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Read and Write Web

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Web 2.0


This term refers to the second generation of the Internet. Web 1.0 saw the start of the Internet and the WWW in terms of delivering content via an online connection. Now Web 2.0 includes the ability to interact, to 'read and write' and collaborate using online tools. No longer is the use of the Internet a passive activity. The read/write web allows users to publish and share resources and to communicate in different ways with other users.

Read the Wikipedia page on Web 2.0


Web 2.0 Toolbox


Weblogs or blogs: Easily created and updated websites that allow instant publication while online. They also allow interactivity and opportunites for collaboration through discussion forums and responses to other conversations. See blogger.com or Learnerblogs.org for free blogging resources.


Wikis: A collaborative webspace where anyone can add and edit content. A wiki is a server program that allows a visitor to a web page to edit the content of the site from their own computer without html or programming knowledge. Wikis also allow visitors to create new content, new pages, and change the organization of the existing content without any specialized skills. The idea behind wiki was created by Ward Cunningham in 1995. He set out to create “the simplest database that would work.”


The characteristic that set wikis apart from other Web-based forums and discussions is that wikis have multiple contributors. The wiki may be authored and edited by a number of people. Wiki follows the wide-open ethic that contrasts vividly with traditional approaches of groupware and collaborative systems. Basically, a Wiki Web site operates on a principle of collaborative trust. A truly unique feature of wiki is that users define for themselves how their processes and groups will develop, not some software or system.


The term Wiki comes from the word “wikiwiki” meaning quick in Hawaiian.and wikis are fast ways to put content on the Web without any special knowledge or skill. In many ways, wikis simply represent the latest advance in online interaction—a cost-effective and readily adopted knowledge management tool.


Really Simple Syndication (RSS): This technology allows for subscription to 'feed' of content available on the Internet. Instead of having to open up individual websites in order to see new postings or events you can ‘subscribe’ to your favorite blogs, news sites or other content feed and be able to access all of these web pages simply by opening your RSS account on one webpage. Software that collects and organises the RSS content is called an aggregator. Bloglines is a popular aggregator. To help you understand RSS see the short movie What is RSS? by Wesley Fryer.


Social Bookmarking:


Audio/Video (Podcasting/Vodcasting):


Online Photo Galleries:




Educational blogs I read every week


More can be found on my public bloglines webpage

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