Blog Response 5 Colin Rosati

Web 3.0 will have fully immersive centralized social media platform that opens the users desktop, local file library apps like ITUNES as well as Pinterest, Tumblr, Intsagram, Twittr, StumbleUpon and Spotify to be connected with your peers. These application will have privacy settings, to allow anonymity and integration but those will still lack security. I believe social media will also have separate threads that are more like a database or access to a public server of content. With the all the information overwhelming Google there will be decentralized databases of information that are more biased made by individuals & groups correcting each other. The user will be able to search things and objectivity will no longer exist, except up to the test of a small group of people that could like, verify or add folklore annotations (non-objective ideas that ppl share)

There will be more content than every and the media streams will be easier to tap into and stay locked. Netflix, Youtube will be escalated and the walls of the mazes will be harder and higher to navigate. The masses of web 3.0 users will be apathetic and able to become increasingly escapist into a media landscape. The creativity of the mass web 3.0 users will be still at the hands of corporations who give you Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest where you can curate content but in a standardized form. Although the limitation of the web will be more evidently not attached to the screen, holograms and augmented reality of Pinterest interior decoration is not critically creative. These users will be well curated aestheticized indiviualists that lack critical creativity that reflect society. There will be entertainment artist that blur the immersive boundaries of art like CGI artists working with Oculus.

In Web 3.0 the open source movement will still be a major creative driving force behind information, media and applications that will hopefully be means to navigate media mazes. I wonder if Marshal McLuhan’s medium is the message stand up against Web 3.0- is augmented realities, instantaneous media, penetrating networks the message?


I agree with Lovnik with the specialized field of internet criticism. The internet is shaping us and changing our dailey habits. I believe it is important to explore and criticize those changes as well as debunk myths and biased social effects of the internet. I believe there should be a field of criticism for many any field that studies human behaviour- net-pyschology, net-sociology, net-archeology, net- personal and business advisor, net-councilor, net-anonymous, net-exorcist, net-guru, net-mother, net-moral leaders, net-unions… these are silly but my point is these fields should study these effects as a major historical development as well as have specified net analysts.

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