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How Web 2.0 Technologies and Innovations are Changing e-Research Activities

e-Science Institute Public Lecture
Prof. Mark Baker

Technologies of various types appear in waves. Some are taken up and are successful, and others die out quickly. These innovations include new hardware, operating systems, tools and utilities, as well as applications, and also, the way users interact with systems. The Web 2.0 arena seems to have been one of those areas that has taken off and changed the way we do things; not only on the Internet, but also via the Web. When Tim O'Reilly first coined the term 'Web 2.0' back in 2004, may of us thought the area being referred to was fairly empty, but since those days, the extent that people collaborate, communicate, and the range of tools and technologies that have appeared have dramatically changed the way we do things. In this presentation, we will look at the way Web 2.0 technologies have developed, and investigate their impact and influence on services, application, users, and overall usability.

Date and time: 
Tuesday, 16 June, 2009 - 16:00
60 minutes