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

Michael Zimmer michael.zimmer at nyu.edu
Tue Feb 13 07:36:24 PST 2007


Paging Mr. McLuhan.... ;)


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Michael T. Zimmer
  Doctoral Candidate, Culture and Communication, New York University
  Student Fellow, Information Law Institute, NYU Law School
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On Feb 13, 2007, at 10:28 AM, Richard Hall wrote:

> 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
>> <http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/media@lse/study/
>> mPhilPhDMediaAndCommunications.htm>
>> Also see http://davidbrake.org/ (home page), http://blog.org/
>> (personal weblog) and http://get.to/lseblog (academic groupblog)
>> Author of Dealing With E-Mail - <http://davidbrake.org/
>> dealingwithemail/>
>> callto://DavidBrake (Skype.com's Instant Messenger and net phone)
>>
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