First Monday – Web 2.0-Issue: A critical (academic) view on Web 2.0

First Monday is a peer reviewed online-journal (since 1996), dedicated to internet studies. Here’s the TOC of the newest issue (13/3):

Preface: Critical Perspectives on Web 2.0 HTML
Michael Zimmer
Market Ideology and the Myths of Web 2.0 Abstract HTML
Trebor Scholz
Web 2.0: An argument against convergence Abstract HTML
Matthew Allen
Interactivity is Evil! A critical investigation of Web 2.0 Abstract HTML
Kylie Jarrett
Loser Generated Content: From Participation to Exploitation Abstract HTML
Søren Mørk Petersen
The Externalities of Search 2.0: The Emerging Privacy Threats when the Drive for the Perfect Search Engine meets Web 2.0 Abstract HTML
Michael Zimmer
Online Social Networking as Participatory Surveillance Abstract HTML
Anders Albrechtslund
History, Hype, and Hope: An Afterward HTML
David Silver

Themes seem to be the ‘usual suspects’ (crowdsourcing, cybercapitalism, privacy, surveillance); anyway, it’s always important to keep a critical view and the contributors are great, so I’m excited to read this issue. I’m especially curious why interactivity should be “evil” . . .