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

Author: 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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