How to explain web 2.0 to zombies

19 09 2008

Here’s Tim O’Reilly’s rather neat summing up of web 2.0 in terms that zombies and web 2.0 newbies (2.0bies?) can easily understand: http://de.sevenload.com/videos/SsY1kjS-Blogpiloten-Tim-OReilly-erklaert-Web-2-0.  (don’t be put off by the German site, the video’s in English). While we’re on the subject of zombies, Commoncraft do a great range of short ‘plain English’ educational videos on web 2.0 tools and trends. I could put one of their useful ones here but, instead, here is their video on how to spot zombies in plain English. It’s worth it for ‘arms…grabby, legs: limpy’ alone:





Proof that you can find out how to do just about anything on the web

22 08 2008

Brought to you by WikiHow, a ‘how to’ wiki encyclopedia: http://www.wikihow.com/Put-up-your-Hair-in-a-Pompadour. I had a go, but I think trip to the barbers may be in order! Seriously though, if you’re looking to find out how to do something fairly specific or esoteric, sites like wikiHow are a good place to start as they collect practical knowledge from a wide range of people; the odds are there will be someone with the same interests as you who’s submitted a piece on whatever it is that you’re trying to do. HowDoYa is another good place to look for instructions as it’s a search engine that specifically looks for ‘how to’ web articles.