Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

 
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Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
by The Economist
The Economist (2 September 2010)

“Jaron Lanier, a pioneer of virtual-reality technology, has more recently become an outspoken critic of online social media…. From “Wikinomics” to “Cognitive Surplus” to “Crowdsourcing”, there is no shortage of books lauding the “Web 2.0” era and celebrating the online collaboration, interaction and sharing that it makes possible. Today anyone can publish a blog or put a video on YouTube, and thousands of online volunteers can collectively produce an operating system like Linux or an encyclopedia like Wikipedia. Isn’t that great?”


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