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Web 2.0 Features
By Barbara Bray    November 2, 2006 -- 02:40 PM

Blogs
Use
Technorati to find blogs about themes, topics, keywords. Another engine is blogpulse.com that not only lists blogs it also give the trends with how many entries that were entered on a certain day (Trend This). Many times people take quotes from your blog but they may not ask permission or leave a comment. You can search for your name and see who cites you.

Blogging is about conversations - reading what others say and then quoting others and growing knowledge together.

Wiki
pmWiki (eCoach adapted this for the Game Plan- collaborative editing tool)
pbWiki (Peanut Butter Wiki)
Media Wiki is wiki Wikipedia uses
wikispaces is wysiwyg

Using close brackets around text - links to new pages that is its own wiki page. You can use this for each person in a class to have their wiki that allows others to edit anyone else’s page.

Wikis were invented by Ward Cunningham in 1995 in Hawaii building an online document together. Quick ways to edit documents. Hawaiian word for Quick is wiki.

Builds a growing document that is built in collaboration.

Social Bookmarks

Del.icio.us - carry your bookmarks with you - keep them on the web
- you can put websites uner categories - acces to websites under those categories (tags). Takes each of the bookmarks to see who and how many other people who have saved that website. Click that link and it gives you all the other people who save that website. Then you can see all the tags and see how they categorized them.

Social Media
FlickR can tag pictures can put the image in one or more containers at one time. You can visit all the pictures with the same tags. Use cell phones - email to FlickR and the pictures are automatically uploaded to FlickR.

Tag Clouds - tags used more often are in larger text.


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