What is web 2.0?
A web 2.0 technology has been known to the public since 2004. This technology introduced a new way of using Internet. According to Wikipedia, Web 2.0 is associated with web applications that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design and collaboration on the World Wide Web. So it is unlike web 1.0 just browsing the internet and retrieving information. Here is a short video talking about how web 2.0 changes the world and how we think:
Some Web 2.0 Tools
Wikis are web pages that anybody can view and modify using Web browser and Internet. The good thing about wikis is that they provide users with both author and editor privileges. Therefore, they allow users to collaborate and exchange information, which result on spreading knowledge. In addition, wikis offer a powerful and flexible collaborative communication tool for developing content-specific Web sites. Wikis also allow faculty and students to engage in collaborative activities that might not be possible in a classroom. As a result, wikis are often monitored to ensure that inappropriate language, spam, and incorrect or inappropriate content are not allowed.
Twitter Was created in 2006 and rapidly gained worldwide popularity with 200 million users as of 2011. It is a social networking and microbligging service that allows you tell your friends or followers about what you doing. Twitter can be both for personal and business usages. Thus, it is a great way to keep in touch with your friends by broadcasting information about where you are and what you are up to. Also employees can use it to broadcast their companies’ latest news and blog posts, or interact with their customers.
RSS is a short for Rich Site Summary. It is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. It is a great feature to keep updated with the latest information and news around the world. So users don’t need to access many websites or search for any news, this feature basically saves their times and brings all what they need to their computers.
Personal experience with web 2.0
Regarding my experience with web 2.0 tools, I would admit that I am a brand new with Twitter and Blogs. I became a member in Twitter 2 months ago and a member in WordPress a month ago, so I can keep in touch with friends and follow people or even companies on twitter. Also as a new blogger, I found it very interesting and enjoyable to participate in various topics and read different thoughts.
- Successful blogging
After a research about blogs and how a person makes his/her blog flooded with visitors and comments. There are many aspects that can make you a successful blogger. First of all, it is important to be real which means knowing yourself and your audiences. Some bloggers just blog about everything without identifying who they are as bloggers, what they will be blogging about, and who their audiences will be, so they quickly burn out. Secondly, writing often and updating on your blog is the most important aspect for success. The reason behind that is readers love to read new and fresh content. Also your blog will get searched regularly as long as you keep updating the content. In addition, as MacDonald said “Links are called the “currency of the blogosphere”. Bloggers usually link either because they are interested in a particular subject or they respect the blogger to whom they are linking. Another aspect, that leaving comments on other blogs is very important at the business or personal level. By commenting on others’ posts, the traffic on your blog will increase. The last aspect is the meaning of titles as good titles mean search engines find you and send you more traffic.
- My blogging strategy
My strategy is to be active, fresh, and updated. Meaning that I will post and comment on others frequently, and keep my blog updated which in turn will attract others to visit it and comment on my posts. Also I would like to exchange information with others and increase my knowledge in Enterprise 2.0
- Purpose of this blog
Due to the lack of blogging experience that I have, I encouraged myself to take this opportunity and be a part of this community and be an excellent blogger. My purpose of creating this blog is to post an interesting topics, ideas, and thoughts. Also to comment on others’ posts as well as they participate by writing comments and ideas on my blog.
- Example of an excellent blog
I think Sri Prakash is an excellent blogger for the following reasons:
– Very good layout.
– The blog has many categories related to Technology.
– It has a category about New Technology which means he is up-to-date.
– He is using visual aids such as pictures, tables and videos.