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The "101" Department: Friends, Trolls, and Superpokes: Is Your Shelter Ready for Social Networking?

Chances are, you’re already doing it—and if you’re not, someone may be doing it for you

Chances are, you’re already doing it—and if you’re not, someone may be doing it for you

At a tech conference in March, Ethan Zuckerman, a fellow at the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, told attendees that the Internet was invented so that physicists could share research papers. But Web 2.0, he said, was invented so that people could share cute pictures of their cats.

Unless you’re a physicist who happens to be browsing through a copy of Animal Sheltering, Zuckerman’s theory (while somewhat tongue-in-cheek) should excite you. Web 2.0 is the new way of the Net, and if there’s any group of people out there who have plenty of cute cat pictures, it’s animal shelter and rescue workers.

If you got lost around the line about Web 2.0, don’t fret: Web 2.0 is not some complex new computer code system or web page design product.

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