Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Presentation on Privacy and Web 2.0

Presentations for the June ECU Library 2.0 Training day are now on the Wiki.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Blogging coverage in Iran elections

I wrote back in November 08 about the political role of blogging in the Maldives election of 2008.

Now in Iran the New York Times live blog is doing a good job covering the Elections and getting on the spot information from bloggers on the ground there:

The wider issue of Iran and blogging is covered in Antony Loewenstein's The Blogging Revolution, Melbourne University Press, September 2008, 9780522854909

Here's a link to Literary Minded interview with Loewenstein on Crikey last year

This quote from the interview seems very pertinent today:

"When visiting a country like Iran – a population of 70 million, the majority under 30 years old and millions of web users – it’s immediately clear that solely relying on state-run media isn’t an option"

Monday, 1 June 2009

What is Google Wave?

Google's new Web 2.0 killer app is coming later this year: Google Wave.

Here are some links I've found that help explain what it's all about:

10 reasons why Google just reinvented online communication

Google Wave: A Complete Guide

"Google Wave is a real-time communication platform. It combines aspects of email, instant messaging, wikis, web chat, social networking, and project management to build one elegant, in-browser communication client."

Could Google Wave Redefine Email and Web Communication?