A quick post to comment on another blog post here at Library Bytes which tells us that as a term ‘Web 2.0’ is now dead and that ‘social media’ has supplanted it. Hoora and Huzzah I say! I don’t know about you, but I always found it really difficult to explain Web 2.0 to library stakeholders and, if I’m honest, back in the day it took me a while to get my head around it myself. Web 2.0 never seemed specific or descriptive enough while ‘social media’ manages to encapsulate the linked activities of content creation and social interaction very neatly.
Now we just have to get rid of the dreaded ‘Library 2.0’ for something better. I’m all for reclaiming the terms ‘Library’ and ‘Librarians’, especially after years labouring under the title Senior Information Officer which meant everyone had even less clue as to what I did than they do now, but Library 2.0 has always seemed to me even more incomprehensible than Web 2.0 and has an inevitable bandwagon-esque feel. I think I may even prefer ‘books n’ stuff’! (see image below)
Does anyone out there passionately disagree with me?