[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

... Rihcard

Richard H. Hall, PhD

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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