Gini Nelson\’s Engaging Conflicts

September 4, 2006

Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! The Series

Filed under: Business,Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! — Gini @ 9:17 am

What is Web 2.0 and why does it matter? A PEW Research Center study found that internet penetration has now reached 73% for all American adults. What are they doing on the internet, in their personal and in their business lives? What more could they be doing? What other uses are developing? What else might we be able to do within the next year or two?

You are reading this, so you already know something about blogs. How about wikis? RSS? VoIP? Podcasts? These are all part of Web 2.0, which, some say, is about making internet computing social, to include collaboration, conversation, community and connection. It also includes content creation, cumulative learning, and, in some circumstances, collective intelligence. In contrast, one example of Web 1.0 is a static website that seldom, if ever, changes content.
This series will run on Mondays. Next Monday: blogs and blogging.

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