R: [SLED] SL and Web 2.0

Althea althea at ngi.it
Sun Feb 25 01:37:42 PST 2007

Thank you very much to you all for your help!

I think I will touch these topics:


1- A definition of web 2.0

2- Folksonomies and tagging (snapzilla  <http://www.sluniverse.com/pics/>

3- Blogging (BlogHUD  <http://bloghud.com/> http://bloghud.com/ )

4- Wikis and collaborative content (

5- Web 2.0 FROM Second Life (
<http://www.hackdiary.com/archives/000085.html> Flickr hack and
<http://blogs.electricsheepcompany.com/chris/?p=62> Slurlmarker)

6- Examples of collaborative content in SL. 


IMHO I think that surely Second Life has something that places it in web 2.0
environment. First, it’s much more like a service than a software in the old
sense of the term. Second, much of the content is user created in a
collaborative way (that is the sense of web 2.0). Third, it as a
potentiality derived from “hacking” the platform (if you look at flikr hack
you will understand what I am talking about) and activate the user as

However, I think that SL is not a web 2.0 service tout court. (It has
potentiality but it is not

Thank you very much to you all again :-)


Althea Dryke (SL name) 

Ines (real world name)



Da: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com
[mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com] Per conto di Mark Bell
Inviato: venerdì 23 febbraio 2007 20.49
A: SL Educators
Oggetto: Re: [SLED] SL and Web 2.0


>From Tim O'Reilly's compact definition of Web 2.0:

"Web 2.0 is the network as platform, spanning all connected devices; Web 2.0
applications are those that make the most of the intrinsic advantages of
that platform: delivering software as a continually-updated service that
gets better the more people use it, consuming and remixing data from
multiple sources, including individual users, while providing their own data
and services in a form that allows remixing by others, creating network
effects through an "architecture of participation," and going beyond the
page metaphor of Web 1.0 to deliver rich user experiences."

So yes I think SL as a whole is Web 2.0 but unless you have something like
Intellagirl's student build last semester where student built an environment
to rhetorically discuss their topics,  I might ease up on the term. 


On 2/23/07, Sarah Robbins <intellagirl at gmail.com> wrote:

It's interesting to me that we can refer to SL as a "Web 2.0" environment.
Of course, because it's participatory and distributed, the world as a whole
is certainly 2.0 but I wonder about individual locations. Any space where
visitors can't add to the space, can't create as well as consume, is outside
the 2.0 model if you ask me. Comments?


On 2/23/07, Dr. T. Michael Roberts < dr_haqiqah at yahoo.com
<mailto:dr_haqiqah at yahoo.com> > wrote: 

This sounds wonderful. Could you provide the SURL?

--- Beth Ritter-Guth < bethritterguth at gmail.com> wrote:

> I use an interactive classroom for Brit Lit; you are
> welcome to tour there.
> It combines all the Web 2.0 tools into one location 
> - a mansion - and
> students click on furniture and pictures for
> content.
> On 2/23/07, althea at ngi.it <althea at ngi.it  <mailto:althea at ngi.it> > wrote:
> >
> > Hello everybody!
> > Monday our staff will do a presentation in our
> university for showing what
> > you can do with SL.
> > Because our group is studying Web 2.0 issues, do
> you know some interesting
> > things to show? (I have in my mind to show the
> wiki, the blogs
any other
> > suggestion??)
> > Tanks in advance!
> >
> > Althea Dryke (SL name) 
> > Ines (real world name)

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