Archive for January, 2018

Web 2.0 report: ten years on

January 23, 2018

My Web 2.0 report, written for JISC, way back in 2007, is fast approaching its tenth anniversary.

I had a quick look at Google Scholar to see how the citations were doing and was pleased to see it has now passed the 2,000 mark. Surprisingly, even last year it received 90 citations, despite its age, which means, given how the technology has changed, that some of core concepts are still relevant.

Reading through it again, the thing that stands out most, as far as changes are concerned, is that Facebook is only mentioned a couple of times. Though one comment perhaps pointed to the future:

As one lecturer recently found out, it is easier to join with the herd and discuss this week’s coursework online within FaceBook (a popular social networking site) than to try and get the students to move across to the institutional VLE.

The other huge difference is the term ‘Web 2.0’ is rarely used these days; everyone uses social media.

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