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Web 2.0: What went wrong?

Trebor Scholz has made his course syllabus available for Social Media. The presentation is subtitled “web 2.0, what went wrong”. It’s tough to get a sense of what the author thinks went wrong from only slides. I don’t think anything has gone wrong yet with web 2.0 (except the term…and as I’ve posted before, its impact on open source use at an educator level). It’s still a young movement bridging two parallel trends: social/conceptual innovation (open source, democracy, two-way information flow) and tool-based innovation (blogs, wikis, social bookmarking, blah, blah, blah). The reading list for the course is excellent – the most complete compilation of articles I’ve seen on the social and technological space in which these changes are occurring.