Is Web 2.0 really a good thing?

Summary:Some very interesting commentary here from US journalist Philip Dawdy. A sufferer from bipolar disorder, he has some choice things to say about the narcissism and potential for mental health issues that is implicit in much of so-called Web 2.

Some very interesting commentary here from US journalist Philip Dawdy. A sufferer from bipolar disorder, he has some choice things to say about the narcissism and potential for mental health issues that is implicit in much of so-called Web 2.0 - he reserves particular scorn for Google and the social networking sites.

Now, I realise this is tantamount to heresy for many people (yes, I know, this is a "Web 2.0" site right here), but in a world where astonishing numbers of kids are growing up thinking it's normal to have to maintain a cast-iron online reputation, I think it's worth examining the potential implications from multiple sides (check out the comments on that link).

In the words of Gnarls Barkley, just a thought.

Topics: Telcos

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David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't be paying many bills. His early journalistic career was spent in general news, working behind the scenes for BBC radio and on-air as a newsreader for independent stations. David's main focus is on communications, of both... Full Bio

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