"Beyond Googling It: News and Government Information 'Web 2.0' Style" handout - Grassroots Media Conference 2007

Radical Reference NYC Grassroots Media Conference Presentation 2007


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  1. What this talk covers
    • What is Web 2.0?
    • Limitations of technology in "Media and Movements Beyond Borders"
    • What is out there? Feeds, searches, and alerts
    • How do I keep up with this stuff? Feed readers, alerts, and tagging
    • Some examples that pull it all together
    • Q&A

  2. Definitions and context
    • What is Web 2.0
      Web 2.0, a phrase coined by O'Reilly Media in 2004,refers to a perceived or proposed second generation of Web-based services... that emphasize online collaboration and sharing among users. wikipedia
      "What Is Web 2.0?" by Tim O'Reilly
      Semantic Web(WC3)
    • Technology limitations, don’t necessarily need to own computer to access resources and use free aggregators
      Newsmap – visualization of Google News

  3. What is out there? Feeds, searches, and alerts

Example Blogroll!

Some Sidebars
Cool software to know about
Psyphon, sponsored by Citizen Lab

Cool uses of web 2.0
Iraq study group report with annotations
Newsmap – visualization of Google News

Managing organizational information
Open Plans

GMC - PL resources-1.doc41 KB
google alerts message.doc25 KB
database alerts message.doc21.5 KB
page monitor message.doc24 KB
Beyond Googling It handout.doc34 KB
google alerts message 2.doc21.5 KB