a work of electronic literature for each web 2.0 tool

Mark Merino over at Writer Response Theory posts a fabulous table matching up a work of electronic literature to each popular web 2.0 tool. I’ve stolen the whole thing, it’s so useful – I hope Mark doesn’t mind (yell at me if you do, Mark!). Mark suggests using these creative works of fiction and poetry to enrich a course where students learn about social technologies and web 2.0: “You wouldnít think of teaching writing without some examples of powerful rhetoric or inspirational works of literary mastery. At the very least, youíd expect students to be aware of some of the poetic, evocative, and creative potential of language. So why teach a course in Web 2.0 tools without some examples that push the boundaries of functional literacy with these tools?”

Have any of you experience with using creative works like these in teaching web 2.0 and the like?

Tool Elit Work
RSS Feeds: J.R. Carpenter, Tributaries and Text-Fed Streams
Blogs: Rob Wittig, Robbwit.net and Toby Litt, Slice
Social Annotation, Social Bookmarking: Diigo: Mark C. Marino, Marginalia in the Library of Babel
Facebook: Kate Armstrong, “Why Some Dolls are Bad
Wiki: multi-authored, Los Wikiless Timespedia, A Million Little Penguins
Twitter: Jay Bushman, The Good Captain.
Page Aggregator: Netvibes Kate Pullinger and Chris Joseph, “Flight Paths
Online Maps: Google Maps Charles Cummings, 21 Steps
Web 2.0: Wikipedia, Amazon.com, Facebook,
email, and more….
Serge Bouchardon, “The 12 Labors of the Internet User

02. July 2008 by Jill

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