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Blogs and Wikis
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  • 1. Wikis and Blogs Just What Are They?
  • 2. Wikis and Blogs <ul><li>Wikis and Blogs are another often used source for information. </li></ul><ul><li>5 years ago there were .5 million blogs today there are over 30 million. </li></ul><ul><li>Though fun to read and post to Wikis and Blogs are not always reliable. </li></ul>
  • 3. Wikis <ul><li> (n.) A collaborative Web site comprises the perpetual collective work of many authors. Similar to a blog in structure and logic, a wiki allows anyone to edit, delete or modify content that has been placed on the Web site using a browser interface , including the work of previous authors. </li></ul><ul><li>The term wiki refers to either the Web site or the software used to create the site. </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki wiki means “quick” in Hawaiian. The first wiki was created by Ward Cunnigham in 1995. </li></ul><ul><li>From Webopedia </li></ul>
  • 4. Wikis <ul><li>Wikipedia has a definition of itself. </li></ul><ul><li>WikiIndex is a wiki of wiki, wiki people and wiki ideas. </li></ul>
  • 5. Wikipedia <ul><li>http://www.wikipedia.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Probably the most famous and most controversial Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia is a great place to start looking for information but is not a good scholarly source. </li></ul><ul><li>Never cite Wikipedia in an academic paper </li></ul>
  • 6. Fun With Wikipedia <ul><li>These are some great articles about Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>KNOW IT ALL </li></ul><ul><li>Internet encyclopaedias go head to head </li></ul><ul><li>Fatally Flawed </li></ul><ul><li>The Colbert Report has been having fun with Wikipedia too. You will need a fast internet connection to watch these videos from YouTube.com (Note: this is satire. It’s intended to be funny not factual but it gives you lots to think about.) </li></ul><ul><li>Colbert Analyzes Wikipedia </li></ul>
  • 7. Blogs <ul><li>(n.) Short for We b log , a blog is a Web page that serves as a publicly accessible personal journal for an individual. Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author. (v.) To author a Web log. </li></ul><ul><li>A blog, differs from a wiki in that, typically authored by an individual, does not allow visitors to change the original posted material, only add comments to the original content. </li></ul>
  • 8. Blogs <ul><li>Places to find Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Globe of Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Blog Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are many other ways to find blogs as well. These are just the bare minimum. </li></ul></ul>

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