Posts Categorized: Web 2.0

The OCDE Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Digital Natives?

I wonder how many social researchers are thinking about The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Digital Natives – Blog? About The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA): Are students well prepared for future challenges? Can they analyse, reason and communicate effectively? Do they have the capacity to continue learning throughout life?… Read more »

Public Sector Information and Web 2.0

Tobias Escher has posted What Web 2.0 means for Public Sector Information talking about a number of challenges to the way governments provide their information (visibility, competition, control and license) and providing some basic steps government should take in order to make Public Sector Information 2.0 (provide structure formats, leverage the wisdom of the crowds,… Read more »

Social Scalability and Web 2.0

Graham Attwell introduces me the concept of social scalability as a key issue to manage Web 2.0 tools. Wikipedia defines scalability as In telecommunications and software engineering, scalability is a desirable property of a system, a network, or a process, which indicates its ability to either handle growing amounts of work in a graceful manner,… Read more »

Web 2.0 challenges the tools for rating quality of health information on the Internet

During these months I have been working hard on Health and Web 2.0. I have visited many web sites looking for the main features about interaction among different healthcare agents, multimedia contents and “expert” and “lay” knowledge. I haven’t found many sites who care about formal quality. That makes me think about the concept of… Read more »

Another theoretical blueprint of web 2.0

My first approach to theoretical blueprint of Web 2.0 was Informationalism and the network society: a theoretical blueprint of Web 2.0. Via Fabio Giglietto Facebook I have noticed about an articled written by David Beer and Roger Burrows titled Sociology and, of and in Web 2.0: Some Initial Considerations. Abstract This paper introduces the idea… Read more »

Towards a Social Science of Web 2.0 – Health and the Internet: still Web 1.0

During last week (5-6 September) I was attending to the Towards a Social Science of Web 2.0 conference at the University of York. It was a wonderful meeting because on the organization and the participants who met there. There are many bloggers who have been covering the conference. Thanks to all of them, specially ICTlogy… Read more »

Informationalism and the network society: a theoretical blueprint of Web 2.0

I have been working on my Wiki putting some notes about “Informationalism, networks, and the network society: a theoretical blueprint” written by Prof. Castells (Castells, M. (2004) The Network Society: a cross-cultural perspective. Edward Elgar, MA). Prof. Castells defines Informationalism as “a technological paradigm based on the augmentation of the human capacity of information processing… Read more »

Doctors and the Web 2.0?

Google Health Advertising Blog has posted Doctors and the Web 2.0 talking about White Paper “Physicians and Web 2.0” done by Manhattan Research: Manhattan Research is a healthcare market research and services firm, laying the foundation for strategic planning for global pharmaceutical, biotech, device and diagnostic, and life sciences companies. Manhattan Research guides clients in… Read more »