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Blogs and Wikis

Blogs and Wikis






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    Blogs and Wikis Blogs and Wikis Presentation Transcript

    • Wikis and Blogs Just What Are They?
    • Wikis and Blogs
      • Wikis and Blogs are another often used source for information.
      • 5 years ago there were .5 million blogs today there are over 30 million.
      • Though fun to read and post to Wikis and Blogs are not always reliable.
    • Wikis
      • (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.
      • The term wiki refers to either the Web site or the software used to create the site.
      • Wiki wiki means “quick” in Hawaiian. The first wiki was created by Ward Cunnigham in 1995.
      • From Webopedia
    • Wikis
      • Wikipedia has a definition of itself.
      • WikiIndex is a wiki of wiki, wiki people and wiki ideas.
    • Wikipedia
      • http://www.wikipedia.org/
      • Probably the most famous and most controversial Wiki
      • Wikipedia is a great place to start looking for information but is not a good scholarly source.
      • Never cite Wikipedia in an academic paper
    • Fun With Wikipedia
      • These are some great articles about Wikipedia
      • KNOW IT ALL
      • Internet encyclopaedias go head to head
      • Fatally Flawed
      • 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.)
      • Colbert Analyzes Wikipedia
    • Blogs
      • (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.
      • 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.
    • Blogs
      • Places to find Blogs
        • Blogger
        • Globe of Blog
        • Google Blog Search
        • MySpace
        • There are many other ways to find blogs as well. These are just the bare minimum.