[Air-l] Web 2.0 - "the machine is us?"

Richard Hall rhall at umr.edu
Tue Feb 13 07:28:09 PST 2007


What is interesting to me, is the presentation. Had this message not been
embedded in this creative presentation, it would have been much less
powerful.

... Rihcard

-- 
Richard H. Hall, PhD
http://umr.edu/~rhall


On 2/13/07 5:27 AM, "David Brake" <d.r.brake at lse.ac.uk> wrote:

> 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):
> 
> http://groupblog.workasone.net/archives/2007/02/overstating-the-
> significance-of-web-20/
> 
> 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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