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Lesson 2 Modern Web Technologies

• Crowdsourcing – a task ordinarily performed by one person is outsourced to a large group or community
• Collective intelligence – the ability of a group to exhibit a greater degree of intelligence by solving problems collaboratively compared to the intelligence of an individual member
• Ajax – enables Web applications to interact with users in much the same way they do with desktop applications
• Wikis – Web pages that can be viewed and modified by anybody with a Web browser and access to the Internet
• Folksonomy – tagging of online content so non-technical users can classify and find information
• Web feed services – content publicly available to users via Web feeds (e.g., RSS, Atom); syndication
• Podcasts – audio/video digital-media files distributed through Web feeds to subscribed users
• Semantic Web – Web data that is contextualized with the addition of machine-readable metadata
• Mashups – Web pages that integrate content and scripts from multiple Web sites to create new applications
• Social networking – the grouping of individuals with common interests or goals into specific groups or communities
• Social networking sites: • Generally provide privacy protection for their users • Are not responsible for the content that members post • Can be used as a business tool by helping members establish business contacts, post résumés and find jobs
• Instant Messaging – computer-based method of communication in which users can type and view messages sent to one or more recipients and view the responses immediately
• Text messaging – users type short text messages from mobile phones
• SMS gateway service that allows you to send text messages to an instant messaging (IM) service, the World Wide Web and desktop computers
• Windows Remote Assistance • Allows a user to seek assistance from another person in a remote location • Runs on Windows systems
• Blog (short for "Web log") – a collection of personal thoughts posted on a public Web site
• Trackback – a blogger receives notification when other bloggers link to his or her blog entry
• Microformats – allow bloggers to incorporate information from Web sites into their blog entries
• Unified communications – a business trend that seeks to simplify and integrate all forms of communication
• Convergence – the integration of telephony and data networks and technologies
• Presencing – a status indictor that conveys a person's willingness and ability to engage in communications in real time
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