Monday, January 14, 2008

What is Web 2.0?

The Machine is Us/ing Us
Our smalltalk speakers in the past have uttered the words "Web 2.0 this & that" so what exactly is Web 2.0, some of you may ask? Here's the best explanation I've seen yet, in the form of a video/animation designed by Michael Wesch, assistant professor of cultural anthropology from Kansas State U, USA.

It starts simply with just pencil and paper then transitions to various computer screens displaying relevant websites, while deftly deconstructing the code behind the websites in a way that makes the medium part of the message. And it's simple enough for a layman to understand - brilliant! Check it out > The Machine is Us/ing Us.

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