A Spanglish blog dedicated to the works, ruminations, and mongrel pyrotechnics of Yago S. Cura, an Argentine-American poet, translator, publisher & futbol cretin. Yago publishes Hinchas de Poesia, an online literary journal, & is the sole proprietor of Hinchas Press.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Web 2.0

For class, I had to read an article titled, "Exploring Web 2.0 and Libraries" published by the ALA. And I guess this article sheds some light on software, like blogspot, which would be considered Web 2.0.

The reason is simple, Web 2.0 is "software that gets better as more people use it," likewise, with you Web 2.0 you can, "consumer and remix data from multiple sources, including individual users, while providing your own data and services in a form that allows remixing by others, creating network effects through an 'architecture of participation' and going beyond the page metaphor of Web 1.0"

If you have a facebook account or flickr account or a blog chances are you are working within the bounds of Web 2.0. What I find most interesting is that with Web 2.0, "the Web is shifting from an international library of interlinked pages to an information ecosystem, where data circulate like nutrients in a rain forest." What's happening is that all this software that is considered Web 2.0 is helping us to transform the Web into a ginormous brain that can cognate several streams of volition, edition, and configuration.

Another student from my class e-mailed everybody yesterday to tell us the similarities he saw in Web 2.0 with the philosophical tenet's of Noosphere. In 1923, C Lloyd Morgan came up with an idea that said that the most interesting evolutions that had taken place in history had been discontinous with Evolution. In addition, he said, "Rather, evolution experiences jumps in complexity (such as the emergence of a self-reflective universe, or nöosphere). Finally, the complexification of human cultures, particularly language, facilitated a quickening of evolution in which cultural evolution occurs more rapidly than biological evolution."

And since this blog is dedicated to not only cultural but lingual evolution, I thought it would be a good idea to explore. Is Spanglish, a quickening of the evolution of English and Spanish. Does it possess a brain much different than both English and Spanish, and what about the evolution of Spanglish. Why has it evolved so quickly and why are people so remiss about this dialect?

Food (arroz con pollo) for thought?


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