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WWL: Web 3.0
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
Aired:
04/30/2009
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What's next for the World Wide Web?

 

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The internet we know today –home to applications like Facebook, Google, and Wikipedia—has developed in a (more or less) open environment that has invited tinkering from anyone with the time and interest to learn how to speak its language. But now, more than ever, our guests say, it will be up to users to determine how our web—still in its adolescence—will grow up. We’re reaching a turning point: between centralized media and internet-based media—between open systems and locked down systems. It's how we react to new security threats and quickly changing business models that will lay the foundation for the internet of the future.

Below, Jonathan Zittrain gave us an example of the kind of web-wonder that might clog up transmission lines.  What would happen if everyone - all at once - went to go watch cheese ripen?


 
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DayTripperDiva Tweets @wherewelive

 Excellent show so far; very relevant to my own merge of print and electronic publishing business research.  David's comment on R&D is very helpful too...democratizing innovations. That's what I've been instinctively trying to do...And return it back by adding value to the information and centralizing it. Thanks for the creative commons insight, also.

Facebook message from Joseph Getter

A comment on Thursday's show about the internet: One problem many experience with social media & interactive web sites is that a certain percentage of users or posters are trolls, that is, people using anonymous or fake identities to post inflammatory messages. For ex., read the comments to any online newspaper. Or, if i read a really bad restaurant review at Yelp.com, i have to wonder if the competition deceptively placed it there.