Monday, February 05, 2007

Web 2.0 ... a good explanation in less then 5 minutes

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I have been discussing with a couple of people lately the importance of understanding Web 2.0 in today's business world and the conversations typically turn to the technical, you can see and touch part of Web 2.0 because it tends to be easier to explain. Yesterday via Frank Gruber's Somewhat Frank Blog i found this short and very well done YouTube video created by Michael Wesch, an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University that does a great job of describing Web 2.0 for both newcomers and those of us that have been thinking about this for a while. It hits upon the technical side of Web 2.0 but also the changes that it is causing in the way we basically communicate/associate with each other. Definitely worth the 4minutes and 31seconds:

At the end of the video, it points out that we have to rethink about a couple of things, many which i have been thinking about quite a bit as Web 2.0 is embedded into the enterprise-like issues of copyright, authorship, ethics, governance and privacy among others. The full list that professor Wesch lists as things we need to 'rethink' about is:
  • copyright
  • authorship
  • identity
  • ethics
  • aesthetics
  • rhetoric
  • governance
  • privacy
  • commerce
  • love
  • family
  • ourselves

The author has requested that people leave comments and suggestions to enhance the video (this is the first draft), so if you have something to say join the conversation.

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