Hello everyone ! Its good to see you guys here again!! this week I will talk about how can web 2.0 tools assist with your own personal productivity.
Web 2.0… What is it’s usage and what is the difference between Web1.0 and Web2.0? Well, this is a commonly asked question to someone who might not know about the term “web2.0″. However, those who didn’t know what’s the definition of web2.0 might have already use it on a daily basis. Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Wikipedia, Youtube, and even WordPress is a part of the Web2.0 family.
According to wikipedia, “Web 2.0 is a concept that takes the network as a platform for information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design,and collaboration on the World Wide Web. A Web 2.0 site allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in asocial media dialogue as creators (prosumers) of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to websites where users (consumers) are limited to the passive viewing of content that was created for them. Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups and folksonomies.“
Web 2.0 enhancing personal productivity
Social media plays a big part in nowadays digital environment, online presence is now more and more important. From my personal research and analysing those data. I have came up with some Web2.0 tools that are useful and has been used by me inorder to achieve good productivity.
Great tool for academic research, finding useful references, and published books. Throughout my bachelor degree, google scholar is the second most useful reference source other then library. Its keyword search engine using google spider is just easy to use and accurate.
Useful tool for editing and creating documents online and also collaborating with others in live. Offers free storage and web-based office suite. I have been using google docs as a collaboration tool during my studies, almost every group that I have been a part of choose to use google docs as the main media of exchanging information. The reason is obvious, it is cheap and productive.
Signing up on Line
For the second part of the weekly activities, I have sign up to an instant messaging application named LINE.
Apparently, it is similar to whatsapp that offers functionality such as messaging, sending cute icons, and calling. However, the interface and stickers provided inside Line is a lot more cuter than whatsapp. It allows me to upload gallery and sending video and voice messages, which is quite useful on irritating my friends. Amazingly, it has a feature similar to Facebook’s Timeline that allows me to check on my friends’ updates and albums. I am also capable of posting my own status using this application. Overall it has been a great experience using this application and I will continue using it from now on.
(An example of Line’s interface)
Thanks for spending your time on my blog, I will see you next week!