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The Wild, Wild Web: Making Sense of the New Digital Landscape

WESeminar 12: What in the world is going on in the wilderness formerly known as the World Wide Web? Every day, social networking, user-generated content, search-engine optimization, targeted advertising and time-shifted content consumption fill news reports with all sorts of hyphenated gobbledygook. But all of this fast-forming, foreign language appears to be redefining every form of human interaction, from love to commerce. In this bold new era in which "tweet" and Google" are verbs, we examine the State of the Internet through representatives of Yahoo! and ESPN, two distinct, central players in this fast-moving arena.

Moderator: Robert King '84, vice president / editor-in chief, ESPN.com

Presenters: Marc Davis '84, chief scientist and vice president of ESP, Yahoo! Mobile; Hong Qu '99, user experience researcher, YouTube

Tishler Lecture Hall (Room 150), Exley Science Center

Official Website: http://www.wesleyan.edu/rc/2009/weseminars.html

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