The Web 2.0 Readings Collection
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.)
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.
Moulthrop, S. (2001). You Say You Want a Revolution? Hypertext and the Laws of Media. Postmodern Culture, 1(3). [PDF]
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.
Harris, J. (2006). We Feel Fine. [Interactive.]
DeVoss, D.N., and Porter, J.E. (2006). Why Napster matters to writing: Filesharing as a new ethic of digital delivery. Computers & Composition, 23, 178 – 210. [PDF]
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.
Harris, J. (2007). Universe. [Interactive.]
Vaidhyanathan, S. (Feb 2008). Naked in the ‘nonopticon.’ The Chronicle Review. [PDF]
Thompson, C. (Sept 2008). Brave New World of Digital Intimacy. New York Times Magazine.
Kelly, K. (Nov 2008). Becoming Screen Literate. New York Times Magazine.
Scholz, T. (2008). Market Ideology and the Myths of Web 2.0. First Monday, 13(3).
Jarrett, K. (2008). Interactivity is Evil! A critical investigation of Web 2.0. First Monday, 13(3).
Albrechtslund, A. (2008). Online Social Networking as Participatory Surveillance. First Monday, 13(3).
Wesch, M. (Jun 2008). An Anthopological 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).
Wolff, W.I., Fitzpatrick, K., and Youssef, R. (2009). Rethinking Usability for Web 2.0 and Beyond. Currents in Electronic Literacy.
Gerbin, C. (2009). Putting 2.0 and two together: What Web 2.0 can teach composition about collaborative learning. Computers and Composition Online special issue on Web 2.0.
Ballentine, B. (2009). Hacker ethics & Firefox extensions: Writing and teaching the ‘grey’ areas of Web 2.0. Computers and Composition Online special issue on Web 2.0.
Johnson, S. (5 June 2009). How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live. Time.
Wesch, M. (Jul 2009). The Machine is (Changing) Us: YouTube and the Politics of Authenticity. YouTube.
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).