Friday, July 24, 2009

Widgets, Folksonomies, Mashups and Syndication

How can tools with names like Twitter, Delicious, Facebook, Wiki, Blog, Vlog, TalkShoe and Ning provide serious advances in business and personal productivity, creativity and innovation?

Can't I just ignore the buzz?

You can, says author and innovation adviser, futurist Paul Schumann. But if you do miss this set of disruptive innovations, it's going to be difficult to catch up.

It's not too late to start now!

In his latest webinar on July 23, 2009 Paul invited participants to join him as he shared his knowledge and explored the importance of web 2.0 technologies

The Webinar focused on:
- Web 2.0 and Why you can't ignore the buzz
- Widgets, Folksonomies, Mashups and Syndication
- Why this set of innovations is going to disrupt almost everything
- 7 Simple things you can do now to stay ahead of the game

To view a recording of the webinar, click here. To look at the chat contents, click here.

To see links to the sources mentioned in the presentation, click here.

To ask/answer questions about the webinar, join the forum.

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1 comment:

  1. From Wolfgang Korzen

    A sort of an encyclopedia certainly would have to be the basis. I see it as a small effort, just as a first orientation-aid for newcomers.

    I think the little database should not only describe the tools. I see the purpose of this effort mainly to answer the question “Which of the (similar) tools are worth to invest my time?

    Newcomers not only want to know quickly “What can I do with this tool?” but also “Which tool fits best to me?”. As we all know, the time effort is considerable to find out what is really useful and what not.

    These questions are user-oriented. This means, such a little data bank should have validation and ranking, corresponding to various types of users.

    Over the time, the database may grow, as more web2.0 tools come to market. New tools should be evaluated continuously. It may develop to a neutral rating platform.

    The structure of the database should be simple and encompass two main segments – purpose and validation.

    A1) Name and Purpose. What can be accomplished with the tool?
    A2) For whom is it useful? (Different tools for different people). Whom does it suit? Target/user groups?

    B) Validation. Maybe a two-fold validation - one by experts, one by users.
    B1) Usefulness, importance, etc.
    B2) Advantage / disadvantage
    B3) Pitfalls / Risks. Taking the criminal energy into account that exists in parts of the web, it may help to mention possible risks.
    B4) Recommendation / rating by web-experts
    B5) Rating by users; (user structure)