Tag Archives: web 2.0

Delicious-Library 2.0 is sooo cool!

6 Oct

Hi guys, i just came across with Delicious-library 2.0… Do u all familiar with this new web 2.0 tool? Its sounds similar with delicious but Delicious library 2.0 is a visual version and have more functionality other than Tagging any website… From the blog i read with the heading DELICIOUS MONSTER, it is a tool which acts as an inventory for putting all our stuffs up such as  Catalog your books, movies, music, software, toys, tools, electronics, & video games. The interesting this about it is how it works… You just hold almost any items in your hand in front of your webcam and it capture, then the Delicious-library 2.0 can detect the UPC which allows the picture and the price of that partcular object will be automatically recorded… It downloads all the relevant information of that particular item from the internet… And all our items will be displayed on photorealistic shelves as shown below.. Its makes us remember what are the things we had…

Delicious actually has a lot benefits. Some of them:

Let say if someone stole our things and we want the insurance company to pay for those item but they need exact items list, how are we going to list every single items we hav had.. But with Delicious-library, its quite easy to do that… as i mentioned it will keep all our stuffs so that it might be useable if something happen in the future as a platform not only for inventory,  but can become sorts of catalogs or we can even sell things from here… since it is represented products to our customers or friends…

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As the blog DELICIOUS MONSTER refers to how it can be used for Loan books, I was thinking that this tool can be useful as propose tools for QUT library but as I read the article again, I guess it only suits for individual used.. Let say If i loan a book from the QUT library and the due date is on 23 december, so on the due date, Delicious library will shows pop up to remind me about loan due date.. If QUT library used this tools as there are thousands of students to loan the book and every single user, this tool will pops out everyones loan due date, this will be painful isnt it… Yeah but for sure I really like this delicious-library 2.0.. It allows us to download and try it! if u like it, u can purchase the from the blog it self.. It will be useful and fun… What u guys think?

Google Doc makes my life easy

26 Sep

Hi guys, now its been my busy week. Just Imagine how all my assessments items squeeze due onto the same week.. Most of works relies on group works and team management…So I have to organised every document in a single location? One problem I always have was I kept on forgetting to carry my hard drive and have to go back and forth my house and Uni to take it.. But One tool that helps me.. You know what? Yes! its Google DOC... I upload all my documents there and I dont need to worry about my storage drive anymore… Sooo Sooo Easy…. So I can edit the document from anywhere… I even dis my works while i was in the restaurant, internet cafe and anywhere that has internet access… I make folders for each of my course units and add documents into it… Similar way how you add your file into folder in your storage drive…

I also can share the document that I have created among all my team members to enable them to edit and save it… When you open the Google Docc, at the top right hand corner of the toolbar, you can see the word “Share” then expand it… Click on invite…. Then you can add as many email address as you wish to allow them to access the same documents that you are working on…This is a good application for collaboration between team members in doing project documentation… The last one who updated the document, the username will be shown at the top at a stated time.. Easy right?Look at the sample below how I categories my folder in..You can look at column Folder/Sharing… e.g Jeff to 5 collaborator means Jeff had invited me to share his document with 5 more users to enable us to edit and save…

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Try them up! We don’t need to install it as this is one of web 2.0 Technology.. The best thing is it is free…

Business Web 2.0 Tools and Application

14 Sep

Its just the right time to reveal some of the web 2.0 tools which might be useful to be used in business. The web 2.0 will allows the user participations especially the employees who work in your company. Most of the these web 2.0 tools below can be embedded into any platform for shortcut rather than open up each independent applications. The integration of these tools is possible by using API… Some of these platforms are Blog and websites. The benefits of having these tools: we can increase our networks; for company/organisation perspective, increase in networks means capable of getting more customers, allows feedbacks about a certain products and allows the company staff to talk directly to their customer. Isn’t that amazing… Furthermore, Business 2.0 tools allows staffs in company to manage their tasks and more efficient in doing their work especially in team work environment where there are lots of collaborative tools out there which aids the task activities…. Here some of the tools you can download from go2web2.0, I hope it will be helpful to you.

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Eight Core Patterns of Web 2.0

21 Aug

With reference to my blog post  “Companies Implementing Enterprise 2.0” , I have introduce some companies/organisations such as Woolworth, Nasa and Oracle moving to Enterprise 2.0 to become more transparent in providing information to public viewer for the purpose of improvement in customer service or outsourcing a research data for global knowledge and etc…   Then i discussed about the SLATES (Search, Link, Authoring, Tag, Extension and SIgnal) and how it guides companies to create Enterprise 2.0. I reckon for public education, it is worth noting the Eight core patterns of Web 2.0 listed in the report of  O’Reilly Radar Report titled Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices refer to Dion Hinchcliffe’s introduction. Here i will discuss briefly how the companies i mentioned in the  “Companies Implementing Enterprise 2.0″ relate to this core pattern. Okay here are the eight core patterns defined by Dion Hinchcliffe in the ZDNET blog:

  • Harnessing Collective Intelligence: Sometimes described as the core pattern of Web 2.0, this describes architectures of participation that embraces the effective use of network effects and feedback loops to create systems that get better the more that people use them.
  • Data is the Next “Intel Inside”: A phrase that captures the fact that information that information has become as important, or more important, than software, which has become relentlessly commoditized.
  • Innovation in Assembly: The Web has become a massive source of small pieces of data and services, loosely joined, increasing the recombinant possibilities and unintended uses of systems and information.
  • Rich User Experiences: The Web page has evolved to become far more than HTML markup and now embodies full software experiences that enable interaction and immersion in innovative new ways.
  • Software Above the Level of a Single Device: Software like the horizontally federated blogosphere (hundreds of blog platforms and aggregators) or the vertically integrated iTunes (server farm + online store + iTunes client + iPods) are changing our software landscape.
  • Perpetual Beta: Software releases are disappearing and continuous change is becoming the norm.
  • Leveraging the Long Tail: The mass servicing of micromarkets cost effectively via the Web is one of the primary “killer business models” made possible by the Internet in its present form.
  • Lightweight Software/Business Models and Cost Effective Scalability: Everything from Amazon’s S3, to RSS, to Ruby on Rails are changing the economics of online software development fundamentally, providing new players powerful new weapons against established players and even entire industries.

From the eight core pattern of web 2.0 above, Nasa and Woolworth have all the features above. I will explain each of them below in sequence order:

1. Harnessing Collective Intelligence

From the article mentioned in the pdf file of Online information 2007 pdf document, Woolworth has provide the user participation (business users) for testing their web platform to get feedback about the usability to make the system better especiallyif more people using the same system.On the other hand. for Nasa,the user participations towards developing research data and decisions-making by getting response from professionals globally such as scientist, communications engineer and general public through social networking software and web 2.0 tools becomes crucial.

2. Data is the Next “Intel Inside”

Rather than using sophisticated software or platform, that IT stuff doesnt matter anymore. for Woolworth and Nasa even use free social networking to deliver information. So information is important now than software.

3. Innovation in Assembly

Woolworth and Nasa have used web 2.0 tools to provide data and services which can be used and embedded all in one platform..

4. Rich User experience

Woolworth portal allows user to customised the interface according to the roles and tasks they performed easily. In Nasa point of views, as it is joint venture with google, it has allow users experienced to explore the journey to moon, mars. earth through google applications such as google Earth, Google Mars, etc…Through web 2.0 tools, users can provide a feedback about this explorations for future requirements.

5. Software Above the Level of a Single Device

From the reference above, both Woolworths portal and Nasa have changed the software landscape with lots of varieties..

6. Perpetual Beta

By implementing enterprise 2.0, the IT systems that was functional in Woolworth / Nasa company for outputting information through the system architecture will be disappearing with the new existing  social networking software or web 2.0  technology runs over the internet.

7. Leveraging the Long Tail:

As the information is delivers faster hence indirectly the market will become wider from the internet.. The traditional ways of business models utilised by both companies before was considered obsolete.. Now the business model has gone through paradigm shift which is focusing on the user knowledge rather than relying on technology/software which has increase competitiveness globally. This will lead The mass servicing of micromarkets cost effectively..

8. Lightweight Software/Business Models and Cost Effective Scalability:
Nasa is using socialcast as a collaboration tools to be used in the View Postworkplace. Social cast is consider lightweight software and cost effective scalability…

Is Twitter useful or waste of time? Share your thought.

8 Aug

Most people already familiar with Twitter. As i am a twitter’s user i personally love twitter because it allows me to know what my friends are doing and i could share what i am doing in every moment of my life. e.g If Isend a message telling about im gong to set up a party next week and inviting all my friends, the same day i will receive more than 20 replied on the same topic. It helps me to identify who is coming over to my house… It is also pretty useful for selling stuffs to people, i always use it  as an alternative instead of displaying them on ebay… Real time and much faster having customer…

So i dont think Twitter is waste of time because we can get benefits out of it… I have watched the tv show of David letterman saying Twitter is just waste of time. lets watch it:

We can talk in Twitter about Business, talking to friends about projects, Selling or buying stuff and we can get feedback easily about our product or Twitter helps us to identify what will happen in the future.. e.g twitter has personalised topic about earthquake so that people will get informed about it… Click here to join twitter earthquake

Best Practices for Businesses on Twitter

8 Aug

Twitter is a powerful program which allow us to share information to the world in every second. But how we can use them for businesses.. Twitter or also called as Macro Blogging useful for company success. It becomes a communication platform between company, customer, vendor and those who are interested about the company. It is more quickly to share information. As individual who work in a particular organisation/company, they can use twitter to tell stories about their company how great, dissappointing  with their business.

Twitter allows us connects to customer in real time environment and possibly they would inform about how good or bad our product. Therefore we will get feedback faster and we can provide immediate respond right away or use for future planning. We also can inform any updates that our company has made e.g if  you are working in shopping centre, you can update to people there will be great party or event coming up. In this way people will be inform directly and most people would probably interested in this information and come to your shopping centre. Easy right!! Twitter could be one way will help our business to excel…

How twitter works?

Anyone /company don’t know how to use Twitter, i have provide a video explaination what Twitter is and how it works here (This video take from commoncraft:

Best practices for business on Twitter:

(taken from Twitter101):

Think about Twitter as a place to build relationships:

1. Include in your Bio and/or custom background the names (or @usernames) of the people twittering from your company account. It’s also a good idea to include additional contact info, like email addresses.

2. Listen regularly for comments about your company,   brand and products—and be prepared to address concerns, offer customer service or thank people for praise.

4. Use a casual, friendly tone in your messages.

5. While you shouldn’t feel compelled to follow everyone who follows you, do respond to some questions or comments addressed to you.

6. If you like a particular message, retweet it. People often appreciate the sharing and amplification of their ideas, so look to retweet cool stuff.

7. Post links to articles and sites you think folks would find interesting—even if they’re not your sites or about your company.

8. Make sure your tweets provide some real value. You know better than we do what is valuable, but here are few examples to spark ideas:

  • Offer Twitter exclusive coupons or deals
  • Take people behind the scenes of your company
  • Post pictures from your offices, stores, warehouses, etc.
  • Share sneak peeks of projects or events in development

9. Don’t spam people. Twitter’s following model means that you have to respect the interests and desires of other people here or they’ll unfollow you. The most common way to run afoul of that understanding—and to thus look like a spammer—is to send unsolicited @messages or DMs, particularly when you include a promotional link.

10. Of course, if you run an account that focuses explicitly on sharing exclusive coupon codes or sale information, you’re probably just fine posting promos. But tread carefully, and consider explaining in your bio or background how the account work.

So hope you will practice these tips for setting up twitter which might help for your business… Goodluck guys…

Twitter as broadcast media and allow integration

7 Aug

Twitter as broadcasting news

Twitter can contain up to 140 characters.. Basically we can write about what we are doing and express every moment of my life… According to Evan william from his video below Up to 60 000 people would see what we write in 1 second. Most people normally report what was happening and broadcast updated news immediately to people such as a person were twittering and talked about maybe an earthquake might happen tomorrow, everyone in twitter will see that and might consider the news will be true. Therefore this will make twitter as broadcast media, where one message will go to everyone.

Integrate Twitter in other platform

Twitter can be integrated into other platform or interface via api (application program interface). About 2000 software has  integrate Twitter such as in Mac and handphone. Most people used Laptop and Mobile phone to get into Twitter so that it is portable and they can update messages while walking, shopping, in toilet and in general everywhere where internet access is possible..

Take a look at this video by TEDtalksdirector. Evan William explains alot more on using Twitter:

How Web 2.0 assists our personal productivity

6 Aug

Web 2.0 tools help people collaborate,communicate, and save time—and the good news is most are free.  Here i got some resources to show how we can improve our personal productivity.  Karen Greenwood Henke has a great tips about it this… Fantastic!… read them for more information…How ever i will summaries them up in my own words.and from my experienced using some of the web 2.0 tools mentioned below…

Use RSS for News updates

Now Its easy to get updates with news from any website you always read from..Every browser now has feeds that you can easily subscribe. Its easy to do.. First you open any website that contains the news you always read…You can see RSS subscribe button somewhere on the page.. Click on that.. Then it will be stored in your feed directly. The website will automatically send to you feed any updates they have.. Isn’t that easy??? Yess it is… 🙂 .. You can just check your feed and u dont have to open the website anymore…

Use WIKI and Google Doc for sharing your document

Google DOC and WIKI are web based documents thats allows us to share the same document to multiple number of users to enable them to update from anywhere and anytime…Google DOC ranged from words document, spreadsheet and presentation slides.. Wiki is a great collaboration tools for group works that entice more participations between team members.  Since  all tasks will be done online, you no longer need to keep you files in home PC/laptop /storage devices…We just need internet access to open our document…

Use BLOG to start dialogue with your community

Blog is similar to website which allows us to put all our contents and information online which publish in a very easy way than website.. It allows participants to enter comments on each post  and enable us to provide platform for public dialogue or closed discussion for a small group of professionals working together..

Use Delicious for BookMarking

I have experienced using Delicious before.. What it does is Delicious allows us to tag any website to bookmark them for our future reference… This will be useful for the purpose of searching any content/information faster especially for researcher who always dealing with search engine to find resources. It allows multiple users to tag and the tag can be categorised and organised easily through  Delicious…

No more Computer desktop

As we combine all the above web 2.o tools, we are no longer need computer desktop that stays in the office and we can portably work from anywhere with our laptop.. All we need is just organised all these tools by signing Google, Yahoo or AOL to create our personalised desktop with access to all of the other tools such as email, alerts an RSS aggregator, documents and more…

Wiki becomes university platform for Documentation

4 Aug

Today i was researching about some assets for my multimedia project then i was typing “wiki” on the address bar. i was using QUT server anyway. I was expecting a wikipedia home page to appear but what it shows was “wiki.qut.edu.au”. I browse the page to know what it is.. I realised that QUT has setup its own wiki. Most of the QUT members and staffs have been using this wiki for making documentation and exchanging information within a group of people. This shows how the university become transparent in information. What i mean here is i am from Faculty of IT but in the wiki, some documentation from other faculty such as faculty of Law is shown…

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Therefore the used of wikis have influenced organisations especially in the workplace and now being used for academic purposes. People no longer dependent on blog and email but have wiki as a platform which provide more simplicity and saving a lot of time for doing works especially editing documents. Thanx to Wiki

Build Community Online and Having Personal Branding

29 Jul

I really amazed about some bloggers have successfully build a community with large networks through online and blogging can be consider as part of their career. Look at the blog http://sachachua.com,You all have to see how this lady(Filipino) from Toronto have made blogging as part of her daily routine. She is an Enterprise social computing consultant at IBM. She helps Companies to use web 2.0 to help people improve their productivity and to collaborate more effectively. She wanted to help anyone to develop his/her passion, skills and network through blogging. She said blogging can help us to grow our networks. Through blogging ,she could find job, get promoted and getting clients easily. All we have to do is blogging.

The way she build her community was by keeping in touch with her friends lists from most of the known social networking platform such as twitter, yahoo messenger, Contact from facebook as well as exchanging information and contacts with other bloggers through her blog http://sachachua.com/wp/. I read one of her post: whenever she travelled to any country, before she departed, first of all she will collates all her friends list any social networking websites e.g When she goes to Malaysia, she will try to find any chatters and friends lists who stayed in Malaysia and she will contact them see if they want to meet her while she is in Malaysia. This made her network increases from time to time as she met friends in any part of the world through her blog.  She linked all her social networking websites as shortcut at the sidebar of her blog so that easy for her to manage them.

Sacha chua blogs regularly and writes about sort of activities daily. Other than providing help for enterprise 2.0 and She provides some tips in the contents of how to do stuff in the field such as Cooking, presentation skill, communication skill and etc…

Other than web 2.0 and enterprise 2.0, he also provides helps to people about cooking, presentation and communication skill, Generation Y, books and etc… She is awesome!

Another blog called “rock the job” helps students t0 understand the impact of social media on their careers. For those who are not familiar with the words “social media” here, it refers to as social networking site such as Facebook and Twitter. The blog shows some videos of “how to” get benefits from blogging.  In other words, Facebook, blogging and Twitter can help us  for getting new career or even to become a celebrity! Isn’t that amazing!… Some tips they talked about in the video was about how to build a name or having our personal branding through the internet. This can be achieved by signing up and registering our name in as many social networking sites available in internet, if possible with our name as a username..Then try to search our names through search engine. See how many of your names appear???  If you have build a personal branding, I am interested to view it… Just drop your name and your blog url in comment..