These days technology is advancing so quickly it can be quite overwhelming to keep up, and understand. What exactly is a blog? A Wiki? A Feed? What is twitter?
For some perhaps a simple introduction to these topics is the first step in embracing these technologies, and perhaps they may start utilizing these technologies on your college campus.
Twitter is the hottest new tool in the web 2.0 spectrum right now, but how does it work? and why would I ever want to use it??
Twitter can provides real time updates of individuals, groups, companies, and organizations. To better understand how twitter works Here is a great video clip.
Many colleges already use Twitter to provide updates to their students on the latest happenings on campus. For example SUNY Cobleskill has a twitter account to update students on activities happening all over campus.
Twitter is very easy to use, and can be updated from just about anywhere. Aside from your computer you can use text messaging, Ims, Iphones, and blackberry’s to update your twitter status.
Wikis function much differently than Twitter does. Wiki’s are collaborative software that makes putting data, or a project together very easy if you are working with others.
This video will describe wikis so that anyone can easily understand.
The University of Wisconsin Madison has created a wiki to provide information about their university. The wiki covers everything from courses to housing to athletics to campus life. Alone this would be a difficult and seemingly endless task. But since they are all collaborating together they are able to put an amazing resource together with ease.
There are other aspects of Web 2.0 I haven’t covered, but I would like to share the “in plain english” videos for them.
Social Media In Plain English
RSS In Plain English
Social Networking In Plain English
Blogs In Plain English
Social Bookmarking In Plain English
Online Photo Sharing In Plain English
Podcasting In Plain English