Studio 9 Blogging Exercises Introduction to the Digital Liberal Arts MDST 3703 / 7703Fall 2010
Business Don’t forget response triads! Post your comments on the week after studio (e.g. sometime today) Response to colleagues’ posts sometime on Friday
Review What are blogs? Form: posts in reverse order, RSS, trackbacks, tags Content: informal + public (liminal), personal broadcasting, global vs. historical consciousness Function/effects: what is the place of blogging in the information ecology? Witnessing – each person an eye on the world Same role as public opinion? (Toqueville) Question on the table: Are blogs suitable for academic work?
Overview Follow up on seminar – “function” of blogging Scrum Exercises Using RSS to connect your WordPress sites to other resources, e.g. Delicious Using ScribeFire Using Diigo and WebSlides
The Great Chain of Blogging Mostly commentary on the news
The Great Chain of Blogging (ii) Dan Rather incident Daily Kos, Huffington Post
Symbiosis Academic bloggers connected to … Other bloggers Journals http://www.springer.com/alert/rss?SGWID=0-40691-0-0-0 Publishers Newspapers Digital collections … through RSS, Plain Old Linking …
Exercise —Find online Academic Journals Do this as a team One person on the computer One person documenting the results Go online and find academic journals that match your topics (as a group) Use Delicious to bookmark them Tag them with MDST3703 Document your results with a post Category