Sunday, November 7, 2010

Web 2.0 is about more than information. It is connecting people

Michael Wesch has had done some amazing videos in the past. (Check these out:  Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us and A Vision of Students Today  In this talk, he explains social media in an engaging and understandable manner.


  • Connections between Communication--Thoughtfulness--Empathy
  • When media changes, relationships change
  • The power of new media to influence business practices (example, Dove)
  • The phenomenon of free hugs
  • The social imagination:  the capacity to invent visions of what should be and could be in our deficient society--Maxine Greene
  • Digital citizenship--making a better world
  • Tensions between good and not so good
  • It is ridiculously easy to connect, organize, share, collect, collaborate and publish

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