looking for a way to expel monday-itis? try immersing yourself in a wave of information that is web 2.0.
for those of you (like me) who only thought 2.0 represented the new version of myspace, web 2.o is the term used for the 'new generation' of the internet, when web usage became more interactive - no longer were web users passive consumers of information, but active content producers.
think about it. back about 7 years ago (when the internet just seemed to be dawning), websites were often dodgy, boring looking pages filled with text (sometimes images, if you were lucky) and were used by people in the same way one might interact with a book - simply read. sure, the information was a lot easier to access, and you could shoot an email off to the creator of the site (sometimes), but the majority of people were not content producers themselves.
things have sure changed, and now it is everyday people (rather than professionals) who create the majority of web content. with the massive popularity of facebook and twitter, it is often not journalists who are the first with the news, but everyday people who happen to 'stumble upon' events.
the fact that just anyone can start up a blog (such as this one right here!) shows that there is a lot of information being put out there, about every subject, by people who aren't necessary held accountable to tell the truth. this information overload means it's not always easy to separate fact from fiction, exclusive gossip from hoax. in this way, i feel that newspapers and traditional broadcast mediums still have an important place, in being a place where people can rely on for truthful information (to an extent).
however, the rise of web 2.0 has lead to stardom for many individuals, such as Charlie McDonnell, a British teen who has been posting videos on youtube for about two years. Here's a BBC breakfast interview with Charlie, an amazing example of how being funny, talented and creative can lead to big rewards in this day and age with a little initiative and motivation.