First Monday has a great issue covering Critical Perspectives on Web 2.0. The articles look at Web 2.0 phenomena (user-generated content, interactivity, social networking, etc.) from a socio-political-economic perspective and bring up some interesting paradoxes inherent in the movement. So far I’ve read “Market Ideology and the Myths of Web 2.0” and “Loser Generated Content: From Participation to Exploitation” and I found their critiques really interesting. It’s good to see a questioning of a lot of the dogma coming out of the Web 2.0 movement, whether you agree with their criticisms or not.