Computers Are Your Future Twelfth Edition

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Computers Are Your Future
Twelfth Edition
Spotlight 4: Web 2.0
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Spotlight 4: Web 2.0
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What Is Web 2.0?
• Web 2.0
o Set of techniques that collectively provide an upgraded
presentation and usefulness for the World Wide Web
o Applications include:
• Blogs and Vlogs
• Wikis
• Podcasts and vodcasts
• Social networking
• Photosharing
• Communication
• Collaboration
• Content sharing
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Blogs and Vlogs
• Blogs (short for Web log)
o Contains a personal journal with reflections,
comments, and often hyperlinks
o Many free sites can help set up a blog
• Vlogs (short for video log)
o Set of personal reflective videos
o Many vlogs are posted on YouTube
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Blogs and Vlogs
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• Wiki
Wikis
o Online information source that allows anyone to
edit, delete, or modify content
o Wiki means “quick” in Hawaiian
o Can create your own wiki
o May have errors, so it should not be a primary
research source
o Most popular wiki is Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia
o CoffeeCup is HTML wiki software
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Wikis
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Podcasts and Vodcasts
• Podcast
o Blend of iPod and broadcast—program in digital
format available for download and replay
• Most podcasts are free; others have a small charge
• iTunes is a popular source
• Can create your own podcast with software and a
microphone
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Podcasts and Vodcasts
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Podcasts and Vodcasts
• Vodcast (or video podcast)
o Refers to the online delivery of a video clip on
demand
o Popular video-sharing Web sites include:
• YouTube
• iTunes
• iTunes Higher Education
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Social Networking
• Social networking
o Group of individuals creating a community for:
• Sharing pictures, thoughts, and common interests
• Securing employment
o Be aware of security issues when using any social
networking site
• Clickjacking
• Identity theft
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Social Networking
• Examples of
social networking
sites
o Second Life—a free online
virtual world
o Facebook—used by over 250
million people
o Twitter—uses quick, frequent
entries
o Flickr—service used to store
and share photos and videos
o MySpace—started the social
networking push
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Social Networking
• Examples of social networking
sites (con’t.)
o LinkedIn—site for professionals to exchange
information, ideas, and opportunities
o Ning—networks related to your interests
o Digg—discover and share content from anywhere on
the Web
o RSS Feeds—notifies you when updated Web content
is available
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Social Networking
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Instant Messaging
• Instant messaging (IM)
o Quick way of chatting with your buddies
• AOL Instant Messenger
• Microsoft Live Messenger
• Yahoo!
• Many social networking sites
o Chatting is synchronous—both parties online at
the same time
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Instant Messaging
• Chat by voice through use of:
o Webcam
o Microphone and speakers
o Skype and similar services
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• Texting
Texting
o Provides quick communication of messages that may
include images, video, and sound
o Usually on a mobile phone and uses abbreviations
o State legislation is designed to protect young Internet
users from sexting, a combination of sex and texting
o Is asynchronous—parties need not be online at the
same time
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Texting
• Avoid texting
when:
o In motion: running, walking,
jogging, riding a bike, etc.
o Sitting alone in a remote public
place
o Walking in crowds
o Driving
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• Tag
Tagging
o User-generated word or phrase that helps organize Web
content
o Web developers refer to these tags as metatags
o When searching, tags help locate a Web page or blog
o Another meaning: assigning names to people in a photo
(tag a photo)
• Facebook
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Collaboration Tools
• Collaboration tools
o Help people work online as a team
• Google Apps is suite that combines:
o Gmail
o Google Docs
• Can be used to create, edit, and import existing word
processing, spreadsheet, and presentation documents
o Google Calendar
o Google Talk
o Google Sites
• Microsoft Office Web Apps are also
available
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Web 2.0 in the Classroom
• Forums and discussion boards are
threaded discussions that may or
may not be monitored.
o Someone asks a question or expresses an idea and others
add their thoughts or answers
• Collaboration is important in
completing team project. Some tools:
o
Podcasts on iTunes, videos on YouTube, Web searching,
blogs, and wikis
• Be sure to apply netiquette.
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Web 2.0 in Business
• More and more employers check
social networking sites of
potential employees.
o Be careful what you post on social networking sites.
• LivingSocial collects data people
provide on sites such as Facebook
and sells it to businesses for
marketing.
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Safety and Privacy
• Beware of giving out
too much personal
information
• Use privacy options
• Don’t trust, just verify
• Control comments
• Search yourself to
check your profile
• Follow school or
company policies
• Read privacy
statements of Web
sites
• Do not invite
strangers to be
friends
• Create smaller social
networks
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• Web 3.0
Web 3.0?
o The next generation of the Web
• Search tasks will be faster and easier
• The more you use the Web, the
more your browser learns about
you
o You can be less specific in your searches
• The “mashup” combines two or
more applications into a single
application
o Example: Review restaurants and locate them with
Google Maps
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