An issue I would further want to research is, internet privacy. I want to learn whats out there and what I have to do to keep myself safe while surfing online. Recently some tech-geek created a new way to accurately find someones address through an XXS malicious code-which is able to obtain the MAC address of your router, which then can be used in Google Maps to find the coordinates of your location-all while you are sitting in you pajamas surfing the web without your notice. I want to learn what is being done to provide security and safety to online web 2.0 users. And I also want to learn more about what happens with tags and why some tagged content on one specific site are viewable on other websites even with a embed restriction-for example a video.
Web 2.0 is the web browser which allows the internet user communicates and collaborated on the World Wide Web. Web 2.0 gives it user luck of opportunity to communicate with each other by uploading, blogging, sharing comments on the social networking website. Before we had web 1.0 which changed and now it developed into web 2.0 which make the internet process faster and lot easier. With the development of web 2.0 we see huge rising social networking websites such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and many others.
We began today’s class by finishing our discussion of the changes in music production and distribution from last time. Here’s the text from the slide I showed with short summaries of each of the 3 articles we read on this topic — each author’s name links to the article. Remember that your blog posts should include a short summary of the reading you choose to write about.
• In this article Malitz reviews the Radiohead album “In Rainbows,” which was initially available only from their website as a free download.
• Elton, a former music industry executive, discusses the many services that major record labels offer to support their musical artists.
• Jones explores the growth in popularity of music groups on independent record labels, using the Arcade Fire album “The Suburbs” as an example.
For the rest of the class we discussed Web 2.0. Below are the words we wrote on the board when discussing the 2 articles we read (click to see a larger version of the image):
And here’s the text from the other slides we viewed during our discussion:
1. Conversion to digital (both text and non-text media) –> ability to INTERACT with these media
2. Issues w/participatory media?
• Organization (findability)
With the development of web 2.0 you see a huge rise in social networking sites. Facebook and Myspace have grown so huge that I feel like they are a little out of control. When Facebook first came out it was great, Nice and simple, easy for people to use. It was right to the point. Now it is flooded with advertisements and stupid games and some just really dumb fan pages. I can see why there are advertisements, they help pay for everything, but where is the limit. All these games that people have created are pointless. I don’t understand why grown adults are so into Farmville. It is a waste of time in my eyes. These games were all developed by just everyday people. Without Web 2.0 those people wouldn’t have been able to develop something so simple that everyone would be able to see. I like simple straightforward web pages. Some pages are very creative and well put together but can just be too much. Pages like wikipedia are nice when the information you are reading is correct but there is really not that much fact-checking going on. When you do find something though it can be really useful info.
The use of Web 2.0 has changed the way we research on the internet, making this process easier and faster. Wikipedia is a great tool in the educational field since it has an infinite amount of information that is free for the public. I think that it is a great invention in the world of technology since it’s easy to create post and share any information that we need and that is accessible. Google is another tool that we all have use at least once in our life, it is a fast and precise method to research and to find unlimited information on the web.
Web 2.0 changed the face of the internet in various ways, some rather more dramatically. Before Web 2.0 we had Web 1.0 which where sites like Encyclopedia Britannica (we were encouraged to use this in elementary school)-where information has been verified, accurate and stored on the web, unlike Wikipedia which is considered Web 2.0 is a networking site where anyone can add to existing information. Web 2.0 engages two servers, it allows interaction, feedback, tags, and comments on uploads on the internet, it can be accessed and saved by anyone, some examples would be blogger, flickr and massive social networking site facebook. Web 2.0 is also an easy way for companies to interact with their customers, sites such as ebay uses the method paypal where two customers interact through credit card payment.
Web 2.0 has been a profit for companies such as google adsense, if a specific blog is getting tremendous amounts of views and feedback-google will retrieve that and request to add advertisement in that specific blog site (of course both the advertiser and the blogger will make profit). Other ways Web 2.0 is used is –Google Earth and Google Docs (allows files to open and be shared with anyone-PDF files for example). My brother actually uses a web 2.0 content-a networking site called myport80, it allows students to interact and discuss research of their own and others, participate in research forums, share photos and interact with teachers and professors. Web 2.0 has indeed created a major “networking platform” but only because users add value; without them Web 2.0 is nothing!
Reading: Web 2.0 (Wikipedia), Baker