Web 2.0 in 5 minutes

One of the blogs that I’ve put into my Google Reader is Google Operating System. It’s not an official Google Blog, but it is a blog that highlights many of the things that Google influences, including how the web has changed.

Today, this item was posted, which was a link to a video made by Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. It’s a great primer in what Web 2.0 is, and how it is really changing things. I think the most interesting aspect is looking at how Yahoo was back in 1996, a basic page built on simple HTML – i.e.

<HTML>

<HEAD><TITLE>Yahoo!</TITLE></HEAD> et cetera

To the code for the CNN Top Stories RSS Feed, in full XML. Do watch this, it’s less than 5 minutes, and the music is pretty good to listen to 🙂 –