Web 2.0 — Bottom Line Concepts

I’ll be presenting to a group of ed tech educators here in Raleigh/Wake County later today about Web 2.0., and then taking it on the road as a workshop next week at Pennsylvannia’s ed tech conference, PETE & C.

I’d like to work through some of the underlying concepts that I see as being unique to these new tools. Here are a few. Please comment or add as you see fit.

  • Valuable content is increasingly rising out of an ongoing and growing conversation.
  • The organization and flow of information increasingly depends on the behavior of the people who use it.
  • People are beginning to dynamically connect with each other through their content.
  • Traditionally, information flowed in one or two directions. Through the new Web, content flows in a variety of directions that depend on the behavior of those who produce the information and those who use it.
  • Through Web 2.0 new information constructs are possible — interactive and community contributed documents that tie in with dynamic and independent digital libraries of web resources, and the more formally published ideas of thinkers and journalists in the field — and none of these people need know each other.

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.