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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Web is Social

First Monday has a special issue on web 2.0. An interesting collection of articles from both sides of web 2.0 debate.

Michael Zimmer writes in the introductory article, "But Web 2.0 also embodies a set of unintended consequences, including the increased flow of personal information across networks, the diffusion of one’s identity across fractured spaces, the emergence of powerful tools for peer surveillance, the exploitation of free labor for commercial gain, and the fear of increased corporatization of online social and collaborative spaces and outputs."

I am reading the essays in the issue (Just reproducing the contents below)

Volume 13, Number 3 - 3 March 2008
Table of Contents

Preface: Critical Perspectives on Web 2.0 HTML
Michael Zimmer
Market Ideology and the Myths of Web 2.0 Abstract HTML
Trebor Scholz
Web 2.0: An argument against convergence Abstract HTML
Matthew Allen
Interactivity is Evil! A critical investigation of Web 2.0 Abstract HTML
Kylie Jarrett
Loser Generated Content: From Participation to Exploitation Abstract HTML
Søren Mørk Petersen
The Externalities of Search 2.0: The Emerging Privacy Threats when the Drive for the Perfect Search Engine meets Web 2.0 Abstract HTML
Michael Zimmer
Online Social Networking as Participatory Surveillance Abstract HTML
Anders Albrechtslund
History, Hype, and Hope: An Afterward HTML
David Silver
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