What Web 2.0 lacks is the technique of antagonistic linkage.
This isn't quite true. The Vote Links microformat has been around since at least 2005, and allows for attaching implicit dis-/approval for whatever is being linked to. As with so many bits of “Web2.0,” however, only so many people know about it, fewer understand it, and probably even fewer actually use it…]]>
Thanks for linking to my “I'm Not Here to Make Friends” post. I agree a little positivity can go a long way, I guess I was in a sour mode when I honed in on that video and essay but I think between the two of them they provide an interesting counterpoint to the enthusiasm we *generally* hear regarding social media. The world is full of evangelists and cheerleaders so once in a while it is nice to swallow a bitter pill! That Ippolita, Lovink and Rossiter essay that I linked to/quoted is exactly that…]]>