Reading Diary

Reading Diary

According to Andrew, with people being a part of the Web, the internet is no more a trusted source and the information that everyone reads may not necessarily be true or correct or even from the right source.

With the introduction of the Web 2.0 beta version, the internet revolution began. This is where all networking sites, blogs and video blogs came together and began following the ‘law of digital Darwinism’ where these sites would ignore one another and focus of becoming big and popular.

As time has passed, the vast change in Web 2.0 has been very noticeable. Many users cling on to the internet 24x7 and continue to update their blogs or profiles and lies such as talking dogs or marching penguins have reached a million people just through the internet. The main of Web 2.0 was to provide information, bringing truth to more people and bringing about a global perspective but in turn the revolution is just delivering superficial observations of the world. This sucked out the life of traditional media and cultural content. Because of the free user generated content, many users began their own music recordings, their blogs became articles to refer from and professional movie makers were replaced by homespun movie makers.

A disadvantage that became quite popular during the Web revolution was information theft and plagiarism. Web 2.0 started providing dubious content by anonymous sources and it continuously played with our gullibility. Our trust has been compromised because the internet is not as secure as we think it is. For instance, Google(search engine) knows more about ourselves than our close friends or family members because of the numerous questions we type into the search bar.

Today, blogs are increasingly becoming a battlefield where a person speaks out his opinions and viewpoints and is now more of a war than a place to share viewpoints. All major companies such as IBM, Maytag etc. have their own blogs where they share the...

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