Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond: From Production to Produsage (Digital Formations)

We – the users turned creators and distributors of content – are TIME’s Person of the Year 2006, and AdAge’s Advertising Agency of the Year 2007. We form a new Generation C. We have MySpace, YouTube, and OurMedia; we run social software, and drive the development of Web 2.0. But beyond the hype, what’s really going on?. In this groundbreaking exploration of our developing participatory online culture, Axel Bruns establishes the core principles which drive the rise of collaborative content creation in environments, from open source through blogs and Wikipedia to Second Life. This book shows that what’s emerging here is no longer just a new form of content production, but a new process for the continuous creation and extension of knowledge and art by collaborative communities: ‘produsage’. The implications of the gradual shift from production to produsage are profound, and will affect the very core of our culture, economy, society, and democracy.

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The Second Coming: Another Year of Nonsense from Two Chubby Cubs

No-one likes a boaster, but this is the thickest, longest entry that we’ve ever flopped out. It might makes your eyes water – but just take it slowly, you’ll be fine. This is a collection of the second year of stories, articles, travelogues and nonsense from the two chubby cubs! Split into lots of smaller articles, this book – weighing in at over 110,000 words, will leave you satisfied and smiling. We’ve also included the missing entries from our trips to New York and Cornwall – the glamour! The glitz! The language might be blue and the content a little coarse, but underneath all the bluster beats a big old heart. Go on – treat yourself to a second helping of your favourite Cubs!

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