Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido

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Schott's Miscellany 18 January 2009

Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson (1996)

WEB 2.0

"Web 2.0" refers to the perception that the Internet has shifted from being an information source to a "participatory web" in which users contribute and collaborate via blogs, wikis, social networking, and other user-focused environments. (The term was apparently coined in 2004 by Dale Dougherty, during a brainstorming session for O'Reilly Media.) Although in some cases enabled by technological progress, Web 2.0 is not a hardware or software development so much as a "set of principles and practices" that prioritize collective intelligence. As noted by Susannah Fox and Mary Madden in a report for the Pew Internet Project, Web 2.0 replaces "the authoritative heft of traditional institutions with the surging wisdom of crowds."

No nation was ever ruined by trade.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-90)
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