About Web 2.0 Tools

"Web 2.0" is the second generation of web development and design. It helps people communicate, participate in secure information sharing, and collaborate on the World Wide Web. Web 2.0 lets people belong to web-based communities, hosted services, and applications. Some Web 2.0 services are: social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, and blogs.

What is a wiki? A wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit web page content using any web browser. Wiki supports hyperlinks and has a simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages on the fly. People use wikis to work together, complete projects, and even coordinate social activities in an online environment. Watch the video below to get a better understanding of wikis.
What is a blog? A blog is a personal online diary. A blog can be whatever you want it to be. There are millions of them and there are no real rules. Simply, a blog is a web site, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what's new. Then they comment on it or link to it or email you. Or not. Watch the video below to learn more.
What is an RSS Feed? RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a way to have information from the web delivered regularly to you as the web content changes. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.  Check out the video below to get a better understanding of RSS feeds. By the way, you can subscribe to RSS feed to the blog on this very website!  Click on the little orange button at the top of this page, or on the blog page.
What are social networking sites? Social networking sites focus on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. They provide a variety of ways for users to interact, such as e-mail and instant messaging services. Social networking has created new ways to communicate. They're being used by millions off people everyday! Check out the video below.
What is Twitter? Twitter is a free, online service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? You can find it at http://twitter.com/. Updates that people make to their pages are called "tweets". Tweets can only be 140 characters long.

What are Google Docs? Google Docs is a free spot online where you can create and share your work online, upload from and save to your desktop, edit anytime, from anywher, pick who can access your documents, share changes in real time, andfiles are stored securely online. Go to Google Docs or watch the video below to learn more.



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