Mute Vol 2, No. 4 − Web 2.0 Man's Best Friendster
Web 2.0’s democratisation of media produces a wealth of new perspectives. Those formerly excluded from the public sphere have the chance to make their voices heard. But this wave of participation is as important for business as it is for the newly included. Mute's Web 2.0 special uncovers the work in social networking and the centralisation of the means of sharing.
2007-01, ISSN 1356-7748-204 & ISBN 978190649614
Dmytri Kleiner & Brian Wyrick on why Web 2.0 is not a democratic revolution but the second enclosure of the information commons
The Social Software
Is blogging and social networking creating a democratic world without borders or wars? And should content producers get paid? Angela Mitropoulos on net-work and soft-war
The Long Tale
Giorgio Agostoni constructs a fictional ready-made suspended between MySpace and Second Life, Web 2.0s 'authenticity' and multi-user virtual worlds
Swarm Forms: On Platforms and Creativity
Comparing Web 2.0 and small-scale self-run cultural platforms, Olga Goriunova looks at the limitations of both populist and critical examples of the 'web as platform'
The Factory Without Walls
The global logistics industry is the infrastructural skeleton supporting Web 2.0 and much more. Brian Ashton gives a beginners guide.
First Cut Is The Deepest
Paul Helliwell reviews Ben Watson's biography of free improv maestro Derek Bailey
Merijn Oudenampsen on the branding and social cleansing of old Amsterdam
Reader Flattery – Iain Sinclair and the Colonisation of East London
Is the psychogeographic Sinclair a seer or an estate agent? John Barker casts a cold eye
The Gimp, Constant VZW, Esri Erheriene-Essi, Ben Watson
Dimensions: 22.4 x 15.2 x 1.3 cm