Social computing in 22 seconds

Here’s a 22-second run through of a recent presentation I created on ‘New Technologies’ – ie social software/web services etc.

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I used images and everyday activities in order to build rapid bridges between the audience and the technologies. (The presentation slot was 35 minutes.) It also meant that the content and audience engagement could be flexible. I’m guessing here, but I suspect that most new developments could be slotted into the structure fairly easily.

It took a long while to prepare and it seems a shame to have given it only one outing. A friend suggested making it into a YouTube movie, but it would be fossilised in time. Not sure whether it’s a good idea or not.

Any thoughts?

Getting to grips with new technologies

Helene Blowers at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County has created a 23-step induction programme into new technologies: Blogs, Photos & Images, Mashups, RSS, Newsreaders, LibraryThing, Search, Tagging, Folksonomies, Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Wikis, Web Applications & Tools, Podcasts, Video, Downloadable audio, including eBooks.

I’ve blogged about it at IWR. If you’re unsure of any of this stuff, dive to the appropriate lesson and enjoy!