The Web 2.0 Readings Packet
The texts included in this packet are listed in the order they were published. Please read, watch, listen and/or interact to them in that order. Article are in PDF format when noted. (Note that the citations are not completely accurate APA style.)
Part 1: How did we get here?
Bush, V. (July, 1945). As we may think. Atlantic Monthly.
Dibbell, J. (Dec. 1993). A rape in cyberspace; Or, how an evil clown, a Haitian trickster spirit, two wizzards, and a cast of dozens turned a database into a society. Village Voice. [PDF]
Berners-Lee, T. et al. (1994). The world wide web. Communications of the ACM, 37, 76-82. [PDF]
Turkle, S. (Jan 1996). Who Am We? Wired.
Bolter, J.D. (2001). Hypertext and the remediation of print. Writing space: Computers, hypertext, and the remediation of print. Mahwah, NJ: LEA. 27 – 46.
Kelly, K. (Aug 2005). We Are the Web. Wired.
O’Reilly, T. (30 Sept 2005). What is Web 2.0? O’Reilly.
Part 2: Now that we’re Here. . . .
Harris, J. (2006). We Feel Fine. [Interactive.]
boyd, d. m., and Ellison, N. B. (2007). Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13(1), article 11.
Wesch, M. (Mar 2007). The Machine is Us/Using Us (Final Version). YouTube.
Thompson, C. (Sept 2008). Brave New World of Digital Intimacy. New York Times Magazine.
Scholz, T. (2008). Market Ideology and the Myths of Web 2.0. First Monday, 13(3).
Wesch, M. (Jun 2008). An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube. Presented at the Library of Congress. YouTube. [Note: 55 minutes]
Huberman, B., Romero, D., and Wu, F. (2009). Social networks that matter: Twitter under the microscope. First Monday, 14(1).
Johnson, S. (5 June 2009). How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live. Time.
Anderson, C. and Wolff, M. (2010, September). The web is dead. Long live the Internet. Wired.
Pariser, E. (2011, May). Beware online “filter bubbles.” TED.
Gehl, R.W. (2011). Ladders, samurai, and blue collars: Personal branding in Web 2.0. First Monday. 16(9).