Locating the self in Web 2.0: explorations in creativity, identity and digital expression

Wessels, B. (2009) Locating the self in Web 2.0: explorations in creativity, identity and digital expression. Observatorio (OBS*), 3(3), pp. 253-272.

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An overarching assumption of Internet usage is that it allows users in everyday life as well as users in public institutions to engage in spheres of media communication. The development of Web 2.0 is facilitating greater interactivity for mainstream Internet users. This is resulting in everyday users and public institutions developing new forms of communication. Some of these forms involve improvisation in communication patterns whereas others require a degree of innovation in developing new frameworks for communication. To explore how individuals and institutions are engaging in Web 2.0 involves considering the dynamics of creativity, identity and forms of expression in digital culture. In this paper I discuss the shaping of the Web in relation to the case of the British Library and a study of student-led research projects.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wessels, Professor Bridgette
Authors: Wessels, B.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Observatorio (OBS*)
Publisher:OberCom (Observatorio da Comunicação)
ISSN (Online):1646-5954
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2009 Wessels
First Published:First published in Observatorio (OBS*) 3(3):253-272
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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