Monday, April 28, 2008

 

More Web 2.0 Conference Presentations

There is a wealth of insights about the future of Web 2.0 that can be found in some of the videos on the Web 2.0 conference site on Blip.tv. Here are some of my favorites, in addition to the presentation by Tim O'Reilly that I embedded in my previous blog entry. This was a conference for the developers of Web 2.0 tools, so the presentations were targeted at a Web 2.0 developer audience, but I think there are a lot of ideas that are appropriate for a user audience, especially as they provide a view of the underlying philosophy of the technologies to come. Below are links to some of my favorite presentations, although many of the others are also interesting:
The other videos provide a glimpse of some of the Web 2.0 technologies under development from companies such as Microsoft, Yahoo, WordPress, and AOL. The interesting difference between Blip.tv and YouTube is the ability to download the Flash videos from Blip.tv in addition to being able to leave comments.

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Thanks for bringing these resources to my attention Helen. It's great that they've been made publicly available.

I particularly enjoyed Clay Shirky and the idea of cognitive surplus and the participatory nature of web2.0 to consume, create and share. These ideas are so important for how we connect with each other, let alone what they might mean for education and work.
 
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