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SAMHSA News - July/August 2008, Volume 16, Number 4


photo of a young person sitting in a chair and surfing the Internet – for SAMHSA News cover story on the Homelessness Resource Center, Web 2.0, and CMHS programs What Is Web 2.0?

In the early days of the Web, individuals or organizations posted information, and users read it.
These days, the line between creator and user doesn’t necessarily exist anymore. That shift toward more collaborative use is called “Web 2.0.”

Coined in 2004, the term refers to the greater participation, creativity, and information-sharing that’s now possible online.

Instead of simply consuming information, users create it themselves and share it with others.

Examples of Web 2.0 sites include the user-created encyclopedia Wikipedia, the photo-sharing site Flickr, social networking sites like MySpace or Facebook, blogs, and now SAMHSA’s own Homelessness Resource Center at www.homeless.samhsa.govEnd of Article

Part 1: Homelessness Services: Web 2.0 Connects Providers Online

Part 2: Homelessness Services: Web 2.0 Connects Providers Online

Homelessness Initiatives 

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Inside This Issue
Homelessness Services: Web 2.0 Connects Providers Online
Part 1
Part 2
What Is Web 2.0?
Homelessness Initiatives


Returning Veterans National Guard Focuses on Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Vets Suicide Hotline Helps 55,000+ in First Year



HHS Secretary Taps Administrator for New Post

Administrator’s Message: To a Healthy Future

Recovery Month: Communities Gear Up for September

Update: Directory of Treatment Programs

Treatment Discharges: Latest Report

Sustaining Grassroots Community Programs

Teens and Substance Use
Parent Awareness of Youth Substance Abuse Varies
Underage Drinking: What Parents Need To Know
Tobacco Sales to Minors at All-Time Low

Smoke-Free Conference Policy

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SAMHSA News - July/August 2008, Volume 16, Number 4