The path to Web n+1 (Introduction to Special issue on The future web)

L. Hardman, S. Pemberton

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Abstract

The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis postulates a link between thought and language: if you haven't got a word for a concept, you can't think about it; if you don't think about it, you won't invent a word for it. The term "Web 2.0" is a case in point. It was invented by a book publisher as a term to build a series of conferences around, and conceptualises the idea of Web sites that gain value by their users adding data to them. But the concept existed before the term: Ebay was already Web 2.0 in the era of Web 1.0. But now we have the term we can talk about it, and it becomes a structure in our minds, and in this case a movement has built up around it.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-17
JournalERCIM News
Issue number72
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Hardman, L., & Pemberton, S. (2008). The path to Web n+1 (Introduction to Special issue on The future web). ERCIM News, (72), 16-17.
Hardman, L. ; Pemberton, S. / The path to Web n+1 (Introduction to Special issue on The future web). In: ERCIM News. 2008 ; No. 72. pp. 16-17.
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Hardman, L & Pemberton, S 2008, 'The path to Web n+1 (Introduction to Special issue on The future web)', ERCIM News, no. 72, pp. 16-17.

The path to Web n+1 (Introduction to Special issue on The future web). / Hardman, L.; Pemberton, S.

In: ERCIM News, No. 72, 2008, p. 16-17.

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