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Web 2.0 and Participation in a Post Modern World

Web 2.0 was coined by O'Rreilly media- on their web site they say

'it's a transformative force that's propelling companies across all industries towards a new way of doing business characterized by user participation, openness, and network effects.'

A more technical definition is given by TechEncloypedia

One key aspect is the development of the internet so that users can play a full part in providing content for a web site. Traditionally, the content of a web site was created by the owner - the user was simply a passive reader or receiver of the content. Wikipedia, MySpace, YouTube and other social networking sites transformed the situation - the user was central to the web experience - either providing the content as in wikipedia and YouTube or in my space and face book participating in active networks to create a fun experience.


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  Participaton Links & Images

Web 2.0 - participative - there is no longer 1 voice, or multiple voices, the thing now is participation - allow everyone a voice. See Kimind Consulting's blog He reports:

'... ScotT Mc Nealy, former SUN’s CEO, declares on February 24 2006 , on the occasion of the twenty four years of the company :

“The biggest industry trend in the IT sector is the move from the Internet world to the participation age […] With regard to the move away from the “Internet age” to the participation age, in which instant messaging, blogging, e-mail and podcasting are the norm, McNealy said this move was a good and positive thing and would enhance all forms of media.”.

The Digital Museum: A Think Guide, edited by Herminia Din and Phyllis Hecht

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