Web 2.0 Video

Michael Wesch, professor of anthropology at Kansas State University, has posted an interesting video about Web 2.0 that might be a useful prompt for class discussion. It does a good job of showing both the technical and social process sides of the issue.

It’s part of a Digital Ethnography project. Now, there’s a thought for libraries – move our ethnographic research into the digital realm.

posted by Barbara Fister
with thanks to Tony Sanfilippo for the link

About Barbara Fister

I'm an academic librarian at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. Like all librarians at our small, liberal arts institution I am involved in reference, collection development, and shared management of the library. My area of specialization is instruction, with research interests also in media literacy, popular literacy, publishing, and assessment.

2 thoughts on “Web 2.0 Video

  1. Thanks for posting that Barbara. Pretty cool and definitely worth a view. I think there’s something worthwhile in learning more about how ethnographic research methods can be used to develop a better understanding of our user population. I’m not quite sure how this fits into digital ethnography – which needs further study.

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