Web participation can lead “offline” participation

While the term, “Web 2.0,” has been used to describe a wide array of applications and businesses that are often fueled by user-generated content and designed with many-to-many communication in mind, there’s one universal, operative word that sums up the essence of 2.0-ness: participatory.

But it’s not simply the case that all of this participating happens online in a virtual vacuum, where content is shared, accumulated, and archived without consequence. Participating online can also motivate users to participate offline.

Commentary and links from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.  Previously from WNM: Internet medium enables new opportunities for info politics and The search for the definitive Web 2.0 definition

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Filed under Technology, our Mirror, The Politics of New Media, User generated content, Virtual Communities, web 2.0

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