West Virginia Higher Education Technology Conference

It’s the End of the Web as We Know it Redux

September 29, 2008

Presentation Materials
  • PowerPoint Presentation (18 MB)
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


A seismic shift is underway. Exponential change will make tomorrow’s technology unrecognizable. The mobile web is making always on — always connected a reality. Prosumers are driving the move from Mass Media to My Media. The weapons of mass collaboration have laid the groundwork for the Participation Age. It’s no longer about one-way communication to an audience. It’s about two-way conversation with a community.

It’s time to rethink a few things.

Completely updated for 2008, this award winning presentation will focus on the (r)evolution of the web and the implications for higher education web professionals. A review of the latest trends will be followed by strategies on how to fully leverage the full potential of emerging technologies.

Recommended Books

Web Resources


The End of Print

The World Network

Virtual Reality

E-mail is Sooo Dead

The Read/Write Web

Information Overload

The Web as the Platform

The End of Walled Gardens


The Mobile Web


Concluding Thoughts

  • From Gutenberg to Gates to Google (… and beyond)

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)