The March 2008 issue of the online journal First Monday is entitled, “Critical Perspectives on Web 2.0.” It’s worth a look. Some pieces are especially provocative, including “Loser Generated Content: From Participation to Exploitation,” “Online Social Networking as Participatory Surveillance,” and “History, Hype, and Hope: An Afterward” [sic].
While the issue is a critique of Web 2.0, I can’t help but wonder how much more interesting it might have been published as a Web 2.0 journal. Then I wouldn’t have to write my comments outside of it . . .