Posts Tagged ‘Web 2.0’
June 26, 2009
A post by Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle from the Web 2.0 Summit predicts extension of many of the existing tools to a more pervasive and organized internet and social media. “Web Squared: Web 2.0 Five Years On” describes the future of:
- search using speech recognition
- data subsystems
- making structured data out of unstructured data
- Sensor-based applications, such as, voice recognition on mobile devices
- Photosynth, Gigapixel Photography, and Infinite Images ( synthesize 3D images from crowdsourced photographs)
- The Rise of Real Time: A Collective Mind – we are moving toward having everything in real time, not just music, videos and books
- sensor-driven purchasing
However, change is moving so quickly, how many of these predictions will be reality in the next six months. Perhaps what will take 5 years is the integration of the platform, the apps and devices to become pervasive.
And how will all this filter into healthcare. iPhone apps for health care are just beginning to develop. I’m sure that more are on the way. What we need is a follow up article on the vision for Health 2.0 five years on.Share this:
March 20, 2009
The Krafty Librarian brings up some great points about how enthusiasm for Web 2.0 can lead to its misuse and potential failure. She cites how using the term makes something new and exciting even if it is not the right tool for the situation. Another example is launching a tool just because it is Web 2.0 but without a specific purpose, such as, creating a wiki without a specific goal for the stakeholders or having few interested in adopting the tool. In IT we often refer to this as a solution looking for a problem rather than identifying a problem and the looking for the appropriate technology to solve it.Share this:
March 19, 2009
Came across a new online magazine and toolbox – the Web 2.0 Magazine. Lots of blog postings on a variety of topics but lacking dates. Its toolbox includes a small catalog of web 2.0 tools and hopefully will grow with tools and reviews. Industry events includes several related to cloud computing, such as Private Clouds.Share this:
March 10, 2009
From a blog on the UK Guardian, a report from the Emerging Tech conference includes Tim O’Reilly’s world view and how much of Web 2.0 is getting it wrong. He recommends:
- Work on something that matters to you more than money.
- Think about how to create more value than you capture
- Build a simple system – let it evolve.
- Be friendly to those who extend you.
Great advice and fits well with a healthcare approach to Web 2.0/Health 2.0.Share this:
March 3, 2009
In a post on RxInformatics, an article on the printing costs of the NY Times is cited. Basically, it costs more to print the NY Times than to give its subscribers each a $350 Kindle. Even with this price tag, a brand new device for delivering the news costs less than the paper and print for news. Personally, I would be glad to have an Amazon Kindle. This would be a mega-deal for both parties involved. Some might think that not all subscribers would accept the Kindle but I think adoption would be quick and likely outpace Amazon’s ability to produce and deliver.
What are the implications for health and medical publishing – offer an ebook to all medical students? Phase out medical publishing which is largely electronic already?Share this:
November 24, 2008
I came across several resources today in no particular order:
- New York Times Magazine on Visual Literacy lead me to Wikipedia on the topic
- Many Eyes – a visualization site from IBM
- Guy Kawasaki’s website with his books and presentations on start ups
- Health 2.0 from a diabetic’s perspective on year later
October 10, 2008
There are many Web 2.0 applications but a few which can benefit physicians directly are:
- RSS feeds from their favorite medical journals or news sources. The ability to scan many article titles quickly for those of interest can help them sort through medical information overload. Using an RSS feed from a Medline search is another way to bring in the latest publications on specific topics of interest.
- Social networking among physicians. Within3.com has the best product, I think. They have a private network with private or public groups which allow discussion and profiles for physicians and other healthcare professionals using real names instead of screen names. And they don’t sell their information. Can be used for case consultation or to get introduced to other physicians who may help with a difficult diagnosis or treatment.
- Google Maps and other mashups. Can be specifically to map disease outbreaks.
This are just a few places clinicians can start. More to follow.Share this:
September 9, 2008
In the NY Times Magazine this week, there is an article titled, I’m So Totally, Digitally Close to You. Two terms to remember:
- ambient awareness
- parasocial relationship
Read on.Share this:
August 14, 2008
In an article from the Financial Times titled, “Driving Business the Web 2.0 Way“, David Lavenda from WorkLight, discusses the advantages of Web 2.0 in business. Acknowledging several problems in businesses such as a dispersed workforce, he suggests that Web 2.0 tools like iGoogle and social networking can distribute critical news and events, open-ended, customizable, easy-to-use web tools, such as web-based gadgets to manage information from enterprise applications, and secure social networks for communication.Share this:
July 31, 2008
I just presented on this topic and posted the slides on SlideShare.net.
Here are links to some of the sites which were referenced:
- Tim O’Reilly on Web 2.0
- Oracle Wiki
- Google Reader for RSS feeds
- Everything is Miscellaneous
- The World is Flat