I came across some interesting videos about web2.0 and social media. One caught my eye relating to how the web was transforming the lives of children and teaching them tools and social skills that will affect their future.
For example it’s often quoted that children cannot read or write to the perceived standard, but as this video points out the average child has probably sent 1000′s of emails by the time they get to senior school, let alone all the video interaction, sms texts and blog entries. The language and grammer used may not be traditional, but maybe this is the way of the future. The web is changing the way all people and business communicate with each other. Everyone now holds against their head the power of a computer, send text messages to each other, upload video from their mobile phones to news agencies, blog about their thoughts and ideas/aspirations and contribute to many other ‘open’ community based systems on a WorldWide basis.
Kids these days really do have a rich collection of tools available to them so that they can interact and contribute to society. If Google hosts over 2.7 billion queries each month pehaps we should ask ourselves what happened to these ‘questions’ before google (BG)? They say that the average child only gets to ask one question every 10 hours at school, now they ask WikiPedia, Google, Ask and Yahoo 1000′s of questions. Children get to form their own opinions as to whether the answer is right or wrong – they can even contribute to the answer (Wiki’s, blog’s, etc.) and help others. All this was unheard of just a few years ago.
Children are now creating their own videos, podcasts and websites. They write code, use mashups and generally interact with the computer and technology on a constant basis. Hence the reason for the huge marketing budgets being put into this market place.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEFKfXiCbLw]Read: How social media is changing our children
I’ve been looking at the finished web2.0 video on YouTube titled: “Web 2.0 in just under 5 minutes“. This title caught my eye, and I was not disappointed when I saw the video. Very neat and hits home very quickly what web2.0 and social engineering and interaction is all about.
It has some really good video techniques and shows details very quickly cramming in a lot of information in a very short time frame. Well worth a look if your interested in what’s happening in the web space at the moment.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g]Read: The Machine is Us/ing Us – What is this Web2.0 thing?
What is Web 2.0?
This video shows web 2.0 in a 5 minute overview. This the future of the web transforming it into a fully interactive experience, application based with social interaction.Read: what is web2.0 video
- Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications, by Jesse James Garrett. The original article which coined the term.
- Why Ajax Matters Now by Jesse James Garrett.
- Ajax gives software a fresh look Blurring the line between desktop and Web applications.
- Weighing the Alternatives How Ajax stacks up against competing RIA approaches.
- AJAX:Getting Started by Mozilla Developer Center.
- Dynamic HTML and XML: The XMLHTTPRequest Object by Apple.
- Cross-browser Ajax Tutorial using the Sarissa library.
- ASP.NET Spiced: AJAX from MSDN.
- Ajax Programming in BEA WebLogic Portal by O’Reilly Media.
- Mastering Ajax, Part 1: Introduction to Ajax.
- Mastering Ajax, Part 3: Advanced requests and responses in Ajax.
This is a world of blogs<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blogs>, wikis<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikis>, tags<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tags>, tag clouds<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tag_clouds> and rss feeds<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(file_format)>.
The ability of users toassign free terms to pieces of information as illustrated in webservices such as the photosharing site Flickr <http://www.flickr.com>,the bookmarking site Del.icio.us <http://del.icio.us> or the news siteDigg <http://www.digg.com>. Specifically, he described ‘ambientfindability’, the nexus of search, wayfinding, marketing, informationinteraction, literacy, librarianship, authority and culture.
This entry linked to Wikispaces page (interesting web 2.0 stuff)
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