Hot technologies like blogs, mashups, YouTube, Flickr, and social networking are among the most notable of new Internet technologies that are collectively known as Web 2.0. These technologies offer great possibilities for planners.
"The standard methods of outreach and collaboration that rely on traditional media, public meetings, mailings, neighborhood canvassing, and charrettes are not expected to give way anytime soon, but Web 2.0 offers creative ways to engage stakeholders who otherwise might be overlooked. Of the many permutations of Web 2.0, planners have begun to focus on several specific technologies: blogs, surveys, photo and video sharing, mashups, and social networking."
Thanks to APA/Planning Magazine