I was talking with Ross Dawson the other day about this thing that's called Web 2.0. What exactly is the best definition? There are plenty of buzz words, and lots of hype, but not much in the way of clear distinctions between Web 1.0 and Web "Now", as a colleague calls it.
Well, here's a very interesting explanation of the journey from early web to the present, put together by a cultural anthropologist from Kansas State University. It explores transformations in useage, technology and and how people are interacting on the web, and it points to some of the implications this will have in wider social terms.
The piece was posted in response to this earlier explanation of Web 2.0 from March last year.