We are the web

imagesOne of the things I can say about professor Michael Wesch’s video “The Machine is us/ing us” is that I agree. “We are the web” as said in the video, we are the ones that post and tag images, videos or links and by that we are teaching a new idea to the machine. In the past early websites were written in HTML and in this format form and content were inseparable. Then came XLM which separated the content and the form making internet less complicated for users. Here XLM was all about content, not form, and because of this the internet became what it is now. Getting back to Professor’s Wesch idea and looking more closely into it  we can say that many of the web pages that we know today are compose of the things we add to them. For example, youtube is a web page compose of videos users upload and all of the social networks used today are as well made up of all the media we share. We are the instructors and technology will keep learning from us but one thing we should keep in mind is that everything that you post, send or share will be there for everyone to see.

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One thought on “We are the web

  1. The content of your reply is great and tells me that you were able to grasp the ideas Wesch was trying to bring across.
    However, I want to point out some punctuation errors to you. Your sentence “In the past early websites were written in HTML and in this format form and content were inseparable” should be “In the past, early websites were written in HTML, and, in this format, form and content were inseparable.”
    Your following sentence should be separated into two: “For example, youtube is a web page compose of videos users upload and all of the social networks used today are as well made up of all the media we share.” What you wanted to say is this “For example, YouTube is a web page composed of videos that users upload. Similarly, all of the social networks used today are made up of all the media we share.”
    Also, please proofread your work so that minor grammar errors like “are compose” don’t happen (should be “are composed”).
    :”For example, youtube is a web page compose of videos users upload and all of the social networks used today are as well made up of all the media we share.” I think what you may wanted to say is this “For example, YouTube is a web page composed of videos that users upload. Similarly, all of the social networks used today are made up of all the media we share.”

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