Why Pay Attention to Web 2.0, K-12

A study by the British Library raises some interesting points about information literacy and 21st century skills. “Social networking is of particular interest to librarians and publishers because it is part of a wider trend: users creating and posting content for themselves, blurring the age-old distinction between information producers and information consumers. And…it is sometimes almost impossible to tell the difference between formally published and self-published material…This is a phenomenon affecting the whole of society and the current popularity of social networking among the young perhaps diverts attention from who actually generates…content…” Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future, p. 16.