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Critical Perspectives on Web 2.0

Web 2.0 remains one of those wonderful catch-all phrases which is employed in so many different ways to support a host of different ideas.  Rather than leave the term to gain even further layers of hype as it rolls down the digital hillside, a new special edition of First Monday collects some important and engaging perspectives which take a critical look at “Web 2.0” from a number of vantage points:

Preface: Critical Perspectives on Web 2.0
by Michael Zimmer

Market Ideology and the Myths of Web 2.0
by Trebor Scholz

Web 2.0: An argument against convergence
by Matthew Allen

Interactivity is Evil! A critical investigation of Web 2.0
by Kylie Jarrett

Loser Generated Content: From Participation to Exploitation
by 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
by Michael Zimmer

Online Social Networking as Participatory Surveillance
by Anders Albrechtslund

History, Hype, and Hope: An Afterward
by David Silver

[Via David Silver’s Blog]

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