Web 2.0 Applications LIB 5020 Information Sources and Services Summer 2008. Contributors:. Colleen Yarnell Amy Edwards Ashley Eades Theresa Bryant. Connie Tharrington Jennifer Weitzel Kim Loye Vanessa Lail. Category 1 Tools for Collaboration.
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Web 2.0 Applications
Information Sources and Services
Wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. Wiki supports hyperlinks and has a simple text syntax for creating new pages and cross links between internal pages on the fly. Wiki is unusual among group communication mechanisms in that it allows the organization of contributions to be edited in addition to the content itself. Like many simple concepts, "open editing" has some profound and subtle effects on Wiki usage. Allowing everyday users to create and edit any page in a Web site is exciting in that it encourages democratic use of the Web and promotes content composition by nontechnical users. (www.wiki.org)
Tools for Social Networking & Community Building
Tools to Publish and Disseminate Information
Tools to Share Stories
Tools for Creating New Tools
A new tool for collaboration is formed when a familiar tool becomes web-based.
When databases, word processors, and spreadsheets are web-based they are accessible to more people, at more times, and in more places. This fosters the spirit of collaboration associated with Web 2.0 applications.
Databases: Lazy base, DabbleD
Word Processing: Google Docs, Zoho Writer
Spreadsheets: Google Docs, Num Sum
The products created by these tools may become tools in their own right.
Mashups are new tools created when information from several sources is integrated into one tool.
Common Mashup Genres
MappingNewsSearch & ShoppingVideo & Photo
1. Personal Life: