One of the latest buzzwords that’s being thrown around lately is "Web 2.0"  But what exactly does it mean?  I could point you to the Wikipedia definition that describes it by employing such words as "network as platform," "architecture of participation," or "Web-as- participation-platform".  All of this may or may not give you a better sense of what’s being talked about.  In many respects, it doesn’t answer the original question. 

So, I point you to a video produced by Kansas State University Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology Michael Wesch.  In addition to being a powerful visual document, it suggests that Web 2.0 will redefine the way we think about things such as privacy, governance and the ways we relate to one another.  It’s less that five (5) minutes long, so take a look.

Hat tip to Daniela Barbosa, a member of the Media 2.0 Workgroup, who hipped me to it.

Posted by Rob Fields