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  1. 1. The Social Web: Wikis, RSS, Blogs, Flickr, and MORE! Iowa City Public Library 8 Dec 2006 Michael Sauers Internet Trainer, BCR
  2. 2. What is the Social Web? <ul><li>Also known as social software and social networking. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to share with your colleagues, friends, family and strangers. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to share your writings, thoughts, videos, music, pictures and more. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Web 2.0 <ul><li>“ While the old Web was about Web sites, clicks, and “eyeballs,” the new Web is about communities, participation and peering. As users and computer power multiply, and easy-to-use tools proliferate, the Internet is evolving into a global, living, networked computer that anyone can program. Even the simple act of participating in an online community makes a contribution to the new digital commons – whether one’s building a business on Amazon or producing a video clip for YouTube, creating a community around his or her flickr photo collection or editing the astronomy entry on Wikipedia.” – Wikinomics, Don Tapscott & Anthony D. Williams </li></ul>
  4. 4. Features of the social web <ul><li>Simple publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Feed publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Share, share, share! </li></ul><ul><li>(Not all social services have all features) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Simple Publishing <ul><li>Little to no markup language skills necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually it’s create, click, and publish. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Tagging <ul><li>The act of adding descriptive keywords to an item. </li></ul><ul><li>Simple metadata </li></ul><ul><li>“folksonomy” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Friends <ul><li>By making another account holder your “friend” you are automatically kept up to date with what that person is doing in the system. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Comments <ul><li>Submit your feelings on the creations of others. </li></ul><ul><li>Others submit their feelings on your creations. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Recommendations <ul><li>Two styles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated based on previous experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User generated recommendations </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Feed Publishing <ul><li>RSS / ATOM </li></ul><ul><li>Allows people to subscribe to your information </li></ul><ul><li>Users receive information quickly and with little effort on their part </li></ul><ul><li>Users have the control over the information they receive </li></ul>
  11. 11. Examples of Social Software <ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>last.fm </li></ul><ul><li>LibraryThing </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>SlideShare </li></ul><ul><li>Squidoo </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon.com </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life </li></ul>
  12. 12. Wikis <ul><li>A Web site “anyone” can edit with little knowledge of markup </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for collaboration and sharing of information </li></ul>
  13. 13. Wikipedia
  14. 14. Blogs <ul><li>Online journals </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used in lieu of an RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>Pew Internet & American Life Project report on bloggers published 7/2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>54% of bloggers are under the age of 30! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>37% of bloggers write about their “life and experiences” </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. PaperCuts
  16. 16. YouTube <ul><li>Submit and share videos of up to 10 minutes in length </li></ul><ul><li>Recently purchased by Google for $1.65 billion </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to the videos of users </li></ul><ul><li>Comment on videos </li></ul>
  17. 17. My YouTube home page
  18. 18. Flickr <ul><li>Photographs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tag </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize into sets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute to group pools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leave comments and notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send to your blog </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. My flickr home page
  20. 20. del.icio.us <ul><li>Social bookmarking service </li></ul><ul><li>Use in conjunction with or as a replacement to your browser’s bookmarks </li></ul>
  21. 21. My del.icio.us home page
  22. 22. last.fm <ul><li>Share, tag, and recommend the music you listen to on your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates with iTunes, Windows Media Player, and WinAmp </li></ul><ul><li>Client software, not a Web site </li></ul>
  23. 23. last.fm: Now Playing
  24. 24. LibraryThing <ul><li>Catalog, tag, and share your book collection. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, it does MARC records. </li></ul>
  25. 26. MySpace <ul><li>Friends, messaging, and blogging all wrapped up into most of the worst-designed Web pages ever </li></ul>
  26. 27. Waverly Public Library
  27. 28. SlideSahre <ul><li>Share and tag your PowerPoint presentations </li></ul><ul><li>View and comment on others’ presentations </li></ul>
  28. 29. My SlideShare page
  29. 30. Squidoo <ul><li>Create and share online bibliographies </li></ul><ul><li>Bring in resources from traditional Web sites, flickr, del.icio.us, and podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>A Squidoo page is known as a “lens” </li></ul>
  30. 31. Library 2.0 Reading List
  31. 32. Amazon.com <ul><li>Calling Amazon.com “social software” is a surprise to some but it does have most of the features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>friends </li></ul></ul>
  32. 33. Amazon.com’s social features
  33. 34. Second Life <ul><li>“A 3D online digital world imagined, created, & owned by its residents.” </li></ul><ul><li>Social in the sense that users interact with other users </li></ul>
  34. 35. Second Life Library 2.0
  35. 36. A final thought… <ul><li>“ It’s the simplest lesson of the Internet: it’s the people stupid. We don’t have computers because we want to interact with machines; we have them because they allow us to communicate more effectively with other people.” ─ Douglas Rushkoff, Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside Out </li></ul>
  36. 37. Questions? <ul><li>Michael Sauers </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.travelinlibrarian.info/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://del.icio.us/travelinlibrarian/icpl2006 </li></ul>This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License .