bibliography for student working on web 2.0

A student wants to do his bachelor thesis on Web 2.0 and social software, so I’m looking for literature to recommend to him. He should, obviously, read Granovetter (here are my old notes from a talk Terje Rasmussen gave about this), and as he suggests, O’Reilly’s “What is Web 2.0?” is obvious, but apart from that he needs more academic texts. He’s interested in tagging, so something about classification would be good – is there a classic work about that? I came over a great list danah posted a few weeks ago of a dozen or so recent, peer-reviewed articles about social networking sites, so some of them might be good. Any more suggestions?

Oh, and what do you think is a reasonable stance on letting students use pop science books as references? Like, say, Six Degrees? Just help them find more academic texts, and try to explain the difference?

11. September 2006 by Jill

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