Web 2.0 is defined as an intersection of web application features that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. A Web 2.0 site allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media as creators of user-generated content in a online community, in contrast to websites where users are limited to the passive viewing of content that was created for them. Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups and folksonomies.
The term is associated with Tim O’Reilly because of the O’Reilly Media Web 2.0 conference in 2004. Although the term speaks of a new version of the World Wide Web, it does not refer to an update to any technical specification, but rather to increasing changes in the ways software developers and end-users use the Web.
Web 2.0 websites allow users to do more than just gain information. By increasing what was already possible in Web 1.0, they provide the user with more user-interface, software and storage facilities, all through their browser. This has been called “Network as platform” computing. Users can provide the data that is on a Web 2.0 site and exercise some control over that very data. These sites may have an architecture of participation that encourages users to add value to the application as they use it. Some experts have made the case that cloud computing is a form of Web 2.0 because cloud computing is basicly an implication of computing on the Internet.
The Web 2.0 offers all users the same freedom to contribute. While this opens the possibility for rational debate and collaboration, it also opens the possibility for “spamming” and “trolling” by less rational users. The impossibility of excluding group members who don’t contribute to the provision of goods from sharing profits gives rise to the possibility that rational members will prefer to withhold their contribution of effort and free load on the contribution of others.This requires what is sometimes called radical trust by the management or creator of the website. According to Best, the characteristics of Web 2.0 are: rich user experience, user participation, dynamic content, metadata, web standards and scalability. Further characteristics, such as openness, freedom and collective intelligence by way of user participation, can also be viewed as essential attributes of Web 2.0.
A very great example of a Web 2.0 website is wordpress and Ds106. WordPress it’s self is a blogging website that allows people to share and recieve knowledge, while having the capability to edit and post any array of things available out there. Ds106 is a free create website where you can post your own projects, create your own, and do already made projects available.
The assignment was to Create a propaganda poster for ds106. Use your photo editing software of choice and write a message to inspire your fellow ds106ers.
I took one of my old photos that I had recreated on illustrator and placed it into photo shop. The photo I recreated is a painting of uncle Sam. I then created a layer to add a thick dark border. the last layer was used for the text.
The story behind this assignment is simple. I created this photo not to fill the requirements of ds106’s needed, but to remind me to do more assignments. The best propaganda posters are the posters used to inspire ourselves first, and others second. So I created this to use as a wallpaper to remind me to do more work.
As I was doing my analyze on the Facebook by the numbers, I decided to do the very first thing that had caught my eye. But obviously we are working with infographics so the very first thing on it is meant to catch your attention and hold it as you continue to read the rest of the information. So in this case, the overview of Facebook by the numbers is meant to catch anyone’s attention.
That section contains the basic mind-blowing information that all infographics must have, such as Facebook’s insanely high active user numbers and how much of the world is under Facebook’s control. Well reading into the information, I thought to myself, “This is not possible, there’s no way Facebook’s stats are that high.” So I searched the resources used by the creator of the infographic, and it lead me to the Facebook page.
The Facebook website has all this information posted into its tour or preview section, all in the hopes that it will make you sucome to the Facebook’s social life. Well it worked on me, so now I have two seperate Facebook accounts. Anyways, I found that this information was slightly wrong. The actual stats are higher than posted on this infograph, and it still continues to rise today. I guess the creator forgot to mention that.
original link to the infographic click here.
this is too funny
This video is HILARIOUS!!! Just thought I’d share it (for those who have never seen it before)
You Tube Link : Hitler/TUJ
This video may not be interesting to all viewers, but personally, I think that this video is genius. This video is a great example of how ideas and personal opinions have shaped the way the internet has become today. The internet is not only a learning tool, it has become so much more than that. Social networking, culture sharing, music and entertainment, online shopping & banking, weather reports, communication/online dating…ect. The list is never ending, it just amazes me that something that is relatively new to the world could become such a powerful tool used in everyday life, and it will only continue to improve.
Assignment: find a picture of your dream car and how it makes you feel.
Process: I found a picture on flickr taken by Marek Szarejko
Story: A nissan s14 Sylvia is my dream car. The reason why is because it was also my very first car. Growing up in Japan, there are billions of possiblities to customize a car to a variety of cars to choose from. i was one of the first High schoolers in my school to get a sports car, but fortunatly for me, I got my car for free from a friend of mine who was PCSing away. I was known for my car. I loved my car to death, I installed my own body kit to it I even installed a new muffler. I had a white s14 sylvia with black rims, and damn this car was fast. This was probably the most fastest car I had the oppurtonity to drive. Unfortunantly, that is not a good thing for a first time driver. Everytime I see another Sylvia, I reminence on the memories i had with my car. Well I no longer have my Sylvia because i totaled it by drifting into a pole going up hill. The police investigation stated that i was going 40km but im pretty sure i was going 80km.
Assignment: Create an image with a message.
Process: I took one of my old works and uploaded it to Photoshop. I then created another layer for the text.
Story: Well… the title is from a quote I remember from a friend of mine. He once said, “Imagine a world without art. It’s not possible, because art is imagination.” I’m not sure if he quoted another person, but I associate that quote from him. What connects him and his quote to this assignment is, when I first created the image above he had given me the idea of my perspective on beauty. The message above is from artist Ralph Waldo Emerson, and I felt that his message really fit well with the photo.
Assignment: Create your own Pokemone card using a pioneer.
Process: I uploaded a prime card into photo shop. I then erased all the characters aspects. I continued to create multiple layers to add the photos and the text.
Story: Vannever Bush’s Hp is 80 because he lived to be 84 years of age. He evolved from MIT because he graduated there. His first attack is a refrenece to the power of the atomic bomb. His second attack is based off of memex. If you take a closer look on the top-right corner, you will see a small image of magneto. That image is there because i believe they look alike, and it has no particualr refrence to anything relevant on the matter of this pioneer.
Photo taken from: http://www.google.com/imgres?q=vannevar+bush+memex&hl=en&sa=X&gbv=2&biw=1366&bih=444&tbm=isch&tbnid=Xlc1kgZ0hMLocM:&imgrefurl=http://macean.com/observation-who-is-vannevar-bush/&docid=CA5FN1Sn6irytM&imgurl=http://orion.ipt.pt/~jpramos/IT/imag/retr_VannevarBush.jpg&w=504&h=605&ei=5TguT_XpN-TEmQX-lvzMDw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=223&sig=114278597279794481863&page=5&tbnh=131&tbnw=100&start=92&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:13,s:92&tx=37&ty=49
Assignment: Create a Minimalist travel poster based on a movie using the pioneers.
Process: I used photoshop to create this. I used a total of 20 layers in photoshop to complete this project. the first ten layers were used to upload each and every individual picture. i then cropped and erase the pictures to allow them to fit. the next ten layers were used to create the words using text. nothing fancy, just time consuming.
Story: The inspiration that lead me to create the elite 8, was from my indescision to pick a single pioneer. so i decided to use all the pioneers and our professor (mainly cause he asked me if he could be in the project.)
The assignment was to create a triple troll quote. This is a project where you take a photo of a pioneer, then add a quote from another person, but label the quotee as another person. The thing is, you can’t just pick any name, you must relate all the names together somehow.
Using photo shop, i uploaded the image of Norbert Weiner. I then created two more layers. On the second layer i created the gradient background using colors black and white. The last layer, i created the quote using text. Simple photo shop steps, nothing fancy.
I used a photo of Norbert Weiner, Bill Gate’s quote, and Marco Casalan’s name. I chose Norbert because he is a pioneer of cybernetics, and he is a famous childhood prodigy. I then chose Bill Gate’s quote, “Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll be working for one.” I chose his quote because he is a genius that a lot of people work for, and he has changed the world today by his ingenious innovations of technology. I chose Marco Casalan because he is another childhood prodigy. Marco is currently 9 years old and he is the youngest Microsoft systems engineer in the world. He ties into Bill Gate’s quote, because I have a feeling I might end up working for him.