Itec830 Class Presentation 1Presentation Transcript
Blogs and the Public The Documented Life
Blogs : in a nutshell
What's a "blog"?
-Simple page with links
-Evolved to Online Journals
-Short for "Web Logs"
What's the purpose?
-Inform/update groups/the world
What do they look like?
Like any web page, it can be dynamic, by including links, movies, pictures, polls, etc. . Most blogs are written in XML language in a PHP environment. However, to start a blog and get it going you only need to sign-up and start publishing. No xml knowledge required.
What's so great about Blogs?
-Collaborative log platform for educational purposes
-Communal interactive board
-Inexpensive way reach millions of readers
-No need of programming skills, administration on website
-Increase traffic to website, popularity, ranking
-Interactive, two way communication
-Consumer reviews, ratings, etc.
Blogs : History
Each web page update was worth waiting to load (Web 1.0)
Networks grew/Limited Content
Justin Hall (journalist) implemented first filtered "web log" or "blog"
Link driven sites became a community;
Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web ( YAHOO )
Jorn Barger coined the term “weblog.”
Craig and his List
Blogger, Pitas began to offer
Millions of blog created
My Space, Hi5, Facebook, etc
Hundreds of blog providers stablished (LiveJournal, Movable Type, TypePad, TextPattern, Radio Userland and pMachine.)
Blogs : Anatomy
What is Twitter?
maximum message size of 140 characters
known as "Updates" or "Tweets"
Displayed on user's Twitter webpage
Delivered to other users who are following them
1991 - Software developer for dispatch company; courier service
1999 - Developed email blast program from cellphone
2000 - Launched company dispatching couriers, taxis, and emergency services via the web
Inspired by Livejournal and instant messaging, started to develop real-time status communication software
2006 - Founded Twitter with Biz Stone and Evan Williams
February 2009 - Third largest social network (behind Facebook and MySpace)
approximately 6 million users
How do I start to use it?
How do I start to use it?
How do I start to use it? www.viddler.com/explore/goldiekatsu/videos/58/
CBS provided live twitter streams from their editorial staff
Wikis in Education True Collaboration?
What is a Wiki?
Part web site, part white board, part junk drawer
Documents and files can be uploaded and edited by many
Tracks edit history
Able to be rolled back
Wikis create, "...freewheeling, collaborative communities: Students can edit one another's work, bounce ideas around or link to infinite other Web sites". - Blogging Clicks With Colleges , Susan Kinzie, Washington Post, 3/11/05
Wikis in Plain English - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
History of the Wiki
"Wiki" is Hawaiian for “Quick”.
Wikis started with Wikiwikiweb in 1995, developed for a software development group.
First use was as a collaborative educational tool, helping software designers learn new techniques.
Most popular Wiki, Wikipedia, started around 2001.
Wiki farms developed, where one can set their own free Wiki.