The Social Web (Web 2.0: What went wrong?)

Terrific course by Trebor Scholz which I would terribly like to attend.
Since it is released under a Creative Commons License ByAttribution/ShareAlike 2.5 and this blog as well, I’m legally allowed to redistribute the content on this blog and this is precisely what I’m going to do in the following. Try to attend the course, discussing for an entire courses about these topics should be an amazing experience!


Listen to Slidecast

•    Week 1 (08/28,08/30)
Overview and Introduction to the Syllabus

•    Week 2 (09/04, 09/06)
A History of the Social Web

Required Readings:
Allen, Christopher. "Life With Alacrity: Tracing the Evolution of Social Software." Life With Alacrity. 13 Oct 2004. 12 Jul 2007 <http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2004/10/tracing_the_evo.html>.

"History of the Internet." the history of computing project. 19 Mar 2001. 17 Jul 2007 <http://www.thocp.net/reference/internet/internet1.htm>.

Suggested Reading:
Kelly, Kevin. "Wired 13.08: We Are the Web." Wired News .  1 Jan 2005. 26 Aug 2007  <http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.08/tech.html>.

•    Week 3 (09/11, 09/13)
A History of the Social Web

Required Readings:
Donath, Judith. "Sociable Media." Sociable Media Group – MIT Media Lab. 15 Apr 2004.  9 Jul 2007 <http://smg.media.mit.edu/papers/Donath/SociableMedia.encyclopedia.pdf>.

Turner, Fred. "Where the Counterculture Met the New Economy ." Stanford.  1 Jan 2007. 26 Aug 2007 <http://www.stanford.edu/~fturner/Turner%20Tech%20&%20Culture%2046%203.pdf>

Scholz, Trebor.  A History of the Social Web. (unpublished, I’ll email you)

Suggested Reading:

"List of social networking websites – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Main Page – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 16 Jul 2007. 16 Jul 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites>.

Udell, Jon. "Tag mania sweeps the Web | InfoWorld | Column | 2005-07-20 | By Jon Udell." InfoWorld – Information Technology News, Computer Networking & Security.  2 Jul 2005. 26 Aug 2007 <http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/07/20/30OPstrategic_1.html>.

"Social Software Timeline / Many-to-Many Space." Socialtext Documentation / Socialtext Documentation.  1 Jan 2007. 26 Aug 2007 <http://www.socialtext.net/m2m/index.cgi?social_software_timeline>.

Glickman, Matt, and Mark Horton. "Netnews History – Usenet Server, Jim Ellis, Tom Truscott, Steve Bellovin." Internet history, design, web, email….  1 Jan 1996. 17 Jul 2007 <http://www.livinginternet.com/u/ui_netnews.htm>.

•    Week 4 (09/18, 09/20)
Social Isolation, the Public Sphere and the WWW


Required Readings:

Boeder, Piter. "Habermas’ heritage." First Monday. 21 Aug 2005. 26 Aug 2007 <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue10_9/boeder/>.

Kluge, Alexander, Peter Labanyi, and Oskar Negt.  Public Sphere and Experience: Toward an Analysis of the Bourgeois and Proletarian Public Sphere (Theory and History of Literature). Minneapolis:  University of Minnesota Press, 1993.

Kellner, Douglas. "Habermas, the Public Sphere, and Democracy: A Critical Intervention." Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.  1 Aug 2007. 26 Aug 2007 <http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/kellner/papers/habermas.htm>.

•    Week 5 *(09/25, 09/27)
The Participatory Turn

        Tuesday (09/25): Who Cares? The Social Web in Numbers

Required Reading:

Rosen, Jay. "PressThink: The People Formerly Known as the Audience." Department of Journalism at New York University. 27 Jun 2006. 16 Jul 2007 <http://journalism.nyu.edu/pubzone/weblogs/pressthink/2006/06/27/ppl_frmr.html>.

Heuer, Chris. "Social Media Club- The Importance of Social Media." Social Media Club. 19 Sep 2006. 11 Jul 2007 <http://www.socialmediaclub.org/2006/09/19/the-importance-of-social-media/>.

Suggested Reading:

"Top 10 highest traffic websites." Canadian Content Forums. 27 Jan 2007. 12 Jun 2007 <http://forums.canadiancontent.net/computers-internet/56699-top-10-highest-traffic-websites.html>.

"Nielsen BuzzMetrics – Bloggers’ Top-Cited Wikipedia 2006 Entries: "Web 2.0," "Steve Irwin" and "Mark Foley Scandal," Says Nielsen BuzzMetrics." MarketWire. 13 Dec 2006.  9 Jul 2007 <http://www.marketwire.com/2.0/release.do?id=709391&sourceType=1>.

Hamman, Robin. "cybersoc.com: "nearly 50%" of US users visit social networking sites…sort of." cybersoc.com. 15 May 2006. 27 Jun 2007 <http://www.cybersoc.com/2006/05/nearly_50_of_us.html>.

    Thursday (09/27): Quality. The Wisdom or Ineptitude of Networked Publics

Required Reading:

Lanier, Jaron. "Edge; DIGITAL MAOISM: The  Hazards of the New Online Collectivism By Jaron Lanier." Edge. 30 May 2006. 31 Jul 2007 <http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/lanier06/lanier06_index.html>.

"Reactions to Digital Maoism. Many-to-Many:." Many-to-Many:.  3 Feb 2006. 27 Jun 2007 <http://many.corante.com/archives/2006/06/07/reactions_to_digital_maoism.php>.

Suggested Reading:

Levy, Pierre.  Collective Intelligence: Mankind’s Emerging World in Cyberspace. New York:  Plenum Publishing Corporation, 1999.

•    Week 6 (10/02, 10/04)
The Web 2.0 Ideology

Required Reading:

Best, David. "Web 2.0Next Big Thing or Next Big Internet Bubble?." Lecture Web Information Systems. 11 Jan 2006.  9 Jul 2007
<http://page.mi.fu-berlin.de/~best/uni/WIS/Web2.pdf>.

O’Reilly, Tim. "Not 2.0?." O’Reilly Radar.  5 Aug 2005.  9 Jul 2007 <http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2005/08/not_20.html>.

O’Reilly, Tim. "O’Reilly — What Is Web 2.0." O’Reilly Network — Developers’ Hub — web development, open source development, open and emerging technologies. 30 Sep 2005.  9 Jul 2007
<http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html>.

Scharmen, Fred (2006, May). "You Must Be Logged In To Do That!" Yale Arch 752b
<http://www.sevensixfive.net/myspace/myspacetwopointoh.html>

 Arvidsson, Adam. "Crisis of Value and the Ethical Economy – P2P Foundation." The Foundation for P2P Alternatives – P2P Foundation. 26 Jun 2007. 26 Aug 2007 <http://www.p2pfoundation.net/Crisis_of_Value_and_the_Ethical_Economy#Text>.

 Hiram Soltren, Jose, and Harvey Jones. "Facebook: Threats to Privacy." MIT.  1 Jan 2005. 26 Aug 2007
<http://www-swiss.ai.mit.edu/6.805/student-papers/fall05-papers/facebook.pdf>.

Suggested Reading:
"Web 2.0 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Main Page – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  9 Jul 2007.  9 Jul 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0>.

Barnes, Susan. "A privacy paradox: Social networking in the United States." First Monday.  1 Jan 2006. 26 Aug 2007 <http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue11_9/barnes/index.html>.

Carr, Nicholas. "Nicholas Carr: The net is being carved up into information plantations | Technology | The Guardian." Guardian Unlimited home | Guardian Unlimited. 17 May 2007. 26 Aug 2007 <http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/may/17/media.newmedia>.

"Web Worker Daily  &raquo; Blog Archive  The Two-Edged Sword of Web 2.0 &laquo;." Web Worker Daily  . 29 Mar 2007. 26 Aug 2007 <http://webworkerdaily.com/2007/03/29/the-two-edged-sword-of-web-20/>.

Mchenry, Robert. "Web 2.0: Hope or Hype? – Britannica Blog." Britannica Blog. 25 Jun 2007.  9 Jul 2007 <http://blogs.britannica.com/blog/main/2007/06/web-20-hope-or-hype/>.

Hardie, Martin . "The Factory without Walls." The Factory without Walls.  1 Jan 2005. 26 Aug 2007 <http://openflows.org/~auskadi/factorywoutwalls.pdf>.

"Facebook | Terms." Facebook |. 24 May 2007. 12 Jun 2007 <http://www.facebook.com/terms.php>.

•    Week 7 (10/09, 10/11)
Art and the Social Web

Instructor’s lecture from excerpts:

Bishop, C;Aire. Participation (Documents of Contemporary Art). Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Mit Press, 2006.

Required Reading:

Goriunova, O.; Shulgin,A. From Art on Networks to Art on Platforms (Casestudies: Runme.org, Micromusic.net and Udaff.com. Unpublished, 2006.

•    Week 8 (10/16, 10/18)
Education and the Social Web

Required Reading:

Catone, Josh . "Web 2.0 Backpack: Web Apps for Students." Read/WriteWeb. 22 Jun 2007. 27 Aug 2007 <http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/web_20_backpack_web_apps_for_students.php>.

"The Web Credibility Project: Guidelines – Stanford University." Stanford University. 1 Jun 2002. 27 Aug 2007 <http://www.webcredibility.org/guidelines/index.html>.

•    Week 9 (10/23, 10/25)
Political Activism and the Social Web

Required Reading:
Spouse, Ea. "ea_spouse: EA: The Human Story." ea_spouse. 10 Nov 2004. 20 Jun 2007 <http://ea-spouse.livejournal.com/274.html>.

"Hello Garci scandal – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Main Page – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 24 Jun 2005. 20 Jun 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello_Garci_scandal#_note-10>.

Zuckerman, Ethan. "My heart is in Accra “; Mapping land distribution in Bahrain." Ethan Zuckerman. 31 Oct 2006. 20 Jun 2007 <http://ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=1085ap/>.

The Internet and youth political participation. 1 Dec 2006. 20 Jun 2007  <http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue12_8/kann/#author>

Video:
"Bush/Blair Love Song." Archive.org. 19 Dec 2003. 20 Jun 2007 <http://ia300131.us.archive.org/0/items/bush_blair/bush_blair.mov>.

Suggested:
"Kiva.org – Loans that change lives." Kiva.org – Loans that change lives.  1 Jan 2004. 20 Jun 2007
<http://www.kiva.org/>.

Dale, Michael, and Warren Sack. "Metavid." Metavid. 27 Apr 2007. 20 Jun 2007 <http://metavid.ucsc.edu/>.

"FAQ." wikileaks.org.  1 Jan 2007. 20 Jun 2007 <http://wikileaks.org/faq>.

•    Week 10 (10/30, 11/01)
Preconditions and Typologies o Participation

Questions:
Which different types (and intensities) of participation can you identify?

Kann, M. First Monday. 27 Jul 2007. 31 Jul 2007 <http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue12_8/kann/#author>

•    Week 11 (11/06, 11/08)
Motivations for Participation

Questions:
What motivates people on the Social Web to engage?

Required Reading:

Gefen, David, and Catherine M. Ridings. " Virtual Community Attraction:Why People Hang Out Online." Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.  1 Nov 2004. 31 Jul 2007 <http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol10/issue1/ridings_gefen.html#s2>.

•    Week 12 (11/13, 11/15)
The Ethics of Participation. Got ethics? Labor, what? 
(The production of value on the Social Web)

Questions:
What are ethical standards on both, the side of the users and the corporate platform providers?

What’s the difference between moralistic posturing and discussions about context-specific ethics?

Does talk about ethics mean that we can’t have any more fun?

Do the activities on the Social Web qualify as immaterial labor?

Required Reading:

Scholz, Trebor. " What the MySpace generation should know about working for free -   Trebor Scholz ‘journalisms’  – Collectivate.net."   home  – Collectivate.net.  3 Apr 2007. 26 Aug 2007 <http://www.collectivate.net/journalisms/2007/4/3/what-the-myspace-generation-should-know-about-working-for-free.html>.

Roush, Wade. "Technology Review: The Moral Panic over Social-Networking Sites." Technology Review: The Authority on the Future of Technology.  7 Aug 2006. 26 Aug 2007 <http://www.technologyreview.com/read_article.aspx?id=17266&ch=infotech>.

 Jarvis, Jeff. "BuzzMachine Blog Archive Who owns the wisdom of the crowd? The crowd.." BuzzMachine. 26 Oct 2005. 12 Jun 2007 <http://www.buzzmachine.com/2005/10/26/who-owns-the-wisdom-of-the-crowd-the-crowd/>.

Suggested Reading:

 Wyrick, Brian, and Dmytri   Kleiner. "Infoenclosure 2.0." Mute magazine – Culture and politics after the net. 29 Jan 2007. 26 Aug 2007 <http://www.metamute.org/en/InfoEnclosure-2.0>.

Terranova, Tiziana. "Free Labor." Universitat Oberta de Catalunya UOC. 15 Aug 2000. 12 Jun 2007 <http://www.uoc.edu/in3/hermeneia/sala_de_lectura/t_terranova_free_labor.htm>.

Pollard, Dave. "Finding People to Make a Living With." Recently Changed Weblogs.  7 Feb 2007. 26 Aug 2007 <http://blogs.salon.com/0002007/2007/03/26.html#a1818>.

Rauch, Peter. "Confessions of an Aca/Fan:  The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins: Fable and Other Moral Tales: A Study in Game Ethics (Part One)." Confessions of an Aca-Fan: The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins.  1 Aug 2007. 26 Aug 2007 <http://www.henryjenkins.org/2007/08/games_and_ethics.html>.

•    Week 13 (11/20, 11/22)
Fields of Possibilities

Questions:
What are the core characteristics of the Social Web?

How can networked publics fight back?
Today, is it practical to live ethical lives in the context of the Social Web and mobile social space? If so, tactics could be learned and shared with others.

Required Reading:

Jarvis, Jeff. "New News: Deconstructing the newspaper." BuzzMachine  . 18 Jan 2006. 26 Aug 2007
 <http://www.buzzmachine.com/2006/01/18/new-news-deconstructing-the-newspaper/>.

•    Week 14 (11/27, 11/29)
The Future of the Social Web

 Required Reading:

Cascio, Jamais. "WorldChanging: Tools, Models and Ideas for Building a Bright Green Future: The Rise of the Participatory Panopticon." WorldChanging: Tools, Models and Ideas for Building a Bright Green Future.  4 May 2005. 12 Jul 2007 <http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/002651.html>.

•    Week 15 (12/04, 12/06)
Presentations, Finals


 

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    In this book Tabizel predicted a “Three Wave Theory” of the Internet. The first wave was about hardware, telecoms infrastructure and search capability.

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    Tabizel predicted that entire political parties, stock markets and even digital economies would emerge forming “super-virtual” economic nations by 2015, some of which would eventually challenge the independence of physical nations.

    Worth a read 15 years on …

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