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What was web 2.0? Versions as the dominant mode of internet history

Allen, Matthew 2013, What was web 2.0? Versions as the dominant mode of internet history, New media and society, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 260-275, doi: 10.1177/1461444812451567.

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Title What was web 2.0? Versions as the dominant mode of internet history
Author(s) Allen, Matthew
Journal name New media and society
Volume number 15
Issue number 2
Start page 260
End page 275
Total pages 16
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2013-03
ISSN 1461-4448
1461-7315
Keyword(s) discourse
history
internet
version
web 2.0
web 3.0
world wide web
Summary This paper explores Web 2.0 as the marker of a discourse about the nature and purpose of the internet in the recent past. It focuses on how Web 2.0 introduced to our thinking about the internet a discourse of versions. Such a discourse enables the telling of a ‘history’ of the internet which involves a complex interweaving of past, present and future, as represented by the additional versions which the introduction of Web 2.0 enabled. The paper concludes that the discourse of versions embodied in Web 2.0 obscures as much as it reveals, and suggests a new project based on investigations of the everyday memories of the internet by which individual users create their own histories of online technology.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1461444812451567
Field of Research 200199 Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2013
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051002

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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