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.

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