[Air-l] web 2.0 discussion references

Clifford Tatum clifford at u.washington.edu
Thu Feb 22 20:32:54 PST 2007


Thanks everyone for the lively discussion of Web 2.0. It is always  
fascinating when “definition” discussions occur on this list.

My assessment of the discussion, along with the materials provided,  
is that the term Web 2.0 is inadequate to describe the phenomena that  
many of us are grappling to articulate in our research. That said, I  
would also argue that there is a collection of socio-technical  
interaction that warrants new analysis and perhaps a new category.  
The other competing collector-name(s) referenced in this discussion  
were “social software” or “social networking”. I like these better  
than web 2.0 but they still seem lacking.

It is interesting to recall a number of similar definition debates on  
AoIR-l over the last couple of years. For example, there were  
significant challenges to terms such as cyberspace, Internet, Web,  
Internet research, new media, and probably many more. I suspect these  
terms are still somewhat contentious. However, this fluid state of  
meaning (and/both) is in part what makes the field so interesting.

See below for a list of citations/references/blogs submitted in the  
Web 2.0 discussion.

Clifford

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Allen, C. Life With Alacrity. Retrieved February 22, 2007, from  
http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/.

Beauvisage, T. Characterizing Users’ Paths Through the Web. Retrieved  
February 22, 2007, from http://thomas.beauvisage.free.fr/pubs/ 
Beauvisage_These_ParcoursWeb.pdf.

blip.tv (beta). Retrieved February 22, 2007, from http://blip.tv/.

Brake, D. Media @ LSE Group Weblog » Blog Archive » Dangerously  
overstating the significance of Web 2.0. Retrieved February 22, 2007,  
from http://groupblog.workasone.net/archives/2007/02/overstating-the- 
significance-of-web-20.

Chang, H. (2004). Inventing Temperature: Measurement and Scientific  
Progress. Clarendon Press. Retrieved February 22, 2007, from http:// 
www.amazon.com/dp/0195171276.

Digital Ethnography. Retrieved February 23, 2007, from http:// 
mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/.

Fuller, M. (2003). Behind the Blip: Essays on the Culture of  
Software. Autonomedia. Retrieved February 22, 2007, from http:// 
www.amazon.com/dp/1570271399.

Kleinrock, L. The Day the Infant Internet Uttered its First Words.  
Retrieved February 22, 2007, from http://www.lk.cs.ucla.edu/LK/Inet/ 
1stmesg.html.

Kuhn, T.S. (1996). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.  
University Of Chicago Press. Retrieved February 22, 2007, from http:// 
www.amazon.com/dp/0226458083.

MacLeod, D. Kant take my iTunes off you | higher news |  
EducationGuardian.co.uk. Retrieved February 22, 2007, from http:// 
education.guardian.co.uk/higher/news/story/0,,1972016,00.html.

Mackenzie, A. (2006). Cutting Code: Software And Sociality. Peter  
Lang Pub Inc. Retrieved February 22, 2007, from http:// 
www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0820478237.

McCloud, S. (1994). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. Harper  
Paperbacks. Retrieved February 23, 2007, from http://www.amazon.com/ 
dp/006097625X.

McLuhan, M., & Fiore, Q. (2005). The Medium is the Massage. Gingko  
Press. Retrieved February 23, 2007, from http://www.amazon.com/dp/ 
1584230703.

McLuhan, M., & Powers, B.R. (1992). The Global Village:  
Transformations in World Life and Media in the 21st Century  
(Communication and Society. Oxford University Press, USA. Retrieved  
February 22, 2007, from http://www.amazon.com/dp/0195079108.

Mozilla - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved February 23,  
2007, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla.

Nielsen, J. Alertbox: Jakob Nielsen's Newsletter on Web Usability.  
Retrieved February 23, 2007, from http://www.useit.com/alertbox/.

O'Reilly, T. What Is Web 2.0 - Design Patterns and Business Models  
for the Next Generation of Software. Retrieved February 23, 2007,  
from http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what- 
is-web-20.html.

Ourmedia Homepage | Ourmedia. Retrieved February 22, 2007, from  
http://ourmedia.org/.

Scheidt, L.A. Professional-Lurker: Comments by an academic in  
cyberspace. Retrieved February 23, 2007, from http://www.professional- 
lurker.com/.

Shirky, C. Clay Shirky's Internet Writings. Retrieved February 22,  
2007, from http://www.shirky.com/.

Social network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved February  
22, 2007, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_networking.

Turkel, W. Digital History Hacks: Exploratory Bibliography. Retrieved  
February 22, 2007, from http://digitalhistoryhacks.blogspot.com/ 
2007/01/exploratory-bibliography.html.

Turner,  A. In Which I Eat Crow...Sort of., redheadedstepchild.org.  
Retrieved February 22, 2007, from http://redheadedstepchild.org/ 
destruct/?page=001753.

Van Couvering, E. Web behaviour: Search engines in context. Retrieved  
February 22, 2007, from http://personal.lse.ac.uk/vancouve/thesis/ 
navigation.pdf.

VideoDL.org - Download Online Video (Google Video, YouTube etc) in a  
Flash! Retrieved February 22, 2007, from http://www.videodl.org/.

Web 2.0 Off the PC. Retrieved February 22, 2007, from http:// 
www.iiszone.ziffdavis.com/article/Web+20+Off+the+PC/197323_1.aspx.

Wesch, M. Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us. Retrieved February  
22, 2007, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gmP4nk0EOE.

Winer, D. History of Frontier. Retrieved February 22, 2007, from  
http://dave.editthispage.com/historyOfFrontier.


[NOTE: bibliography complied using Zotero, an endnote-type plugin for  
Firefox - http://www.zotero.org/]
  


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