In reading Weinberger, and the web squared, and Web 2.0 articles it is obvious that the wonderful world wide web is more complex than some may imagine. It seems as though the smarter the web gets, the easier of a time we have going along with it. In chapter 5 of Weinberger he explains a lot about tagging, and how it is becoming more common for people to tag websites or certain pages on websites so whoever may be doing a similar search can find what they’re looking for easier. It is interesting how people do this because when someone might think they are helping, they could also be throwing off a search completely. Weinberger uses wikipedia as an example. If you type in a search such as say, Redmond. Which is actually a town on the westside but there are also other Redmonds in the world that are tagged, maybe even Microsoft or other well known companies may be tagged there. This makes the web even more miscellaneous than ever. The crazy thing is even with all the tagging going on it is still fairly simple to find what you’re looking for. All three articles have mentioned how influential us users are to the web, which is very true. We are the drivers of the web, and with all the searching and tagging we do we actually just make the web smarter and smarter. Referring back to the “How Google Works” video, the more miscellaneous the web gets, the harder those google spiders work, and give us what we need to find, EVEN with some ads to go along with it.
Blake on Blog #6- Henry Jenkins Ricky W on #10: Remix Culture Jack Wildt on #10: Remix Culture Derrick Strieper on Post #5 Web of Meaning Simon Christensen on Post #4 Ch.5 and web 2.0