Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us

THis is really good, except I don’t like his notion that “digital text” is somehow something on it’s own. I mean, HTML is.. digital. It’s certainly not analog. HTML is a language, as is XML. They’re both “digital text” That’s just kinda silly. Other than that, he makes a good video explaining the way the ‘new web’ is empowering people… but empowering them to do what I wonder? Just because you CAN post a bazillion pictures to flickr, doesn’t mean you should. In fact, web 2.0 is probably going to destroy the internet 1.0. The signal to noise ratio is getting way out of hand, ya know?