for Web 2.0: Searching Innovations
The Meaning of Web 2.0
2.0 - September 1, 2006 - Library Journal
readable article explaining a lot of what is behind 2.0, "library 2.0,"
and what many of the buzzwords mean.
2.0: Where Will It Take Libraries? Into a New World of Librarianship
- Michael Stevens,
library 2.0 champion, voices eloquent values and ways to think in order
to embrace "library 2.0."
the Waves of 2.0: More Than a Buzzword But Still Not Easily Defined
- From PEW
Internet Project, a balanced, no-hype, maybe a little conservative view
of 2.0 from a distance. Lots of food for thought. Published Oct, 2006, it
needs to be put in context of what has happened since.
2.0 Reading List on Squidoo
- Fairly comprehensive
reading list for for the ALA Library 2.0/Library Futures online course.
Most of the major names and players, links to definitions, seminal writings
Good, the Bad, and the "Web 2.0: - WSJ.com
debate in the Wall Street Journal on Web 2.0 values and society. Andrew
Keen, who wrote "The Cult of the Amateur," argues the web has become overwhelmed
with useless noise. David Weinberger, author of "Everything is Miscellaneous,"
argues that Web 2.0 tools let users filter out irrelevant (or inaccurate)
information. Longer, full-text of their conversation from WSJ here.
Net Generation Strategic Investigation
(video - requires sound and media player)
- Very informative
interview of four young Net-Generation young people by Dan Tapscott, founder
and CEO of New Paradigm: The Business
Innovation Company. Wonderful to see the values and promise of youth
today. Explains a lot of what is different because of the tools and trends
behind Web 2.0. (For more depth, watch the E-learning
Forum on Wikinomics. Click the button "VoD" to watch the
video and follow the PowerPoint.)
& Remixes: API examples at ProgrammableWeb.com
- APIs (Application
Program Interface) facilitate create inventions combining (mashing up)
one or more parts of a web services with something else (most
popular mashups). APIs are offered in many services from Google and
Yahoo; also in YouTube, Flickr, Amazon, A9, and many more (list
of over 450 available APIs). Some library catalogs have APIs. Overview
of (and links to) instructions for using many APIs to make mashups.
Some programming skill is helpful.
Tags, Tagging, and del.icio.us
Thirteen Tips for Effective Tagging
synthesized from other articles, on do's and don'ts of tagging. Not the
final word, but worth paying attention to.
Best of del.icio.us
- From the
blog of an information architect, views and tips on how to tag effectively
and organize tag names and bundles
hierarchically in del.icio.us. Links to some del.icio.us accounts the considers
will organized. Take a look at his own organization in del.icio.us/jamesmelzer.
Web Search Engine Innovations
(google.com) and Recent Google Offspring:
News Archive Search
- Historical archive of news articles, some back to the 19th century.
Can limit by time period or view as Timeline.
experimental search with links to Wikipedia, Images, and other formats
on the side. No ads.
Experimental Search (labs)
and sample searches showing some of what Google is thinking of adding
to its search results.
- Interactive, real-time. Less added value and instructional content
than Yahoo Finance (below).
- Requires desktop download. Recent enhancements add features of Google
Local/Maps and some wiki and photo additions. Sometimes they work
and sometimes they don't.
- Google Docs & Spreadsheets
- Create a free account (or use a gmail login) and create, share,
collaborate, and publish spreadsheets and word processing docs. Take
(search.yahoo.com) and Recent Yahoo Offspring:
- Searchable archive of thousands of answers from Yahoo's members.
Not vetted. Evaluate for yourself.
- Hundreds of things to do, ways to share, shop, connect, communicate,
and find stuff. Often the most popular webspace in the world. Complete
list of Yahoo services.
- Some recent additions and enhancements. More real-time stock info.
Lots of background that can help people learn about finance and investing.
(www.ask.com) and Recent Ask Offspring:
- Three-panel results display, integrating search suggestions, links
to info from media, dictionary, encyclopedia, videos, blogs, more.
Same good Teoma technology ranking as before.
- city.ask.com (not ask.city.com)
- Local events, businesses, movies, and more, integrated with maps
relies of searchers' individual votes for individual pages. Tags, communities,
preferred pages on a topic available to subscribers. Not supposed to
editors rank sites for the top 10,000 search terms. Selected volunteers,
(paid), help Mahalo staff contribute and rank sites. Google search
results supplement sites picked by Mahalo team.
York Times article on social search engines, related to Google and
other machiine-ranked search engines.
Custom Search (CSE) Start Page
at Google Co-op
- Place to
start building your own Custom Search Engine. You must have or create a
free Google or gmail account
to go beyond this start page. Once you have started a CSE, use the Google
Marker to add more URLs to it.
- CSE help:
Guide: Custom Search Engine (PDF file)
. See also online
of Google CSEs:
- Other Custom
Vertical Searches Web Services:
- None allows
as many sites to be searched as Google CSEs, which have become much more
popular than the competition. Rollyo has the most interesting searches,
but pales next to Google CSEs.
Blogs, Wikis, and RSS Feeds
- Blog and
Feed Search Engines
- You almost always get a mixture of blogs in feed search results. And
so they are listed together here.
- The most popular blog search engine, but not always the most useful.
Search allows limiting by blog author, dates, blog title.
- Can also type the limiters inblogtitle: and inpostauthor:
Click links in results to date limit and sort by date.
present, maybe the best results for blog searches.
search terms and select "a lot" of authority. These are
the most linked to and most frequently updated.
Blog & Feed Search
good search results, not overwhelming in quantity. Convenient tabs
to view results as Blog Postings, Feeds or News feeds. "Top feeds"
within results often worth looking at.
in upper right corner of most pages
search matches words in titles of postings. Blog search matches words
in blog texts.
Web Search (and other search engines)
(or other web search engines)
you include the word blog or use the limiter inurl:blog,
you search text of the many blog postings mixed in with ordinary web
pages. Popularity ranking often helps with finding.
- A Google CSE of about 600 library and librarian blogs. A product
of Library Zen which also has
a blog and a wiki.
- Liszen Trends is real
time, interactive discussion of many topics of interest to the library
Web Search (and other search engines)
(or other web search engines)
you include the word wiki or use the limiter inurl:wiki,
you search text of the many wikis mixed in with ordinary web pages.
You may want to exclude the Wikipedia from results: -wikipedia.
Popularity ranking often helps with finding.
of wikis in Wikipedia
- An admittedly incomplete but large list. Useful categories to browse.
- A wiki that is a directory of wikis.
- A directory
of wikis that is searchable and browsable by categories, language,
- A Google
CSE that searches text within about 3,000 wikis.
of Wiki Sites Used in PowerPoint for this Class:
about Wikis and Wiki Technology from Meredith Farkas
Major 2.0 Participation Sites
- Photo Sharing
- Video Sharing
- Movie Recommendations
- Music Recommendations
Sharing and Finding
- Global Group
book sharing/rating/cataloging websites
and Spreadsheet Collaboration and Sharing
Keeping Up with 2.0
- Blogs to
Watch - A few to start with. Search within these blogs for "library
2.0" as a starting point. They are on top of many other good blogs touching
aspects of 2.0 culture and tools. Subscribe to their RSS feeds.
- Trend Articles
and Websites of Note
Web 2.0 Series of Classes
Spring-Summer 2007 - This material has been created by Joe Barker for the
Infopeople Project [infopeople.org], supported by the U.S. Institute of
Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services
and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Any
use of this material should credit the author and funding source.