I am currently sitting in a computer lab in a college in London listening to Phil Bradley talk about Web 2.0. He is not at all what I expected and I think I'm really going to like this session. More later!
Much later as it happens as it is now Monday morning. Had a fantastic day on Friday but left feeling like my brain was about to explode! So much new knowledge that my brain didn't know what to do with itself.
I've been aware of the term Web 2.0 for a while but never really had it explained. It's one of those terms that people throw around but no one is willing to admit that they don't know or understand what it actually means. Here are a few things that I learnt. I hope Phil doesn't mind me borrowing his words!
Web 1 was not easy to use - required a knowledge of HTML
Web2 is easy to use, easy to add to
Web 1 is computer based
Web2 uses the web as a platform
Web 1 relied on installed hardware
Web 2 uses the browser
Web 1 was solitary
Web 2 encourages sharing
Web 1 data in one place
Web 2 data is portable
Web 1 was about consuming data
Web 2 about creating data
Web 1 was homepages
Web 2 is weblogs
Web 1 was tracking information down
Web 2 is having information come to you
Web 1 was badging your content
Web 2 is getting the answer out quickly
Web 1 is slow transfer rate
Web 2 is broadband
Web 1 was cost of hardware
Web 2 is cost of broadband
Web 1 was getting it perfect
Web 2 is doing it and moving on
Web 1 was stationary
Web 2 is mobile
Web 1 was about limitations
Web 2 is about state of mind
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Having been to lots of training sessions in my life so far I can honestly say that I got the most out of this one. I felt like I had actually learned something constructive, that I could put into use on a daily basis.
Thank you Phil! You've just made my work life a trillion times easier and more importantly more fun!