The Web 2.0 video you need to watch

I had a lovely long chat with another blogger last night and several issues of culture and process came up. I wanted to share this video I watched — which hundred of thousands if not millions have already watched — by Prof. Michael Wesch (Kansas State University) about what Web 2.0 (a terrible term, but richer with meaning than any alternative) called “The Machine Is Us/ing Us.”

A good place to start when thinking about the present and future of information and possibility of social networks.

Think about this the next time you have to edit the ol’ church newsletter.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

1 comment

  1. Well done, it is informative and I never lost interest while watching it. Now how would the Web 2.0 concept apply to the way UUs make theology, for example? One of our basic affirmations is that our theology/ies are in permanent mutual conversation through our participation in a worshipping community. Although this may be an idealized expectation, there is some truth in it. However most UU thought comes nowadays still in Gutemberg terms, i.e. in written or oral form, unidirectional, and through individual efforts. The UUA website is quite unidirectional and non-interactive. Do you know of any UU collective work that is both cooperative, representative, and in permanent change as shown in this video?

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