The recent changes in the web (i.e. web 2.0) have changed the media landscape. While there are a number of groups dissecting web 2.0 there is not a group specifically for new media or media 2.0. Media 2.0 has moved the power to media from the few to the many. Today there is an answer as the Media 2.0 Workgroup, created by Chris Saad, has officially been announced and can be defined as follows:
"The Media 2.0 Workgroup is a group of industry commentators, agitators and innovators who believe that the phenomena of democratic participation will change the face of Media Creation , Distribution and Consumption. Join the conversation..."
Somewhat Frank, Jeff Pulver, Ben Metcalfe, Jeremiah Owyang and a number of other superb participants have been brought together from a cross-section of disciplines and agendas. I don't necessairily think Somewhat Frank has been categorized quite right yet, but I figure it will all get straightened out with time. As mentioned in the recent Media 2.0 Workgroup announcement:
"Some merely comment, criticize and consult, some develop tools, some live the dream and have started their own Media 2.0 empires and some are fighting from the inside of established media to change the face of ‘business as usual’."
Join us, comment, trackback, nominate your favourite voices for the workgroup
and drive the conversation forward.