I was doing a search the other day on YouTube for Web 2.0 and found some great videos. I may present one or two of them to the class later in the semester, but here they are:
This first one is a great introduction to what Web 2.0 is, what it does, and what it means for us. I love how most of the narration basically occurs completely visually within Web 2.0 applications.
This second video is basically a Web 2.0 music video about Web 2.0 applications. Very funny and opens one’s eyes to the companies around the Web that are calling themselves (or being called by others) Web 2.0. The poor production quality of this one is great because it embodies Web 2.0: User content that sometimes sucks in production quality but that also sometimes is very interesting, humorous, and informative.
This third video also embodies the concept of Web 2.0 and shows one of its forebears: personal radio broadcasts. Very funny and short.
This fourth and final video is hilarious. It is full of irony, rediculous dry humor, and is in short a raucous romp through the world of Web 2.0 corporate structure and ideology. It is a tongue-in-cheek presentation Stephen Colbert style on how to start up your own Web 2.0 company. I will warn the viewer in advance that there is language and crude humor in the video.