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  1. 1. Web 2.0: Simple Tools & Smart People Ethan Zuckerman September 27, 2007
  2. 2. mosaic by stabillo boss
  3. 3. mosaic by
  4. 4. participatory web API mashup remix web services bookmarking tagging photosharing citizen journalism blogging podcasting civic media ideocasting web 2.0 social networking vlogging community media folksonomy social media wiki XML semantic web RSS read/write media
  5. 5. Email - 1965. Internet Email - 1971. Mailing lists - 1975.
  6. 6. 1978 - BBSs Bulletin Board Systems Ward Christensen - CBBS
  7. 7. 1979 - Usenet. (And the invention of the emoticon -)
  8. 8. 1979 - MUDs - Multi-User Dungeons
  9. 9. MMORPGs - World of Warcraft
  10. 10. 1982 - Minitel - Chess = Chat
  11. 11. CERN web page in 1990
  12. 12. 1995 - Geocities and Tripod: Personal Homepages
  13. 13. 1997 - weblogs
  14. 14. 1995: Ward Cunningham’s wiki
  15. 15. Wikipedia - 2001
  16. 16. it’s not about the tools. mosaic by stabillo boss
  17. 17. it’s about the people.
  18. 18. map by telegeography.com
  19. 19. photo by laffy4k
  20. 20. photo by Esthr -100 million handsets in sub-Saharan Africa - 300 million handset in China - 2.2 billion worldwide, rising to 3.3 billion in 2010 - 97% of Tanzanians say they can access a phone
  21. 21. Interactive Radio for Justice featuring DRC deputy minister for defense, head of military operations for MONUC
  22. 22. phones collect. web disseminates.
  23. 23. activists are lead users
  24. 24. Web 1.0 photo by Marvin (PA) Web 2.0
  25. 25. our dark secret photo by Sbrimbillina
  26. 26. screencap by janet.powell
  27. 27. technorati.com
  28. 28. alexa.com
  29. 29. when 100 million people speak, you need a filter.
  30. 30. buzzmonitor - developmentblogs.org
  31. 31. selection, translation, context
  32. 32. it’s not about the tools it’s about who they connect sometimes you have to ignore the geeks (me included) ethanzuckerman.com/blog ethan@globalvoicesonline.org

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