[Air-l] Web 2.0 - "the machine is us?"
d.r.brake at lse.ac.uk
Tue Feb 13 03:27:00 PST 2007
Wesch does an excellent job in a brief presentation of providing a
tentative definition of 'Web 2.0' and hinting at its possible
impacts. He does not attempt to provide a clear explanation of the
ways in which Web 2.0 is distinctly different from 'social software'
that has been around on the Internet since the beginning (Usenet,
mailing lists, collaboratively authored FAQs etc) nor does he discuss
the implications of the fact that Web 2.0 users are still a minority
of users and active Web 2.0 contribution is largely the work of a
still smaller minority (something I recently posted about in more
detail on the Media at LSE weblog here):
But of course a 5 minute video is not a paper so that would be too
much to expect - the video would make an excellent starting point for
discussion of these issues in a classroom.
David Brake, Doctoral Student in Media and Communications, London
School of Economics & Political Science
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