The Power of Web 2.0 is all-consuming. Being a Software Engineer, I spend more than half of my “Waking Life” online – be it at work, checking mails, social networking, blogging or reading aggregated content! Linking up is “in” and Syndicated content is the new buzzword.
I recently started using RSS Feeds to keep myself abreast with content that I want to keep track of. I agree that I’ve been a tad delayed in getting onto the “Feed”-Bandwagon, but what the heck, better late than never. I prefer to use a Web-based Feed aggregator as opposed to a Desktop one, simply because I can use the former from office.. or anywhere else! Google Reader is an easy to use Web-based feed aggregator (Frankly, its the only one I’ve tried!) and like all other Google’s services, it is very simple and easy to get started with.
Also, I transferred the content from my older blog (at Blogspot) to this one here. I found the Import process pretty convenient to use and WordPress.com’s Import Functionality worked wonders. I guess they have to, if they want to increase their share of online Real Estate (at least as far as Blogging is concerned).
Content is no longer restricted. Neither is it restrictive. With the advent of Wikipedia and free information-sharing, Knowledge is ubiquitous and to steal a page from Adidas’ slogan-book, “Unknown”, apart from Impossible, is NOTHING! I can’t think of a better way to end this post than this video I came across at KK’s Blog – it beautifully expresses The POWER of Web 2.0 & the fact that I can so easily embed it in this blog and share it with you all is further testimony!..
It’s a video by Professor Michael Wesch of Kansas State University and became one of the most popular videos on YouTube. It clearly express the power of the Internet as a medium and how (in KK’s words): “unshackling the data from the formatting has enabled a whole new paradigm of internet usage.”