Web 2.0

Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, RSS, and More

Last night I went to a great presentation by Garrick Van Buren to the Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Information Science and Technology. He was terrific! I am killing two birds today by writing up my notes and sharing them with you and ASIST. So today’s Byte is an annotated bibliography of many of the resources Garrick mentioned on wikis, blogs, RSS, and podcasts.

WordPress – software to help you create/maintain a blog. As their site says, they’re “free, yet priceless.”

Garrick’s web site – includes links to various blogs, wikis, and podcasts, including Garrick’s podcast, First Crack

Technoratti – a search engines for blogs (aka the blogosphere)

Google Patent – we mentioned this last night, this is my favorite article on the topic

Audacity – open source audio recording for creating a podcast

Audio Hijack Pro – upgraded software for creating a podcast

Audioblogger – easy tool for creating poscasts, much like blogger.com for blogs

WikkaWiki – software to create a wiki (a wiki is akin to a shared blog)

MNspeak – operated by City Pages, it looks like part blog, part wiki, part old fashioned web conference

NetNewsWire – an RSS reader – for info consumers.

Feedburner – Helps you generate and track an RSS feed that you have created – for info creators

Trackback – this is the Wikipedia definition of Trackback, a concept that allows and tracks posts among blogs with a reduced chance for spam.

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