Thursday, January 21, 2010

You Tube Video on Web 2.0

Watched the YouTube video on Web 2.0.  It was numbing to think how far we've come in such a short time.  The power for sharing information, tomes of information, is overwhelming.  I was particularly taken by the authors last few frames where he "spoke" of new benchmarks for copyright, authorship, ethics, accuracy, etc. 

He also spoke of something very briefly:  love.  That term meant something different to me in this context.  I see the Web as literature -- non-fiction literature to be exact.  But it seems to lack poetry.  Yes, pictures can ellicit profound emotion, but it's not the same as human contact or poetry.  A picture or video will generate an immediate emotional response.  The picture is immediate and the response is too.  Human contact develops the emotional response slowly -- like poetry.

I hope we never lose that.

1 comment:

  1. Nicely stated! You may want to read a couple of our fellow ASH bloggers...some are incorporating poetry in their blogs.