, pictures, weather and more to your homepage, all for free </li></ul><ul><li>Change your mind: Switch back and forth between your iGoogle page and Google's &quot;Classic Homepage&quot; through the link in the upper right-hand corner </li></ul>
  9. 9. Google Reader <ul><li>Keep track of your favorite websites </li></ul><ul><li>Stay up to date Google Reader constantly checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content. Whether a site updates daily or monthly, you can be sure that you won't miss a thing. </li></ul><ul><li>Simplify your reading experience Google Reader shows you all of your favorite sites in one convenient place. It's like a personalized inbox for the entire web. </li></ul><ul><li>Discover new content Millions of sites publish feeds with their latest updates, and our integrated feed search makes it easy to find new content that interests you. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Google Reader Share with your colleagues <ul><li>Recommend articles to your colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>With your Google Reader public page, you can share your favorite items with your friends, simply by sending them to relevant links. </li></ul><ul><li>Share with just one click Click the sharing icon on any item and it will instantly appear on your public page. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate with your site Do you have a website or a blog? Add a customizable clip that displays your latest shared items in your site's sidebar. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Google Reader <ul><li>Read anywhere, anytime </li></ul><ul><li>Add Google Reader to iGoogle Add a Google Reader gadget to iGoogle to see updates at a glance </li></ul><ul><li>Read on the go Google Reader works on any mobile phone browser. Whether you're waiting in line or riding the train, Google Reader keeps you connected. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Google Reader on any computer You can access your Google Reader account from any computer with online access. Whether you're at home, at work or abroad, your subscriptions stay with you. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Readers built inside browsers: IE7, Opera, Firefox <ul><li>Automatically detects feeds on pages </li></ul><ul><li>Places them in your Favorites Center </li></ul><ul><li>Allows to share lists of feeds between applications </li></ul>
  13. 13. RSS Feeds for Paid Content <ul><li>Reading full-text for paid content will require a subscription </li></ul><ul><li>Check with the library if it’s available </li></ul><ul><li>Find out what is the source of paid content: </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g. Economist – direct subscription to online, Financial Times via Factiva, other journals via Ingenta) and find a feed from that source of full-text content. Need help? Ask a Librarian </li></ul>
  14. 14. What feeds available from the library content? <ul><li>E-tocs for current issues of journals </li></ul><ul><li>Factiva News alerts in RSS format </li></ul><ul><li>Results of the library catalog search </li></ul><ul><li>Databases : Oxford Analytica, ISI Emerging Markets, ScienceDirect, Web of Science citation searching. </li></ul><ul><li>More and more databases offer updates for search results as a feed (and e-mail alert) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Adding Feeds from Factiva Alerts <ul><li>Select Alerts – Manage Alerts </li></ul>
  16. 16. Still like e-mail delivery of news? <ul><li>RSS feeds can be delivered by e-mail: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Google News e-mail or RSS alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo News e-mail or RSS alerts </li></ul><ul><li>More and more databases offer updates for search results as a feed (and e-mail alert) </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter can be used as an RSS reader </li></ul>
  17. 17. Other Tools for RSS <ul><li>Merge several feeds into one: FeedKiller </li></ul><ul><li>Create a feed for sites that don’t have their own feeds: Ponifish </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile/SMS integration YES!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Filter posts by popularity: PostRank, FeedCamp </li></ul><ul><li>Better searching inside readers: FastLadder </li></ul><ul><li>Articles about Most Popular RSS Readers </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Follow latest developments in news aggregation: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. iSimulate
  19. 19. Twitter: What is it good for? <ul><li>Instant news and alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Announcements during events (Mumbai) </li></ul><ul><li>Inside scoop (MarsRovers) </li></ul><ul><li>Following a public person or a friend (Obama) </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination and sharing information </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring social trends </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile device friendly!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Two weeks ago Library of Congress bought entire public Twitter archive: best ever collection for social research and interactions </li></ul>
  20. 20. Social Web Tools Facebook, LinkedIn Scoop (internal social space for WB) iCollaborate (for IFC) Yammer (internal twitter for IMF) Changing communication dynamics : Personal and professional discussions moving into the virtual space. It’s a MUST or you’ll be out of the conversation.
  21. 21. Thank you! <ul><li>QUESTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>