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  • 1. Studio 9 Blogging Exercises Introduction to the Digital Liberal Arts MDST 3703 / 7703 Fall 2010
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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?
  • 4. 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
  • 5. The Great Chain of Blogging Comments Blog Posts Newspaper articles and op eds Investigative Journalism Mostly commentary on the news
  • 6. The Great Chain of Blogging (ii) Comments included in newspapers Investigative blog posts Newspapers and aggregated blogs Investigative Journalism, Citizen Journalism Dan Rather incident Daily Kos, Huffington Post
  • 7. Is there an analogy in academia?
  • 8. http://bavatuesdays.com/rss-feed-generator-for-academic-journals/
  • 9. http://digitalhistoryhacks.blogspot.com/2005/12/teaching-young-historians-to-search.html
  • 10. 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 …
  • 11. 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