Thursday, February 08, 2007

What's Web 2.0, Anyway? The Video

Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us

Video by Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Kansas State University. The director has placed a higher quality version on MediaFire and made it available for download. For more info, click through to YouTube and then click "more" to the right of the video window.

Mickeleh's Take: I love this video. There's much to learn here, both about Web 2.0 and using motion graphics to tell a story.


JESchwartz said...

I agree that this is a very interesting piece though I'm not sure it really describes the full extent of web 2.0 (at least in how the term is being bandied about). I also wonder how comprehensible it would be for someone with no experience creating websites and viewing html source code. (A little like showing Seinfeld in Iowa. Do they really GET the chocolate babka jokes in their entirety?)

"Elaine Benes" said...

OK, so in five minutes, the video doesn't do... EVERYTHING. Maybe it isn't spongeworthy.

Rich said...

Yes, but unless you get lucky today, this will be the most interesting 5 minutes of your day. Beat that.