This session was a panel with Rob Hyndman, Matthew Ingram, and Nora Young – a panel of non-librarians who gave an interesting view point for Web 2.0. The panel was more of a discussion, which I really enjoy. Here are some of the important points I took from this session:
- Web 2.0 still isn’t for everyone – it is largely those who are already technologically inclined – how can we keep a democracy and not let one group (the techies) have too much say?
- It isn’t all techies though – motivation and passion is extremely important – the desire to get the message out
- concerns about connections – allows for global conversations but there is lack of accountability as you don’t have to look someone in the eye when you disagree -can be solitary but may see that virtual connection is made first and then taken into the real world
- truth and trust are now currencies and are no longer given by default – questioning is the norm and shows us we should have questioned “trusted” sources more
- echo chamber phenomenon – how do we keep from becoming too narrow (ie. rss feeds and the loss of serendipity)