Bates and the Social Web (2009)

Yours, Mine, and Ours – Redux

The World Wide Web was conceived, from the start, as a social medium: as a space for virtual collaboration. Although it was dominated, during its early years, by the one-to-many broadcast model which preceded it, the Web has been evolving toward its potential as a social space for meaningful interaction.

At Bates, we’ve developed a blueprint which approaches the entire bates.edu domain from the perspective of social experience, drawing our constituents from general awareness of the College toward deeper social and personal interaction based on shared interests and common intellectual passions.

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