The shiny blog post about LD's Operational Meeting

A little incursion from LD into the Arts' blog - I'm sure nobody will mind!

These were the questions posted by all at the start of the meeting, because there were sweets:
  • the majority wanted to know what Web 2.0 is/what was Web 1.0
  • then the eminently practical 'how does it apply to me/my work/what can it do?'
  • and, for me, the nub of the matter - what should the University's Web 2.0 strategy be?
  • There were additional questions about twitter, social networking and social bookmarking - for these I suggest you can either start by looking around using the navigation on the left on these pages (and keep coming back, as it's a work in progress and I will be adding to it - indeed, send me the links you find and I'll add them).
My hope was to answer some of these questions in the presentation that followed - which you can find here:
We also recorded the feedback from everybody afterwards, so here's the live capture, broken into three listener-friendly parts, as follows:

1. Inward vs outward-facing blogs; Benefits (or not) of blogs (for finance); Twitter.

2. Web 2.0 and the University; podcasts and vodcasts; social networks and identity.

3. Ways to use blogs; Twitter (again); Identity (again); Wikis.

The sound files are well worth a listen and 'identity' seems to have been a key theme in the discussion and this is certainly a very big challenge with Web 2.0 software - public vs private, who owns the self-published data, and so on. The dialogue has begun, so please do add your own comments at the end of this blog and let's make sure it continues :-)


  1. Hi BillCan you tell us a little more about the debate about ownership of self-published data. I've not had the opportunity to listen to the audio links yet :-).

  2. Hi Tarsem, thanks for the comment - developments in technology have made this a central issue for us human beings, along with issues of identity. There's a quick indication of the argument here, where the writer seems to catch the nub of the Web 2.0 dilemma by saying "Hold on too tight to your content and no one knows it's there ... Let go of your content and you lose control over what happens to it..."


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