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*This page provides a general outline to assist in the organization of research topics related to your assigned Web 2.0 Application.

Table of Contents

I. what is Intodit?
II. What is a Wiki?
III. What is Web 2.0?
IV. Other forms of 2.0 applications
V. How to create an intodit
VI. Demonstration of Educational Value
VII. Real World Application
VIII. How Intodit is used Internationally?
IX. How Intodit Relates to other Applications
X. References

Web 2.0 Formatting Examples:

1) Plurk

2) Facebook Chat





I. What's intodit? 

Intodit is a relatively new wiki started on the web.  It was revealed and started in the year of 2008.  Two names, into and edit, were meshed together to create the name, "Intodit."  It is a tool on english that we can take help from.  One can create their own wiki with help from Intodit and in many different languages. The primary version that Intodit has created is free, but a new version is currently on the way.  It is private and it is gaining more possibilities than ever before. There is the risk of vandalism to both of these wikis, wikipedia and intodit, but in intodit you may easily access the history of previous saved pages in the event another user changes your page you may instantly revert back to the previous version.

Intodit is a legible and clear wiki to work with.  It contains a clean and simple design that gives you a clear picture of what the wiki has to offer.

This source also contains instructions that explains what to do when creating a wiki.  The instruction is very simple to understand, therefore it only takes a few minutes to create. A few pages are attached that allow the most common questions and answers to appear.  This kind of help makes understanding Intodit to the fullest much easier when questions arise.

When building your wiki, Intodit allows you to choose your own background, whether this contains colors, patterns, or pictures.  Another positive feature that Intodit offers, is one that can allow you to express your interests.  It is a personal wiki that shows others exactly who you are as a person.  They offer a function that give you the option of choosing categories that you are interested in.  They offer this function because it makes it easier to find friends that have the same interests as you.  You can also create your own widgets.  Some of examples of these could be...

  1. Movies
  2. Pictures
  3. Music

When using Intodit within schools, experts say that RSS should be used.  It is an important function within school context.

 (http://publicering.se/wiki/index.php?title=Intodit)

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II. What is a Wiki?

The expression wiki, means that something is easily translated fast. In other words, it is a searchable website where the content can be edited or changed in a simple way by the user. You can also publish new information or create your own headlines which are instantly published on the website.

"Wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. Wiki supports hyperlinks and has a simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages on the fly." http://wiki.org/wiki.cgi?WhatIsWiki

Wiki's are most often used because the majority of them are free and their information is easily accessed by the world. The downside to the sites being so easily accessed is that the information can be misleading due to those who place incorrect information on the wiki.  There are however, 75,000 "hot authors" that have the job of adding information, and maintaining the integrity of the website.

Different situations in which wikis can be used:

Referencebook

  1. Data bases
  2. Projects
  3. Blogs
  4. Communities
  5. Education platforms
  6. Notebooks

 Examples:

  1. Projects -- One can change or switch documents with your friends in an easy and fast way. One also has the capability of giving feedback if it appears to be neccesary.
  2. Community – A place were people with the same interests can meet and and discuss their thoughts.
  3. Notebook – A book that is personal that can be reached from any point in the world.

Wikis are all factbases that the world can take part in and learn from. They are also used to save important information. An example of a famous wiki is the following:  www.wikipedia.org

Wikipedia is one of the most used wiki programs. It can be used around the world with versions in over 100 different language. However, the information found on wikipedia is sometimes placed there by ill-informed civilians causing the site to be untrustworthy at times. On the positive side, having and sharing opinions from around the world can also be informative and therefore beneficial.

To have the capability of creating your own wiki a wikiprogram must be installed on your computer.


III. What is Web 2.0?

Intodit is a 2.0 application. The following information is an explanation of that application:

The term Web 2.0 is referred to web applications that allows for interactive information, user-centered design, and interaction on the internet.  Examples of Web 2.0 include web-based communities, web applications, social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, and blogs. A Web 2.0 site allows its users to interact with other users or to change website content.  This contrasts with non-interactive websites where users are limited to only viewing information that is provided to them.

Web 2.0 applications are becoming more popular everyday. It is not uncommon to see a person spending their time checking a facebook page as opposed to watching television these days. Some interesting facts about these new web sites and networking web 2.0 sites are that on average there are over 37,500 blog posts per hour and collectively over 5 billion minutes spent on facebook each day world wide. The popularity is very evident due to the fact that the total time spent on social networking sites has increased by 82% over the past year.

Intodits allow participants to interact with the people around them through a variety of topics.  Groups are made throughout the wiki which others can vote on making your group more popular than before.  People are also able to sign up for contests/surveys that have prizes as their reward.  http://www.killerstartups.com/Web20/intodit-com-create-your-own-group
Like other wikis, one has to sign up for an Intodit in order to participate with everything that it has to offer.  Someone is not able to get into Intodit without first creating a username and password.  Go to this website to create your Intodit page now!  http://www.intodit.com/users/new

The following website is known as "The Official Intodit Help Group."  http://help.intodit.com/forums/42  With this website, users can become more knowledgable with the Intodit program which will help them to use it to the fullest.  They allow both questions and discussions to be held that answers any question that viewers may have.  It also allows them to understand what you can and cannot do within an Intodit.

You might wonder what is web 2.0. Web 2.0 is something that we use every day  and covers a wide range of applications from YouTube to blogging I have found a great video that explains how web  2.0 works, how  we interact with it and how web 2.0 is made. In the video Andi Gutmans a co founder of Zend. Zend is a company that builds web 2.0 applications that are flexible a more efficiently. Here is the link hope you check it out I believe it will help you better understand what is web 2.0.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LzQIUANnHc

As I have been reading more and more about web 2.0 one thing keeps popping out at me and that is that the technology for the web 2.0 is not new but they have begun to reformat it so the end user can be more interactive with the sites. They have designed new ways to arrange sites and make it more efficient so we the end users can get more from the internet than ever before.

Just so that I can get my point across of how many sites we use are web 2.0 here are some of the major one you might recognize; Squidoo.com, YouTube.com, MySpace.com, Del.icio.us Technorati.com, Digg.com, Flickr.com, Blogger.com. These are only a few that use web 2.0 and to fully understand it you have to just use them. So that you can see how things are made more user friendly.
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IV. Other forms of 2.0 applications

Facebook

Facebook is a social networking site. Since September 2oo6 can anyone with a valid email address become a facebook user.  The user can send messages, add friends and become members in different networks and groups. To day is it over 400million user over the whole world.

Mark Zuckerberg funded Facebook in 2004 while he was a student at Harvard University. In the beginning was only Harvard students allowed to use Facebook. The site expanded to other colleges  in the Boston area. In 2005 it expanded to other countries like Australian and Mexico. Facebook has acooperation with some companies like Itunes.

With the sale of social networking website MySpace to News Corp on July 2005, rumors surfaced about the possible sale of Facebook to a larger media company. Zuckerberg had already said he did not want to sell the company, and denied rumors to the contrary. On March 2006. Facebook reportedly declined an offer of $750 million from an unknown bidder, and it was rumored the asking price rose as high as $2 billion.

The members can create profiles with photos,contact information etc. Communicating with firiendsand others users can be trough private messages and chat. User can also join grubs and network.  

Facebook collects as much data from its visitirs as google and Microsoft.

Wikipedia

Jenny Stiernstedt writes in DN 2009-10-27 that Swedish Wikipedia endure approximatelly 330.000 articles written by 140.000 users. But only 1.000 persons are really involved in the encyclopedia.

Furdur she explain that Wikipedia is a encyclopedia that writes by its own users. Anyone can create an article or correkt what has been written there. Of all Wikipedias users does the majority only one or two edits.

At wikipedia.se you can get help on swedish (you can choose another language to) with how you write a good article. You can also find how you correkt or erase something from someone else text. Wikipedia request that you only write thinks that you know arent false and thinks you have taken from reliable sources. You can get there help on how you refer to your source at Wikipedia. The want you to be as correct as you can when you refer to your source because wkipedia want to be a reliable encyclopedia

Jimmy Donal also called "Jombo" was born in Wales 1966. He is the founder of Wikipedia the free encyclodedia.

At Wikipedia subjects yor may not find in a ordenary encyclopedia exists for example toiletts in Japan. At the Swedish wikipedia site you can find wikidepias policy. What you may or may not write there. For example personal opinions, personal expreciences or personal arguments.

 http://www.dn.se/kultur-noje/nyheter/fakta-sa-funkar-wikipedia-1.983067

 http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Vad_Wikipedia_inte_%C3%A4r

 http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Kontrollera_fakta


V. How to create an intodit?

This website was made for users to upload facts and other information via wiki. Intodit.com allows you to organize your own Wiki with certain knowledge, discussionforum, and much more.

To sign up, go to the Intodit.com homepage and click on the link that states "sign up", then follow these simple steps:

  • Create a username
  • Insert a password
  • Provide an email

Now, click on the link that states, "create a wiki."  Here the user will choose a category for their wiki, a title, a short description, and keywords that make your wiki available in the searchlist for others to see. Furthermore you have a last window in which you write down the address for your wiki. You will see to the right if your address is available or not.


VI. Demonstration of Educational Value

How to use intodit as an educational tool

  • Intodit is a great way for a teacher to spread information.
  • It also easy for students to find information quickly.
  • It´s a great communication tool beacuse it is easiley accessible. As as a result of this it will save the teacher time and energy when they are handing out assignments.
  1. When students are absent, they can acess the information they have missed.
  2. Intodit can also be used when the students have to call in sick, and the parents are also informed. This allows the teachers to have a clear view of the class attendence.
  3. Intodit can be used as a tool when working as a group. The students will have all the information avalible at the same place, and in the same format. Its easy to get and user friendly.
  4. When the students have larger assignments to hand in, it is easy to post them on an Intodit page. The teacher will have them easy accessable and will not have to keep track of several papercopies. This will also save the envoirement.

Intodit is a great tool when you want to advertise your school. It is a whay to reach potential students and compeat against other schools. When a class has a fielday, or a sports event, Intodit can be used to post pictures and posting information about what has happend. This is a way of strenghtening the school spirit through pictures and comments from the students themselves.  Intodit is a digital window to the rest of the world


VII. Real World Application

-This section will include 3 Lesson Plans for each Elementary, Secondary, and Post Secondary levels. One out of the three needs to be STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) related. 

-An additional section under this heading will provide information about how this application can be used in a Business/Industry Setting.

Educational Lesson plan

Ethics and morals exercise- Crime scenario

 Overview

This lesson will allow the students to discuss morals and values. The students will be given a fictional scenario with five different crimes that they will have to rate from, what they believe, is the worst crime to the least severe.

 Objective of exercise

The objective of the exercise is to give the students a chance and practise in expressing their opinions.

 Purpose of exercise

The purpose of the exercise is to create a discussion between the students, and create a respect for others opinions and values.

 Procedure

 Introduction – Present the exercise and go through the different scenarios with the students_._ Make sure everyone is clear about the different crimes and what differs them from each other. Give each student a copy of the crime scenario so that they can work individually.

 Part 1 - The students individually perform the scenario and rank the five crimes from worst (1) to the least serious (5).  

 Part 2 – When everyone is finished, or the assigned time is up, divide the class into groups and have them come up with a group solution to the scenario. This step is more important than step one, and encourage discussion and give more time for this step. Encourage a group compromise in order to reach solution, in immature groups there is a risk that “loud” students hijack the discussions, and the more quiet students just follow, this can be prevented by going around and asking “why” and “what if”, and bringing out all the group members different opinions.

 Step 3 – Gather the class and compare the different group solutions. Again encourage discussion and ask questions like “why” and “what if” to get the students to elaborate.

Crash – discussion about prejudice

Director: Paul Haggis

We will watch the movie “Crash” and then we will sit into groups and have a discussion concerning the film and prejudices. Here are some questions to think about before, during and after the film:

 1. Some film critics think that the characters in “Crash” are

too stereotypical – more archetypes than human beings.

Explain what is meant by this argument.

2. In one of the first scenes we meet Peter (Larenz Tate) and

Anthony (Chris Bridges, a.k.a. the rapper Ludacris). A

film critic wrote about this specific scene in the Boston

Globe, and thought that instead of exploding racial

clichés, the scene “really just reinforces ones we already

live with.” What does the critic mean?

3. The character (film director) Cameron (Terrence

Howard) gets offended on set by his producer. What

makes Cameron so upset?

4. A Swedish critic (Nöjesguiden) wrote that “Crash” is

about lonesome people but still not isolated people. What

does that mean?

5. The same critic mentioned the scene where police

detective Graham (Don Cheadle) first calls his girlfriend

white and then Mexican. Why do you think the critic

found this scene interesting?

6. Hanson’s (Ryan Phillippe) chief – the police

commissioner – does not want to make a big thing out of

police Ryan’s (Matt Dillon) racial behaviour. Why?

7. A film critic wrote in the Washington Post that Haggis

“humanizes” Ryan’s character, which shows that “racism

and nobility can exist in the same man.” What does the

critic refer to?

8. Why does the Los Angeles district attorney (Brendan

Fraser) worry so much about the fact that the two men

who carjacked his Lincoln Navigator were African

Americans?

9. A film critic wrote in the New Yorker:

“Crash is about the rage and foolishness produced by intolerance, themutual abrasions of white, black, Latino, Middle Eastern, and Asian citizensin an urban pot in which nothing melts. The characters run afoul of each other …”

What does the critic mean?

10. Why cannot the Iranian shopkeeper Farhad (Shaun Toub)

understand why someone (they who trashed his store) has

written “Arabs” on the walls?

11. The New Yorker-critic also wrote about “two daughters

who save their fathers.” Which daughters?

 12. Finally, what did you think about the movie, and why?


VIII. How "Application Name" is used Internationally?

-Provide examples and/or information about how this application can be used in countries outside of the United States.


IX. How "Application Name" is used Internationally?

-Provide examples and/or information about how this application can be used in countries outside of the United States.

X. How "Application Title" Relates to other Applications

-Questions to consider: How does this application compare to the competitors? What are some unique uses of this specific application?'

XI. History

-Questions to consider: How was the application developed? How does the application work? Are there any ways to use this application alongside others?


VI. References

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