Friday, February 09, 2007

Friday fun for Feb 9, 2007

I've got something a little different for today's Friday fun. If you're only interested in laughing like crazy, you might want to look elsewhere, like here, perhaps.

Today, I'm posting links to two videos. Neither is really "funny" so I'm straying a bit from my own guidelines on what a Friday fun piece should be.

But this past week, I've been working a fair bit on trying to establish just what is meant by the term Web 2.0, especially around how the software tools and on-line communities that it's spawned can be used by communicators in their day-to-day activities.

So both of the videos I've got try to explain what Web 2.0 is.

I've posted them together because they also demonstrate how powerful a presentation can be in helping you make your point. Or more accurately, how two presentations on the same subject can be so different.

The first video is a fairly complete overview of Web 2.0, based on the information contained in the now somewhat-dated Wikipedia entry on Web 2.0, as of Feb 23, 2005.

It's a bit dry but it covers the topic. If you're up-to-speed on Web 2.0, you might want to skip this first one and just go straight to the second video.

To watch this one, click on the picture below, or use this link to YouTube.

The second video covers some of the same ground, but does it by demonstrating, in a creative way, the power of the new software. I think you'll agree that it's a lot more powerful and makes you appreciate just how significant some of these advances have been as we've moved from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0.

To see this one, just click on the image below, or go here to watch it on YouTube.

So what do you think? Which version do you prefer? Post your opinion in the comments and we'll see which style appeals to TheDailyUpload readers.

And what the heck, just to make sure you're not too disappointed in my Friday fare, here's a guitar video, just because it's Friday. "Come Together" seemed appropriate, given that the Beatles and Apple have finally settled their trademark differences. Hopefully, we'll soon see the Beatles music available on ITunes!

Have a great weekend!

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