Back in the day (not MY day, mind you, but "the day" of other people I know), Ken Blanchard's One Minute Manager was a hot book. Leaving aside the idea of being able to actually distill management into 60 seconds and how advisable that may be, I do kind of like the idea of "1-minute" activities because so many people use "lack of time" as their excuse for not doing something. If it's something that could be done in one minute, then maybe they'd give it a try. So with that in mind, here's the first Web 2.0 Wednesday activity:
Come up with a one-minute presentation that will show someone how to use a Web 2.0 technology or some aspect of the technology OR that explains a Web 2.0 technology and how it works OR that persuades people to use your favorite Web 2.0 technology.
It could be a 1-minute method for signing up for a feed or a 1-minute technique for finding new blogs or commenting on a page in a wiki. It could be 60 seconds on the glories of RSS or why you can't live without Twitter or how podcasts have changed your life. It's up to you.
HOW you do this is up to you, too.
- You can write about it.
- You could record a screencast (try Jing if you need some screencasting software).
- Record a 1-minute audio.
- Record a 1-minute video.
- Create a PowerPoint presentation and upload it to Slideshare. You could even combine audio and PPT and turn it into a slidecast.
Or find some other way to present your Web 2.0 in a Minute idea. When you post it, be sure to save it to del.icio.us with the "web2.0wednesday" tag. You can also feel free to leave a link to it in comments here.
Let's see what you can come up with. This could create a great library of resources for others to use, too.
UPDATE:--To get you started with a few examples--Bud Deihl has a great example of Web 2.0 in a Minute using Jott, while Kevin has created a comic explaining Web 2.0. Also, check out Carla Arena's great video!