Sam Han ’06 has written Web 2.0 (Routledge), a highly accessible introductory text which examines crucial discussions and issues surrounding the changing nature of the World Wide Web. It puts Web 2.0 in context within the history of the Web and explores its position within emerging media technologies.
The book discusses the connections between diverse media technologies including mobile smart phones, hand-held multimedia players, “netbooks” and electronic book readers such as the Amazon Kindle, all of which are made possible by the Web 2.0. The publication also considers new developments in mobile computing as it integrates various aspects of social networking, and also covers recent controversial debates that have arisen in a backlash to the Web 2.0.
Han is an Instructional Technology Fellow of the Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York. He is the author of Navigating Technomedia: Caught in the Web and co-editor of The Race of Time: A Charles Lemert Reader.