Web 2.0 - What's the Difference?

High Tech Hawaii April program to air on April 25th

University of Hawaiʻi
Hae Okimoto, 956-5023
Larry Wiss, 956-9393
Communications Officer
Posted: Apr 21, 2006

Is Web 2.0 the next big thing? And what is it anyway? This month's High Tech Hawaiʻi, to be broadcast on Tuesday, April 25, will give viewers a chance to learn about and understand the fundamental changes taking place via the World Wide Web as it shifts from a source of static information to a dynamic platform that enables new kinds of interpersonal interactions.

One of the challenges with tomorrow's concepts is explaining them in today's terms, and Web 2.0 is no exception. High Tech Hawaiʻi will feature two industry insiders who will help us explain, demonstrate and speculate about what Web 2.0 really is, what it isn't and what they think it will become. If you still think of the Web as just a place to get information, this month's High Tech Hawaiʻi will change your mind about the future!

This broadcast will be a milestone for the High Tech Hawaiʻi series in that the host and guests will participate from three different geographic locations using various Internet technologies. David Lassner, Chief Information Officer of UH Information Technology Services, will host the program from Washington DC via H.323 videoconferencing; guest Lucas Gonze, Webjay, XSPF, playlists at Yahoo!, will contribute from California via Apple‘s iChat; and guest Kevin Hughes, chief technology officer of ChipIn, will appear live in the UH Manoa Kuykendall Hall studio.

About High Tech Hawaii
Now concluding its 10th year of production, High Tech Hawaiʻi is a live monthly call-in show produced by the University of Hawaiʻi to shed light on high technology activities within the state. It airs live on the fourth Tuesday of each month during the academic year from 8 to 9 p.m. High Tech Hawaiʻi can be seen on PEG Access cable channel 55 throughout the state. It is cablecast live on all islands except Maui where it is tape-delayed. A live webcast is available anywhere on the Internet at http://www.hawaii.edu/hth/. During the live airing of the program, questions may be called in to 956-5670 from Oahu or 800-342-7949 (neighbor islands) or sent by email to hth@hawaii.edu

Web sites related to this program:
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is- web-20.html

For more information, visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/hth/