Friday, 4 November 2011

Web 2.0

Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist exploring the effects of new media on society and culture. He has researched into media and the use of the internet throughout our generation

He is famous for creating web 2.0 which referred to as this idea of the "Web as a platform". The concept was such that instead of thinking of the Web as a place where browsers viewed data through small windows on the readers' screens, the Web was actually the platform that allowed people to get things done. But this really didn't catch on. In fact, it's fairly hard to grasp what that really means.

Web 2.0 has affected the way we relate to others because it shows us how our online technology has adapted so much to suit us. This gives us the change to view all ways in which we have been able to communicate with people online just by the click of a mouse.

Web 2.0 is significant for media studies because it gives us so much to write about and how we can use this information o talk about how media has changed for ourselves. Everything to do with internet sources is always linked back to media so it therefore a great way for us to write our own opinions and any other information we believe about technology today.
Internet- it has showed us various ways in which our online media has adapted throughout the years from tagging people so it can be linked worldwide, blogging and commenting has given people a voice. Some may argue that online media has adapted too much that it has become unsafe.

There are many things the future holds for the use of the internet. Due to the fact that it is evident that our media is ALWAYS changing there is no doubt that what we have already will be even greater and smarter. Media is always changing to it is CERTAIN that something different and unique will take over. We could even ay our media could become as smart as the human we never know.

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