Presented by Keith Schroeder, who also gave a great session on podcasting before this one.
What is Web 2.0?
- new programming tools: AJAX, API
- recommender function
- personalized alerts
- social networking
- ways to connect people and encourage collaboration
Sites to try:
- Bloglines (RSS reader)
- del.icio.us (social bookmarking - see the presenter's bookmarks at del.icio.us/kschroed )
- Doodle (polls)
- Skype (voice over IP - Schroeder suggested using this to connect with authors: if you have a computer, projector and webcam, and the author has a webcam, you could project your web session with the author for a distance ed/program - good idea!)
- zamzar (file conversion)
- Firefox (web browser - tabbed browsing, loads of extensions to customize it the way you want it)
- zoho (free MS Office-like products)
- meebo (instant messaging)
- slideshare (slide sharing... doh!)
- writeboard (similar to a wiki, but more like a whiteboard)
- CalendarHub (shared calendars)
What can you do with these tools?
- move your support system to a message board
- use them for products that can help you not to repeat yourself (create podcasts)
- move your intranet to a wiki
- find out who your passionate users are
- create wikis on specialized topics
- use TeacherTube or Google video (not as much junk on those sites & Google video uses a review process before posting anything) to share instructional materials
- It's not going away!
- focus on what you CAN do
- instead of just saying NO - work with staff, patrons, etc. to see how you can help them
- you need to embrace what you can and work with people to make the best of Web 2.0 work
- it's what's best for patrons