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Web 2.0 is revolutionizing the way people interact and collaborate online. I have compiled a list of my favorite Web 2.0 applications for 2006. Some have been around for awhile others are new. All of them are greatly improved over their first releases!
Please feel free to check them out and let me know what you think about them. If you think there is a Web 2.0 application that does something better than the ones listed here or can think of one that should be on my next list, please let me know.
Top 5 Web 2.0 applications:
Digg is an online social bookmark program with an incredible interactive rating system. Users can submit any website they find and give it a “digg”. It then goes into a “holding bin” where others can give it more “diggs” or “bury” it. If your submittal gets enough points it will be moved to the “popular” category where it will go on to much fame!
Rollyo takes web searching to the next level by allowing you to search for something within a self determined set of web sites. You can save your custom searches for later use. Rollyo allows you to search using others custom searches as well.
Flickr is quite possibly the best online photo management system. Flickr allows you to share, print, email and look at your photos in way you would have never imagined. In addition flickr allows you to easily access services that will print, make dvds, posters, slideshows and even postage stamps of your photos!
Along with Pandora, last.fm is a great music web radio that learns what you like. last.fm allows you to customize your searches, write notes about the pieces and keep track of others favorites as well. last.fm also has a wiki interface that allows you to search article information, bios and other interesting facts about the music. For an interesting use of displaying last.fm check out my sidebar.
Tecnorati is a search engine focused on blogs. It has a “favorite system” and tracks who links to what, how much something is listed and where things are being blogged about. Technorati has quickly become the best search engine for blogs and blog content online.
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018. As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.
He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries. He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.
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