Yesterday, I had my first TECH 637 class. So today, I’ve asked myself if I had learned something and what I had learned. And my answer to the first question is absolutely, yes! I think that I’m starting to know more about all the concept of Social Media, its importance and scope nowadays.
In class, I really liked when we tried to define the concept and made a graph/mind map about how we can connect the concepts of Web 2.0 (a must reading article if you want to clarify your mind about Web 2.0 and its evolution, link here “What is Web 2.0” ), Enterprise 2.0, Social Networking Sites and Social Media. Because all these are connected in this world and we should try to understand the relationships.
Another point or idea that really impressed me is all the issue about harnessing collective intelligence and its range. Tim O’Reilly, in the article I mentioned and linked above, present Web 2.0 as a “global brain”. He gives some examples such as Wikipedia (where an entry can be added by any web user and edited by another) or del.icio.us or Flickr (that have pioneered the “folksonomy”, to subject indexing systems created within Internet communities).
Here it goes, what our instructor Mihaela, said: ‘Everyone is a content creator’.
Again citing the article: ‘The world of Web 2.0 is also the world of what Dan Gillmor calls “we, the media,” a world in which “the former audience”, not a few people in a back room, decides what’s important.’