Assignment 10 group coursework presentation of research part 2.0
Wordpress• Started in 2003, users, particularly aspiring journalists, can create and manage blogs for free.• People can leave comments under blog posts which encourages and forms friendships through a common interest or belief.
Countries that use WordPress the most1. English 66%2. Spanish 8.7%3. Portuguese 6.5%4. Indonesian 3.5%5. Italian 2%6. German 1.8%7. French 1.4%8. Russian 1.1%9. Vietnamese 1.1%10. Swedish 1.0%
SummaryThe top 10 countries that use WordPress tend tobe developed European countries. Blogging hasspread across Europe and slowly across Asia, asVietnamese users now blog regularly.
SummaryIt is clear that the buzz around blogging hasspread very far as the amount of page viewsand blog posts have increased in recent years. In2007 there were 1.5m blog posts which hasnow risen to around 24m, around 16 times itssize. In 2007, Wordpress had around 2m pageviews this has now soared to just over 3 billionpage views.
Has blogging become more influential than broadcast media?
Easy access with Smartphones and other devicesBlogger apps on devices such as Blackberry, iPhone and iPad makes it so much easier to interact with media as with the touch of a button blog posts can be made and submitted from wherever you are. iPad Blogger app
Broadcast media’s true facts VS Blog’s opinionsThis online BBCarticle statesfacts about theevents
This blogpostpresentsopinionsof theriots andwhy itoccurred
Phone Interview with Broadcasting Assistant for local radio stationHere are the key questions and answers..
1. How do you use social media in your duties?Through Twitter and Facebook..• to create awareness on upcoming events• to give shout outs on air• connect with listeners• To find out latest news to update and share views/debates with listeners
2. Do you believe that blogs are more influential than other broadcasting media?No..For me in my job blogs won’t create as much of a buzz and circulation whereas on social networking sites listeners can instantly converse with each other.
3. Do you believe our engagement with social media is progressive?Yes..• With the help of smart phones social media is within easy access• Social media helps us build relationships with people who share similar views/habits
Research resource checklist for Blogs and Wikis..
Ted Talks Video – Clay Shirky‘How Social Media Can - Campaigning online to enable people to vote Make History’ - "largest increase in expressive capability in human history" - Media good at conversation is bad at creating groups and vice versa - Media has support for groups and conversations at the same time - Natively good at supporting these conversations - Motive carnage for all other media - Every medium is next door to another one - Groups can communicate with each other - When a new consumer joins this medium a new producer joins also - Earthquake reported as it happened - Spread all over the Internet due to social connections - Twitter announced it before the news - The citizens published it before anyone else - Only way to filter the media is to shut down servers
The Dangers of the internet! Mass Hysteria• Although they don’t publicly release all the toys they have at their disposal, the folks at Facebook are capable of thoroughly analyzing the massive volume of data their users create every day.• Using Facebook Lexicon, a tool that looks for occurrences of words and phrases on Walls over time and displays them on a graph, they’ve released a couple of screenshots which show how the discussion of the swine flu on Facebook went over time, and how it spread geographically. The figures on of many people were discussing Swine Flue http://mashable.com/2009/ 04/29/facebook-swine-flu/
The Dangers of the internet!Talking To Strangers• In 2006, Cox Communications partnered with the National Centre for Missing & Exploited Children and TV host and children’s advocate John Walsh.• They conducted a national survey among 1,000 U.S. teenagers ages 13-17.• Their report shows that nearly 7 out of 10 teens have received personal messages from people they’ve never met.• These teens were asked “When someone whose name you don’t recognize contacts you online (email, IM, text, or chat messages), do you usually ignore their messages?”• 6 of 10 said yes.• 3 of 10 said they replied to the messages or chatted with them.• 8% of teens surveyed said they had actually met with someone they had only talked to online. http://www.covenanteyes.com/2008/08/07/stranger-danger-how-• This percentage was higher for 16- and 17-year-olds (14%) and lower for 13- to 15-year-olds many-teens-are-talking-to-strangers-online/
The Dangers of the internet!Talking To Strangers • More females than males are harassed or sent messages online making them a target for strangers. • The highest numbers were in 16-17 year olds http://www.covenanteyes.com/2008/08/07/stranger-danger-how- many-teens-are-talking-to-strangers-online/
When And why did it come about?When?• The Internet has precursors that date back to the 19th century, especially the telegraph system, more than a century before the digital Internet became widely used in the second half of the 1990s.• It was begun by the US Dept of Defence in the early 1960s as a way to communicate between different computers should a nuclear or other attack take out the phone grid in the US.• It was originally called the ARPANet, and had an IP address of 0.0.0.0. There was no "name" for sites at that time.• That did not come until the 1990s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Internet
When And why did it come about?Why?• Early computers used the technology available at the time to allow communication between the central processing unit and remote terminals.• The reason as to why the internet came about is because of military communication.• The Internet was not really invented but grew out of the U.S. militarys search for a way to defend against a large area attack.• They connected various computers together across the United States using physical media and it gradually developed into something called the ARPANET.• As more and more computers connected to this network it grew and grew.• Eventually the Internet was born on peoples desires to be able to communicate with each other over long distances. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Internet
Society without the internet?We Have Become Too Reliant• People are spending more and more time on the internet nowadays.• However have we become too reliant on the internet?• E.g. The majority of those in education no longer use librarie4s as a source of information.• Instead they just search things online.• Is the value of literature decreasing?• Children are spending too much time cooped up inside on their computers or laptops.• This is unhealthy as they are not only not getting enough exercise but also not exploring the real world and being productive.
How the internet has evolved!The Development of The Internet• In 1976, Dr. Robert M. Metcalfe developed the Ethernet.• The Ethernet essentially allowed the coaxial cable to move data faster than normal.• This was the first step to developing the LAN networks.• In addition, it was the first step to making the Internet faster.• 1983 marks the time when every single computer that was connected to the Internet had no choice but to use the TCP/IP protocol.• Because of this, 1983 was the year when the use NCP protocol ended. http://www.articledashboard.com/Article/How-the-Internet-Has- Evolved-Over-Time/1426199
How the internet has evolved!The Development of The Internet• The National Science Foundation began working on the new T1 lines in the 1980s.• By the time they were finished in 1988, traffic began to increase. Because of this increase in traffic, the NSF began working on a second update.• In 1990 the non-profit organisation ANS formulated the idea for a T3 line.• It was a 45mpbs line and by 1991, all of the NSF websites were using this new network.• In addition, ILEC created ADSL, or Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line.• This type of technology allowed its users to surf the web.• ADSL later became DSL. http://www.articledashboard.com/Article/How-the-Internet-Has- Evolved-Over-Time/1426199
How the internet has evolved!The Development of The Internet• In 1995, the NSF stopped allowing free direct access to the NSF backbone.• This period marks the time when people began to pay for web hosting. NSF allowed four companies to have this direct access.• These four companies consequently sold access to the server for fifty dollars a year.• This cost did not include .gov and .edu domains. Broadband was introduced in 2000 as a better alternative to dial-up. The beginning of broadband marked the beginning of the Internet, as we know it today.• Because of Broadband, users are able to download music and videos. The Internet became at least ten times faster than dial-up.• It is also hard to forget the creation of 802.11b, more commonly known as Wi-Fi.• Wireless Internet allowed the use of handheld devices and the ability to take the Internet http://www.articledashboard.com/Article/How-the-Internet-Has- anywhere that you are. Evolved-Over-Time/1426199
Revolutionised how we communicate• There are now much fast and cheaper ways to communicate thanks to the internet.• Due to email or messages via social networking sites, communicating with others has never been easier.• Video calls via ‘Skype’ are now also possible thanks to the internet.• We live in a modern society where two people from opposite ends of the world are able to speak with one another for free.• However is can also be argued that this has made people much more lazy.