Kevin Drum, well known for his Friday Cat Blogging, linked to an interesting blog post about online activism and cute cats, “The Cute Cat Theory of Digital Activism.” Describing the presentation offered at conference about social software, the theme hooked me:
Web 1.0 was invented to allow physicists to share research papers.
Web 2.0 was created to allow people to share pictures of cute cats.
It’s an interesting summary of a presentation, especially as it talks about political activism and the use of the Internet:
With web 2.0, we’ve embraced the idea that people are going to share pictures of their cats, and now we build sophisticated tools to make that easier to do. as a result, we’re creating a wealth of tech that’s extremely helpful for activists.
But the graphics really make the presentation — it’s got cute cats!