What Is Web 2.0?

This video titled, “Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us” was created by Michael Wesch, an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. I think it really captures the essence of what Web 2.0 is.

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18 thoughts on “What Is Web 2.0?”

  1. Cool Video.
    Web 2.0, Flash, CMS based sites, TV on our PCs, Second Life, Virtual friends.
    Where is my brain controlled cursor though?

  2. I am still waiting to be able to download my brain onto a computer and delete stuff I don’t want and upload stuff I want to learn!

    This was a pretty cool video though. I’m not really seeing much of a center point to it though. What is he trying to say?

    Is where the internet going wrong? Is it going the right way but in the wrong fashion? It had me a little lost on a few parts.

  3. Leftblank says:

    Nice video, already saw it and blogged about it, I think the term ‘Web 2.0’ is mainly marketing/hype than an actual refreshing thing on the web, but that’s not too important.

    1. Jeff says:

      Ya, I put this video on my blog 3 or 4 days ago too..

      it’s a great video.

      From what I know, the video is still under editing work, and they will come up with a finalized version soon!

  4. Nomar says:

    Thanks for sharing this video

  5. Kalle says:

    Nice video John, entertaining πŸ™‚

  6. Ricco says:

    Yes, this is an awesome video. It sums up what web 2.0 really is (actually, I had no clue before I saw the video). It’s about people, people!

  7. Gdog says:

    Nice video…we are in control now. Time magazine named YOU the person of the year!

  8. Ryan says:

    What web 2.0 is: Unable to play YouTube videos on John Chow’s blog. πŸ˜›

    1. Yeah FF 1.5 doesn’t like video’s on John’s blog. But once you update your FF it will work!

      1. Ryan says:

        When I click ‘Check for Updates’ it says none are available! I’m running 1.5.0.9. Are you suggesting I move to an alpha product?! πŸ˜‰

        1. Marc says:

          No, move to the 2.0.1 line, it’s a separate development thread so your 1.5 browser doesn’t see it as an upgrade.

        2. Jeff says:

          2.xxx lines are much better..

          although for me i remember the update notification came up..?? Maybe I’m remembering it wrong.

  9. Alex Shalman says:

    This video is perfect for anyone with ADHD

  10. Marc says:

    I loved the video. I broadened my perspective again and brought me back to the big picture. That’s where I do my best thinking. Thanks John.

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