I shall be giving a presentation for the Berks, Bucks and Oxon District of CILIP next week on the “The Reality of Web 2.0”. The date and time is Tuesday 4th March 18.00 for 18.30 and the venue Great Expectations, 33 London Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 4PS www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=471801&y=173139&z=0&ar=Y. BBOD meetings are free and open to all with a professional interest in the topic. Refreshments provided afterwards.
The name of the venue is appropriate given the topic! I shall be looking at how far, or even if, the technologies have actually delivered in terms of improved productivity and usefulness. The publicity blurb is as follows:
“Now that the hype of Web 2.0 ‘stuff’ has died down, how useful has it turned out to be in practice and what impact has it had on the way we work? Karen Blakeman reviews the successes and failures and will look at applications such as Facebook, Second Life, start pages, social bookmarking, Twitter and Slideshare. Where do they fit on the Gartner hype cycle: are we down in the trough of disillusionment, or slowly making our way up the slope of enlightenment to the plateau of productivity? “
The event is free but please inform Norman Briggs, BBOD Events Co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
or Chrissy Alcott, BBOD Chair Chrissy.Allott@berkshire.nhs.uk if you plan to attend.