Brainstorming Web 2.0    (3NJE)    (3NK2)

Caption: Collage showing Second Life avatars and other Web 2.0 applications.    (3NK3)

What characterized the Web in the early 1990s?    (3NJQ)

Excitement. People were discovering new ways to use the Web for communication, education and outreach. It was a great time to be a Web designer! Then came the late nineties and the early “oughts”. Don’t get me wrong. A great deal was happening, though mostly tied to growth and adoption. Websites were being built and everyone was starting to use them. But the excitement of the early nineties had waned.    (3NJR)

What about now?    (3NJS)

After a remarkable period of growth and adoption, new “second generation” Websites and Web applications are hitting the scene and the excitement in the community is palpable. No one wants to be left behind. Everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon called Web 2.0.    (3NJT)

What does this mean for us?    (3NJU)

Opportunity. People are excited. People hear the buzz and see what other agencies are doing. NIH leaders want to jump on that bandwagon and ride it to its destination. But what is our destination? Where do we want to go?    (3NJV)

What are we doing?    (3NJX)

Two brainstorming sessions have been conducted:    (3NJY)

Another will take place at the California Association of Museums Annual Conference in Fresno, California in February of 2008. The results of that session will be documented here as well.    (3VMD)

The initial outcome of the NIH sessions is a simple list of ideas related to how we can use these new web applications and technologies to meet our objectives. These notes can be viewed here:    (3QTB)

A "Brainstorming Web 2.0" group has been created on LinkedIn. Join the experiment. Join now: {nid 3QUM} (Approval requires that your LinkedIn profile demonstrates your interest in Web 2.0, social media or Information Technology. HR recruiters are also welcome.)    (3VMC)    (3QUN)

Linkedin was selected because of the control it gives the member. You choose whether to make your contacts visible to other members. At the same time, you can contact other like-minded individuals. Forward the invitation to others!    (3QUO)

Defense Department working on a "net-enabled command capability"    (3W1I)

U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM), headquartered in Norfolk, VA, is helping to organize the many systems currently used throughout the department for "command & control" in a more Web 2.0 manner. The Joint Combat Capability Developer (JCCD) office is sharing the operational effort while the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is handling the technical portion. We need help in getting over the inertia. We're looking for better ways of getting to the Semantic Web than the all too current practice of tweaking client-server systems into "web-enabled" versions of themselves! Contact Dave Lamp at LinkedIn if you've got ways to help.    (3W1H)

Outcomes: Simple Ways to Use Web 2.0    (3NKG)

This section includes links to topics and examples of Web 2.0 applications and technologies. Each page will include a short description of the topic and a list of ideas as to how we might use these technologies. If you would like to enter another topic or example, please use the same page structure. Just click "edit this page" on an existing page, copy the content and paste it into your new page. Then change the details.    (3NSF)

Comments    (3OG6)

Please Note: Security related Policy at NIH/NLM currently prohibits access to many so called social networking sites including Second Life. This makes it difficult to access and explore the functionality other than from a home computer. Perhaps we could agree on a standardized statement that will permit members of this group to request a waiver to this policy for their own accounts? {nid 3O91} Comment made by RenateRoskeShelton Please help draft a /WAIVERreason.    (3OG7)

For more information, please contact Jim Angus (    (3NJW)    (3NMI)

Caption: NIH Office of Extramural Research: Funding for Research    (3NKM)