Daily Archives: September 1, 2008

New Addition to Recommended Reading List

I’ve added Ellyssa Kroski‘s Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals to my Recommended Reading list.  Even though it’s written for librarians, it’s a good introduction to web 2.0.  She has chapters on the following:

  • web 2.0
  • blogs
  • RSS and newsreaders
  • wikis
  • social bookmarking
  • photo sharing
  • social cataloging
  • video sharing
  • personalized start pages
  • social networking software
  • vertical search engines
  • social news
  • answers technology
  • virtual worlds
  • productivity tools
  • podcasting
  • mashups

I do have a couple of objections to her classifications:  (1) She included Second Life in a book on “web 2.0.”  To access Second Life, you have to download their software; it cannot be accessed on the web (i.e., by using a browser).  Therefore, in my mind, it doesn’t belong in this book.  (2) She included Ning in a chapter on “Mashups” when it clearly fits under social networks.