Category Archives: Web 2.0

Creator of “The Machine is Us/ing Us” explains the video

By now, just about everyone who is interested in Web 2.0 has seen the The Machine is Us/ing Us video. Here’s a video of the creator of that video (Michael Wesch, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University) speaking at the recent Web 2.0 conference. He breaks down each part of the video, explaining what he was trying to accomplish and how he went about producing it. The video cuts off part-way through his talk. I will post a link to the complete presentation if and when I find it.

The video from the Web 2.0 conference is no longer available.
I tracked down this recap of that session.
Here’s the original video.


web 2.0 EXPO: The Social Media Revolution

The last session that I attended on the final day of web 2.0 EXPO was The Social Media Revolution: You Oughta Be in Pictures (and Podcasting, and Vlogging). The panel was made up of Thomas Hawk, Chris Pirillo, Robert Scoble, and Jeremiah Owyang. There’s been discussion over the past week or so about whether the trend towards live video streaming and Twittering is information overload a Web 2.0 echo chamber. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, this was a very interesting panel discussion. I was able to get some video from the fourth row.

Thomas Hawk talks about photo-blogging.

Chris Pirillo talks about live video (using and the impact that it has had on his ability to interact with his audience in a new way.

The panel talks about the power of the “Sneeze Effect” – the ability for social media to spread around very rapidly.

The panel talks about the impact of

Robert Scoble talks about what it was like to do a live video broadcast at web 2.0 EXPO.

The panel talks about the challenges of finding the signal through the noise.