One of the ideas that, if you think about it, flows through the entire course, is that of power shifts – and possible revolutions 🙂
Many authors argue that social media bring about a restructuring of power relationships in society, because they tend to empower the masses.
I invite you to reflect upon the many factors, scattered throughout several readings this semester, that account for reasons why power relationships are changing. I also invite you to envision daring possibilities about what the world might look like. Beware of “2.0”s thrown after big terms such as government, health, education, politics, etc. – sometimes they signal a real shift, and sometimes, a superficial adoption of Web 2.0 technologies but not philosophies.
What do you think it means to adopt a Web 2.0 philosophy? And how is that different from simply adopting some Web 2.0 technologies?
To illustrate, here is an old post of mine that applies these ideas to public relations. But I invite you to reflect on these ideas on your own.