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Do You Web 2.0? by Linda Berube

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A tale of one country

Lots of activities that predate Web 2.0 created the fertile ground for applications based on radical trust to thrive. Some of these old technologies: telnet, gopher, and much of the first generation web were based on the culture of gifting – giving away information for free and seeing all kinds of positive things happen. There was a sense of wonder at all of this gifting of ‘free information’, especially at first, before we started to take it for granted. This tilled the soil and seeded the ideas that bloomed into the systems that combine ‘radical trust’ with ‘participation’. (Fichter, 2006)

After that brisk romp through the highs of library Web 2.0 implementation, it would be understandable if some librarians are ...

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