Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Long Tail - Book Summary & Resources

Watch this 9 minute video in on youtube

For a quick summary of the book read the Wikipedia entry
And view the presentation below.

What is WYSIWYG and How to Hyperlink, Upload, and Embed

Click on the image for a larger view

I believe the WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) editor was the greatest breakthroughs in Web 2.0 since it empowered individual with no knowledge in HTML to be able to publish content on the web.  In the picture above you see some of the main features of Blogger's WYSIWYG editor.  
See also:
Add a link (Hyper Link)
Add an image (Upload) 
Add a video (Embed) 

Monday, May 25, 2009

LinkedIn = Resume 2.0 and Facebook for Professionals

What is it?
Video: What is Linked In? from CNN’s Sasha Herriman gets a refresher course on LinkedIn, an online social networking site aimed at professional

How to get started?
See also LinkedIn SuperGuide -Tutorials, Tips and Tools for a great list of resources and advanced tips

Monday, May 18, 2009

The World is Flat - Book Summary & Resources

This book inspired this blog and changed the direction of my career and teaching philosophy. An absolute must read for any educator or parent in the 21st century.


For a chapter by chapter summary click here
For Friedman's overall summary click here
To buy the paperback on amazon click here.


Thomas Friedman's 48 minute videoat MIT: The World is Flat 3.0

For More Information
Browse through my favorite related bookmarks on diigo
Check out some of my favorite presentations on slideshare

Caution: Friedman’s concepts will keep you up at night.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Guide to Embeding

At the core of Web 2.0 is the mash up, reuse, and remix. Embeding is how you do it. See this excellent guide to find away to embed anything.

How to Embed Almost Anything in your Website

What is Web 2.0 ?

The “Web2.0″ pronounced “Web Two point Oh”: can be used as an adjective, noun, verb, adverb to describe a new technology, paradigm, and revolution.   Web 2.0, a retronym,  can be best described in contrast to Web 1.0, a new label since the existing label “Web” has become inadequate.  Web 1.0 can now be distinguished as mostly flat, two-dimensional, and filled with read-only content.  By contrast, Web 2.0 is characterized as being highly interactive, having a rich graphical user experiences, leveraging the long tail, harnessing collective intelligence, and tapping the wisdom of the crowds through opening of the web to read and write (O’Reilly, 2007).    Classic examples of Web 2.0 sites and services that focus on user generated content are YouTube for videos, Digg for news, Flickr for photos, and Wikipedia for encyclopedia articles. Below is a collection of resources and research to assist you in joining in the new web.

Web 2.0 Entry on Wikipedia

 Web 2.0 Framework Excellent pdf report 

Web 2.0 Directories & Ranking you can find a Web 2.0 solution for anything and everything

For More Information:
Browse through my favorite Web 2.0 bookmarks on diigo
Check out some of my favorite Web 2.0 presentations on slideshare
Watch some of my favorite Web 2.0 videos on youtube
Read some of my other Web 2.0 posts on my blog

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Visual Definitions of Web 2.0

A slideshow collection of maps, models, and visualizations to help conceptualize the New Web 2.0 phenomenon.
(View in full screen mode for best results)

See also:
What is Web 2.0 ?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Leaderhsip + Technology = Tribes

Tribes is a book about new leadership form using technology to connect people and ideas.

Watch the TED presentation

Check out the mind map

Interview with a mind map of a lot of his concepts.

Check out his blog

Read the Book

To buy his book click here