Web 2.0

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Routledge, Mar 29, 2012 - Social Science - 144 pages

Web 2.0 is a highly accessible introductory text examining all the crucial discussions and issues which surround the changing nature of the World Wide Web. It not only contextualises the Web 2.0 within the history of the Web, but also goes on to explore its position within the broader dispositif of emerging media technologies.

The book uncovers the connections between diverse media technologies including mobile smart phones, hand-held multimedia players, "netbooks" and electronic book readers such as the Amazon Kindle, all of which are made possible only by the Web 2.0. In addition, Web 2.0 makes a valuable contribution towards understanding the new developments in mobile computing as it integrates various aspects of social networking, whilst also tackling head-on the recent controversial debates that have arisen in a backlash to the Web 2.0.

Providing valuable insight into this emerging area of the World Wide Web, Web 2.0 is a key supplementary text for undergraduate students of media studies, sociology, philosophy and other related disciplines, as well as being an informative read for anyone with an interest in this key contemporary issue.

 

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Interesting little book about the theoretical basis and analysis behind the modern internet. Would serve as a good introduction. Read full review

Contents

Remediation or convergence? Media and technology in the information age
1
1What is the Web in Web 20? A short history of the Web
18
2 What is the 20 in Web 20?
34
the social ambiance of Web 20
53
a technophenomenology of multitasking and mobility
73
reading the informational politics of backlash
89
Weblography
110
Bibliography
112
Index
121
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Sam Han is an Instructional Technology Fellow of the Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York. He studies and writes in the fields of social and cultural theory, media studies, religion and race. He is the author of Navigating Technomedia: Caught in the Web (2007), and co-editor of The Race of Time: A Charles Lemert Reader (2009).

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