As an online collaboration software vendor, we at GroveSite know a bit about Web 2.0! I was recently asked to give an overview of 'Web 2.0 and Global Collaboration' for a California trade and economic development conference. All in 30 minutes! Undaunted, I tried to get my hands around how best to categorize the wealth of Web 2.0 technology tools, and then try to communicate that to an audience of small businesses, economic development agencies and trade organizations
By the way, if any of you are interested, you can access my Web 2.0 and Global Collaboration PowerPoint deck at http://www.slideshare.net/JaneHagen/web-20-and-the-world-of-global-collaboration-v2010.
Some folks say that Web 2.0 technologies have finally enabled the truly "Writable Web." That means the information, or content, one can find on the web comes from all kinds of everyday people - business people, consumers, kids (especially kids). Web content is no longer just the carefully groomed and proofread output of company marketers and their web programmers.
At GroveSite, we like to think of Web 2.0 technologies in three classes: User-generated content, collaborative, and social networking. For the purposes of my address to this conference, I discussed:
- "User-generated' content
- Podcasts, videos
- Web conferencing, desktop sharing
- Online workspaces/portals
- Social Networking
- Linked In
If you view the PPT, you can see examples of each technology, chosen from the economic development and trade industries. I used GroveSite for examples of online workspaces/portals and wikis. Check out a few GroveSite examples in this industry at:
Shared Product Development Log: http://grovesite.com/grovedemos/pdlog
Supplier Collaboration and Sample Tracking: http://grovesite.com/grovedemos/designloft
Online Communities: Tradeport Collaborator: http://grovesite.com/tradeport
Online Communities: CA Business Transportation and Housing Agency: http://grovesite.com/cabth/PIAC
And thank you for taking the time to peruse this.