Lots of discussion in the blogosphere about the merits or hype associated with Web 2.0. Two particular posts challenge readers to slow down….
Bryan Appelyard writes in the Australian IT with a cautionary view of Web 2.0, suggesting that ultimately Web 2.0 will only be good for us if, somehow, it succeeds in evolving towards an identity-based discourse. All else is mere anarchy.
In the AASL blog heated debated, inspired by Twitter reflections, also indicates that people are in Web 2.0 overload. The pressure is on, particularly with our current API driven expansion of Web applications – as seen at the Museum of Modern betas! or that fascinating Web2.0 Directory.
From that most esteemed institution of American Librianship – the Library of Congress – we now have the Library of Congress Blog, launched today. The very first post links right into the idea of change, change, change – at the heart of Web 2.0.
How did I find out about this? Through Steven Cohen on Twitter of course 🙂
What hath God wrought? The blog leads right into the topic with….
Those were the first words ever transmitted electronically, in 1844, by Samuel Morse. That message and Morse’s invention of the telegraph marked what was undeniably, at the time, the most significant communications revolution since the advent of movable type.