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Web 2.0 Technology

When I think back to my first experiences of the internet, it shocks me to realise how much it has changed in such a short space of time. 167 more words

What is Web 2.0?

Last week, I was faced with the question, What is Web 2.0? Initially, I found the term to be an incredibly ambiguous concept, even though it seems to be regularly thrown around. 146 more words

Growing Understandings

New Soundcloud Headquarter as a Tangible Reality of a Virtual Community

The new headquarters of internationally renowned online platform SoundCloud cover three levels and approx. 4,000 square metres of an old brewery building close to the former Berlin Wall. 412 more words


Smart Mobs: Identity Deception & Play

A topic that Howard Rheingold explores in Smart Mobs, and a bit in The Virtual Community, is that of identity. Specifically, he touches on the idea of identity deception as he calls it. 889 more words


The Virtual Community: Social Economies

Howard Rheingold’s exploration of the gift economy in The Virtual Community tied in really well with the foundation of Jean Baudrillard’s idealized space of symbolic exchange, which I’ll be analyzing in a separate post. 756 more words


The Virtual Community: Human Connection

Continuing the discussion of Howard Rheingold’s The Virtual Community, another topic that stood out to me was how Rheingold approached the concept of human interaction in the virtual space. 1,036 more words