What Is A Blog

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What Is A Blog

  1. 1. Created by: Paula Trapani LRMS Librarian
  2. 2. Blogs are part of <ul><li>They are basically new kinds of websites found on a new kind of Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>So now the question is… </li></ul><ul><li>What IS Web 2.0? </li></ul>
  3. 3. When the Internet first became popular (mid 1990s), it was called the
  4. 4. But the Internet has grown and changed. <ul><li>The “World Wide Web” has had a makeover. </li></ul><ul><li>It now has a new format, new technologies, and a new name… </li></ul><ul><li>Say good-bye to “Web 1.0” and hello to… </li></ul>
  5. 5. Here are a couple of to help illustrate the evolution of the Internet from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 .
  6. 8. In a nutshell, <ul><li>Web 2.0 is </li></ul><ul><li>Here are a few of the key differences between the old web and the new… </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>There were 250,000 websites. </li></ul><ul><li>There were 45 million Internet users. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 80,000,000 websites. </li></ul><ul><li>There are over 1 billion Internet users. </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Bi-directional communication </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Making connections </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, wikis, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Peer to peer </li></ul><ul><li>Free software and hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Many authors, editors, collaborators </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>One-way communication </li></ul><ul><li>One-dimensional </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Finding information </li></ul><ul><li>Personal webpages </li></ul><ul><li>“ Expert” voice </li></ul><ul><li>Pay for software & domain </li></ul><ul><li>One author </li></ul>Web 2.0 is about… Web 1.0 was about…
  9. 11. <ul><li>Blogs : online journals, diaries, or web logs like Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis : collaborative websites like Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Photo sharing : like Photobucket or Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Video sharing : like YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Audio : like podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking sites : like MySpace and Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarks : like del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>Old-fashioned websites containing old-fashioned text and old-fashioned images </li></ul>Web 2.0 has… Web 1.0 had…
  10. 13. To sum up… <ul><li>Are websites made by one person but contributed to by many </li></ul><ul><li>May contain web 2.0 elements like slide shows, podcasts, movies, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Are used for communication, discussion, collaboration , and sharing. </li></ul>

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