Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Web 2.0 event in Birmingham

Back by popular demand, new location, the Commercial, Legal and Scientific Information Group invites you to:

Web 2.0 - the truth behind the hype
Monday 18 January 2010, Hammonds, Rutland House, 148 Edmund Street, Birmingham B3 2JR.
Doors open 6pm, 6.30-8pm

What is web 2.0 and what isn't it?

[Web 2.0] is an "architecture of participation" -- a constellation made up of links between web applications that rival desktop applications, the blog publishing revolution and self-service advertising. This architecture is based on social software where users generate content, rather than simply consume it, and on open programming interfaces that let developers add to a web service or get at data. It is an arena where the web rather than the desktop is the dominant platform, and organization appears spontaneously through the actions of the group, for example, in the creation of folksonomies created through tagging." Wired magazine, 2005

"The promoters of Web 2.0 venerate the amateur and distrust the professional. We see it in their unalloyed praise of Wikipedia, and we see it in their worship of open-source software and myriad other examples of democratic creativity. Perhaps nowhere, though, is their love of amateurism so apparent as in their promotion of blogging as an alternative to what they call 'the mainstream media.'" Nicholas Carr on his blog Rough Type 2005

So who is right? In this seminar Karen Blakeman, Independent Information Trainer and Consultant at RBA Information Services, and Phil Duffy, Information Services Manager at Hammonds LLP will debate the pros and cons of using web 2.0 tools and technologies. This event was sold out and highly rated by attendees in London earlier this year.

There will be a networking reception after the event.

All seminars are £10 for CLSIG (and ALLICE) members, £15 for non-members and half-price for the unemployed. To book or for more information please email events@clsig.org.uk.

Cheques should be made payable to CLSIG and sent to Irena Valouchova, Denton Wilde Sapte LLP, One Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7WS or DX242 City. Please note that refunds are only available up to a week before the event.

Travelling details:http://www.hammonds.com/Default.aspx?sID=259&cID=952&ctID=11

CLSIG website: www.clsig.org.uk

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