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Groundwater 2.0

A review of how 2.0 the scientific Groundwater community is.

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Groundwater 2.0

  1. 1. Groundwater & web 2.0 Cheryl van Kempen Jan. 2009
  2. 2. Anything 2.0 Something’s a buzz on the internet… Generation 2.0 Science 2.0 Business 2.0 Consumer 2.0 Web 2.0 Marketing 2.0
  3. 3. What’s 2.0 ?
  4. 4. 1.0 <ul><li>Read </li></ul><ul><li>Participate </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Create </li></ul>2.0
  5. 5. Do you 2.0 ?
  6. 7. What are the benefits ?
  7. 9. So, how 2.0 is Groundwater ?
  8. 10. 1.0 Services <ul><li>IGRAC’s MIM 2,400 experts </li></ul><ul><li>IHP’s people registry 4,000 experts </li></ul><ul><li>2.0 Services </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Groups 10,000 memberships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in ~15 groups on water & GW </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facebook 160 inactive members </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace 80 inactive members </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIN 300 members </li></ul>
  9. 11. Yahoo Group Activity # posts # members group name #memb topic 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 waterwatch 2770 1325 1471 1225 1340 1578 1104 waterforum 5018 504 316 465 573 931 1073 1955 2416 5307 groundwaterflow 21 modelling 341 530 169 25 8 1 2 2 2 hydrologymodel 827 86 89 84 146 188 30 archydro 260 GIS 69 CGWB 33 groundwater modeling, GIS, RS, etc. 50 4 10 watercom 652 www.watercom.ca 25 27 60 48 44 66 74 123 200 Groundwater_engineers 31 25 52 6 18 5 2 1 groundwater_to_the_gulf 30 educators groundwater across Texas & the Gulf of Mexico 24 groundwater 41 amateurs 22 55 13 2 5 1 remediation 106 18 17 18 37 35 20 31 48 49 46 gms-users 145 Groundwater Modeling System 17 19 7 10 4 prigsth2009 12 Symposium on GW Res. Man. Quant+Qual 16 waterweb 291 Integr. water res. Man. in the Americas. 11 44 58
  10. 12. Yahoo Group Activity Figures seem to dwindle But some activity remains
  11. 13. Trends in networks <ul><li>Facebook and Myspace don’t work , because people use this for leisure , not for profy stuff. They don’t know what to do with it. </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn works , because people come there specially for professional business. </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo groups work , because they are highly specialized . They appeal to the long tail … </li></ul>
  12. 14. The Long Tail <ul><li>Products appealing to a niche </li></ul><ul><li>Not incredibly popular </li></ul><ul><li>Best marketed by word of mouth </li></ul><ul><li>So folksonomies , polls, social networks … </li></ul>
  13. 15. Blogs <ul><li>Find </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogsearch.google.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>technorati.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aggregators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scintilla.nature.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs.nature.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scienceblogs.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network.nature.com/blogs </li></ul></ul>Listed by others as Scientifically useful But there’s not much for Groundwater
  14. 16. RSS There is enough on Water, but not much on Groundwater The Groundwater institutes and research centres are not yet RSS enabled
  15. 17. Conclusion: Groundwater has some catching up to do…
  16. 18. Groundwater 2.0 offers opportunities <ul><li>For parties that want to offer 2.0 services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Join existing networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or start new ones </li></ul></ul>
  17. 19. For Example
  18. 21. <ul><li>Initiated in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>active networks: > 400 </li></ul><ul><li>Registered: > 200,000 </li></ul><ul><li>active members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smallest: ~ 20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Largest: ~ 50,000 </li></ul></ul>Like Facebook, MySpace, Hyves …
  19. 22. Networks for who? ASPCA Highschools Alumni Towns Bachelors Parents Fans Inspirational Self-Help Animal lovers Cities Islands Countries Artists Democracy Fighters Minorities Support Professions Greens Hobby
  20. 23. So, why not add one for Groundwater ???
  21. 24. Why take part? Share tricks of the trade Exchange tips Discover new things Meet people Find support Interact Build careers Brag Appreciate other’s work Inspire Share insights Connect with event attendees Educate Keep in touch Raise awareness Enlarge your World Change the way we Interact Change the way we do Science
  22. 25. What is it like?
  23. 26. engineeringexchange.ning.com
  24. 27. www.artreview.com
  25. 28. So, what could one for Groundwater look like ???
  26. 29. groundwater.ning.com Now online:
  27. 30. How does it work? <ul><li>People become members </li></ul><ul><li>They can organize themselves in groups </li></ul><ul><li>Each member & group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Profile/ personal page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Events calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo and video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul></ul>
  28. 31. How does it look? <ul><li>members </li></ul><ul><li>groups </li></ul>
  29. 32. What do they get? <ul><ul><li>Profile/ personal page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Events calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo and video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul></ul>
  30. 33. What does it offer? <ul><li>For Groundwater Specialists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>advertise your work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>promote yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay up to date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep in touch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is fun, easy & not time consuming! </li></ul></ul>
  31. 34. Groundwater . Ning .com for the GeoHydrologist 2.0

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