Some Technology Definitions
Blog:
Blogs are often thought of as online journals. However, there have been many enhancements to blog platforms and they can be much more than a journal. Blogs can be a place to store information, share information, create links, etc. The difference between a blog and a wiki is often that blogs often have one author, while wikis can be edited by numerous people. For more information, please view the video in the link below...

http://youtu.be/NN2I1pWXjXI


Podcasting:
Podcasts are audio files that are often streamed over the internet. They can also be downloaded to ipods or any other MP3 player. For more information, please view the video below...

http://www.commoncraft.com/podcasting


RSS:
Short for "Really Simple Syndication", RSS is a web publishing technology that allows end users to automatically receive new digital content from the provider. For more information, please view the video in the link below...

http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english


Social Networking:
Social networking is the process in which certain people, groups or communities with similar interests come together to share information and resouces. For more information, view the video in the link below...

http://youtu.be/6a_KF7TYKVc



Social Bookmarking:
A method for internet users to store and share their favorite webpages. This can be done by using certain internet sites, such as Diigo.com. Once you become a member of a site like this, you can store all your favorite webpages on the internet. You can also "follow" other users, such as friends or colleagues. You have the option to join groups with similar interests as you and view any pages that the group has bookmarked. The best part is that all your bookmarked sites can be accessed from any computer...not just the one you bookmarked it on. For more information, view the video in the link below...

http://www.commoncraft.com/bookmarking-plain-english


Web2.0:
A term associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web.



Wiki:
A collaborative website which can be directly edited by anyone with access to it. For more information, please view the video in the link below...

http://youtu.be/-dnL00TdmLY