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Web 2.0 – “New Economy” of Enclosure

TitleWeb 2.0 – “New Economy” of Enclosure
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of PublicationSubmitted
AuthorsĆurčić B
Series Titlen.e.w.s
Keywords* collaboration * decentralisation * diversity * intellectual property, Brian Wyrick, Creative Commons, Dmytri Kleiner, EngageMedia, Google, Ingrid Commandeur, ISEA 2008, Lawrence Lessing, Mia Jankowicz, n.e.w.s, Paolo Virno, PeerCast, V2V, Web 2.0, YouTube

Web 2.0 is often referred as type of social networking providing “power to a user and democracy for everyone (...), as incubator of innovative forms of media and free cooperation” among its users. But, what if another point of view is added to this innocent image? We simply have to be able to comment, discuss and criticize something that is loudly (and successfully) represented as a new form of “information superhighway” bringing everyone “equal rights” to create and distribute content.