Category Archives: Web 2.0

Google+ Project – New Social Networking Service by Google


Will the guys from Techcrunch soon put one more of Google’s social media endeavors in the deadpool akin to Google Video, Google Wave and so many others??

I hope not, this new (“limited Field Trial”) social networking service Google is cooking up sure sounds intriguing and useful: Google+.

Here are the main features of the service (as seen on their project’s landing page):

 

 Icon for circles Circles
The easiest way to share some things with college buddies, others with your parents, and almost nothing with your boss.

Find out more »Take a tour.

 Icon for hangouts Hangouts
Let friends know you’re free for a video hangout, any time, anywhere. Then catch up, watch YouTube, or… just hangout.

Find out more »Take a tour.

 Icon for sparks Sparks
A feed of just the stuff you’re really into, so when you’re free, there’s always something waiting to be watched, read, or shared.

Find out more »Take a tour.

Obama and His Social Media Presence


I keep on repeating this: what better way to get people engaged in something (being it learning or not) than just reaching them where they are and trying to “speak their language”? That’s what Barrack Obama‘s campaign team decided to do. Besides their very interesting website that offers social networking features and a section that focuses on the mobile Web and offers ringtones and wallpapers, now they have decided to announce his running mate via Text Message (to those that send a TM with the message “hope” to the number 62262).

Interesting blog post on ViAspire from February 08 about Obama’s Web 2.0 presence.

Apart from my political beliefs, I believe this is a very smart move on engaging the younger generation and those who are always on the go… 

Web 2.0 Tools and Their Educational Applications – David Brear


More than ever we see people being advocates for the use of Web 2.0 in educational settings. However, not that many people give advice on how to apply these technologies to facilitate learning in a PRACTICAL way.

Every once in a while you can find some valuable documents that give educators tips on the use of Web 2.0.

Here is one of these documents (which I intend to add more as time allows me). This slideshow was put together by David Brear who has other interesting PRACTICAL ideas on his blog.
 

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