the origins of this collaboration was a panel called "critical perspectives on web 2.0: surveillance, discipline, labor," organized by michael zimmer for the association of internet researchers conference in vancouver, canada in october 2007. our panel was well received and well attended ...
... so we decided to approach first monday about a special issue. they agreed; we worked hard to prepare our papers for publication; and yesterday, on the first monday of the month, first monday published our efforts:
Special issue: Critical Perspectives on Web 2.0
edited by Michael Zimmer
Web 2.0: An argument against convergence
by Matthew Allen
Interactivity is Evil! A critical investigation of Web 2.0
by Kylie Jarrett
thanks to michael for organizing us, to my fellow contributors for making the special issue special, and to first monday for doing what they've been doing for over ten years.