Dead tree web 2.0 reading list

There are a number of books out there which are covering a lot of the stuff I am interested in with regard to the web and collaboration. It might be worth coming up with a reading list – how about a challenge to read them all by the end of the year?!

These aren’t necessarily all web 2.0 specific books: some cover background and the history of the technology too.

1. Here Comes Everybody – Clay Shirky

2. We-think: The Power of Mass Creativity – Charles Leadbeater

3. A Brief History of the Future: Origins of the Internet – John Naughton

4. Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything – Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams

5. Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder – David Weinberger

6. The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual – Christopher Locke, Rick Levine, and Doc Searls

7. The Long Tail: How Endless Choice Is Creating Unlimited Demand – Chris Anderson

8. Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition and Still Can’t Get a Date – Robert X Cringely

9. Naked Conversations : How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers – Robert Scoble and Shel Israel

10. The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet Is Killing Our Culture and Assaulting Our Economy – Andrew Keen

Are there any classics that I have managed to miss? Or are some of my picks utter dross that shouldn’t be touched with a bargepole?

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14 thoughts on “Dead tree web 2.0 reading list”

  1. I’m currently reading Cluetrain and Miscellaneous. So far, good reads both!

    Other books on my “to read” list:

    The Big Switch, Nicholas Carr
    Everyware, Adam Greenfield
    Now Is Gone, Geoff Livingston
    Wealth of Networks, Yochai Benkler
    Code 2.0, Lawrence Lessig

  2. Some others that might fit the bill

    Purple Cow, Seth Godin
    Meatball Sundae, Seth Godin
    The New Influencers, Paul Gillin
    The Cathedral and the Bazaar, Eric Raymond
    The Laws of Simplicity, John Maeda

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