Saturday, April 07, 2007

Layman Web 2.0 Video

Micheal Wesch at Kanas State University created this amazing layman Web 2.0 video The Machine is Us/ing Us.

It illustrates the concepts that are shaping today's web in a surprisingly simple way . And to think that he is a cultural anthropology professor amazes me. XML, RSS, Content sharing, Tagging, Social Bookmarking, the idea that the machine is learning a new idea with every click and the creation of a database-backed web are all showcased.

My favorite part is when content from disparate sources seamless blends into the sections of the page where dropped. Drives home the powerful concept of form and content separation.

There is nothing geeky about the video. Must watch for everybody. Repeat after me : We are the Web

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