Monday, April 25, 2005

Web 2.0? Try 3.0

Dan Gillmor on Grassroots Journalism, Etc.

"Dan is author of We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People, a 2004 book that is widely credited as the first comprehensive look at way the collision of technology and journalism is transforming the media landscape." He will be doing the BlogNashville.


The first web was fairly static, and it was basically a read-only affair. For the most part, we’d simply download text and images from remote sites that were updated periodically with new text and graphics.
The first big shift - to what I prefer to consider version 2 - came when the web became more of a read-write system. This was a huge change, and it’s still in progress.
Blogs have been especially important in the world of the read-write web.
They are far more than the “what I ate for breakfast” diaries of cliche; they have become a key part of a growing, complex global conversation.
And then comes the latest web. This is where it gets really interesting.

The emerging web is one in which the machines talk as much to each other as humans talk to machines or other humans. As the net is the rough equivalent of a computer operating system, we’re learning how to program the web itself.

Read the full article.



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