People like Josiah — techn-savvy, comfortable with technologies they grew up with and harboring zero fear of hacking and modifying them to their own requirements — expect that they can communicate either in real-time with friends or in non-real-time by customizing their online spaces. To do so, Josiah simply leveraged tools and approaches that are readily available (like RSS syndication), to mold, shape and modify what is offered in order to serve him. This as opposed to waiting for someone to anticipate his needs, decide for him what’s important, and deliver it to him someday.
Previously from WNM:
–The “Networked Generation” is reshaping media
–Generation(I)M, taking “On Demand” to another level
–The user-centered web is ruled by teenagers
–Blogging for Dollars and the Architecture of Participation
–Web participation can lead “offline” participation