Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Web 2.0--A New Frontier for Museums?
The latest issue of AAM's Museum News features an article about Web 2.0, a new generation of web-based sites and tools that focus on social networking and interaction. MySpace, YouTube, Flickr are all Web 2.0 applications, and are some of the new venues that museums are exploring as ways to reach out to new audiences. What do you think of these applications as gateways for museum experiences? Has your museum established a presence on any of these sites? Many museums are finding success, but there are also issues with control over the content that gets tied to museum postings through comments by "visitors." How can we explore this new frontier without risking our accuracy?