From The Times Education Supplement April 2008
'Web 2.0 has become a warm and dark space for people with too much time and too few ideas.'
I disagree; we all have the same amount of time we simply borrow it from elsewhere.
'Older citizens, the poor, the illiterate and the socially excluded are invisible in Shirky's "everybody". Once more, the US, and occasionally the UK, is "the world" in the world wide web. The hypothesis is clear: the internet/web/Web 2.0 changed "everything". The question remains: for whom?'
Tara Brabazon is professor of media studies, University of Brighton.
The same criticisms can be made of Marc Prensky and all his unsubstantiated twaddle about 'Digital Natives'.