2009 OmniUpdate User Conference

Navigating to Success with the Ever-Changing Web

March 30, 2009

Presentation Materials
  • PowerPoint Presentation (21MB)
Contact Information

Mark Greenfield

Director of Web Services
Mail Drop: 109 Norton Hall
Office Location: 454 Porter Hall
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, N.Y. 14260
Phone: (716)645-2811
Fax: (716)645-7761
Email: markgr@buffalo.edu


It’s a new dawn. The next generation of the web is approaching. A web that is accessed more and more by mobile devices—anytime, anywhere. A web where it is just as easy to create content as it is to consume it. A web connected through syndication rather than links, and where more and more, the user is in control. Mark Greenfield will focus on the future direction of the web and the implications for higher education web professionals. Topics will include the mobile web, converging technologies, the read/write web, rich media, and Web 2.0. Mark will challenge the audience to take a step back and think long term about the social and cultural changes from emerging technologies and the new opportunities for communicating and providing services to our constituents.

Recommended Books

Web Resources


The End of Print

The World Network

The Web as the Platform

E-mail is So Yesterday

The Read/Write Web

Filter Failure

The Real-Time Web

The End of the Web Page Paradigm


The Mobile Web

Exponential Change

Getting Started

  1. Start using IM and Text Messaging
  2. Learn how to use RSS (Bloglines, Netvibes)
  3. Participate in the Blogosphere (WordPress, Blogger)
  4. Get expereince with social sites (del.icio.us, flickr, YouTube)
  5. Join some social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, Ning)
  6. Experiment with the new stuff (Twitter, Second Life, Yahoo Pipes, FriendFeed, Plaxo, Flock)

Training (Video Instruction)