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Do You Web 2.0? by Linda Berube

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Web 2.0 ethos: hive mind and the wisdom of the crowd

In the spirit of the digital age’s gift economy, Adie gave his masterpiece away, free for the downloading. The cheaper the game, the more players it gathered. And the more players that played, the more ingenious the strategies. Strategies proliferated, each one a complex program in its own right. And the more unanticipated strategies that poured into his game, the closer Adie came to that sense of total liberty he hadn’t felt since the age of eleven… (Powers, 2002)

While it might be safe to assume that everyone has heard about Web 2.0, judging from the range of implementation in public libraries, it is not safe to assume that everyone knows what it is, and whether they are actually participating ...

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