Web 2.0 in action

new orleans katrina

This would not have happened without Web 2.0.
Last summer I took a day-long bus tour of New Orleans’s lower ninth ward. The tours were part of the annual conference of the Education Writers Association. We drove through neighborhoods and stopped to look at some demolished schools. We visited some recovering schools and talked with their principals about their challenges: political, logistical, and financial.
I posted a set of on Flickr, the social networking site built around user-contributed photos. Yesterday I was contacted by a magazine asking permission to use one of the classroom photos to illustrate a story about New Orleans schools. I was happy to let them use it, particularly since it’s an education story. The story is online today. Here’s the piece


One Response to Web 2.0 in action

  1. […] Baker (Education PR) shares a great story that shows the power of Web 2.0. A year ago, while he was attending a conference in New Orleans, he took some great photos of […]

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