The Virtual Revolution

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cKc_pvpuqg When the BBC announced Digital Revolution, a new project to create a programme about the rise of the Web, I had high hopes that it would be something genuinely different to the way documentaries about computing are normally made. The whole production process was put out in the open with a blog, a Twitter […]

Encarta bit by Wikipedia: Another triumph for Web 2.0

Microsoft announces the closure of Encarta later this year after losing ground over the years to freely available reference material on the Internet and on web sites like Wikipedia. “People today seek and consume information in considerably different ways than in years past,” the software maker said in a notice posted on its MSN website. […]

The Cult of the Amateur

Last night’s Newsnight had a feature about the problems of user generated content (watch again online today). It featured “The Cult of the Amateur” by Andrew Keen from the Newsnight Book Club and they were interviewing him along with Charles Leadbeater representing the opposing view. Before the debate, they had a short video about the […]