An Introduction to Podcasts

What Is Podcasting? Podcasting has been described as “a method of publishing files to the internet, often allowing users to subscribe to a feed and receive new files automatically by subscription, usually at no cost.” [1]. Podcasting is a relatively new phenomena becoming popular in late 2004. Some of the early adopters regard Podcasting as [...]

An Introduction to Microformats

Background This document provides an introduction to microformats, with a description of what microformats are, the benefits they can provide and examples of their usage. In addition the document discusses some of the limitations of microformats and provides advice on best practices for use of microformats. What Are Microformats? “Designed for humans first and machines [...]

An Introduction to Wikis

What Is A Wiki? A wiki is a Web site that uses wiki software, allowing the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked Web pages, using a simplified markup language or a WYSIWYG text editor, within the browser [1]. The key characteristics of typical wikis are: The ability to create and edit content [...]

An Introduction To Mashups

What Is A Mashup? Wikipedia defines a mashup as “a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool” [1]. Many popular examples of mashups use the Google Map service to provide a location display of data taken from another source. Technical Concepts As illustrated in a video clip [...]

An Introduction To Web 2.0

What Is Web 2.0? Web 2.0 is a term which is widely used to describe developments to the Web which provide an emphasis on use of the Web to provide collaborative and communications services, as opposed to a previous environment in which the Web was used primarily as a one-way publishing tool. Web 2.0 also [...]