This Week’s Topics:
- Why are politicians and governments on the Web?
- Why are businesses and non-profit organizations on the Web?
- How are digital publics different from traditional media publics?
- Technologies: “tags” (folksonomy), Twitter
- Discuss readings
- Lab: deconstruct a URL, demo hyperlink
- Lab: the about page
- Small groups Wed : more design discussion (design posts)
- Gaia – The Future of Politics (via Abigail)
- What Is Twitter (via Alisa)
- Wednesday’s YouTube embeds
- Discussion Leaders: Group 1 next week – Abigail, Bryan, Lauren, Liz, Yana
- Project: by Wednesday, create a blog post with two or three ideas of what you might want to do as a project; if you are working with another student (or students), collaborate, but each person should write their own post
- Remember your comment log!
- Your Questions:
* How could our class create a blog space [or YouTube clip] so powerful to be seen on national news as the video of Hilary Clinton was?
* What impact did the internet but more specifically blogs play in who you voted for in the 2008 elections?
* To what extent has the Internet increased consumer knowledge and activism? At what costs?
* In the age of Tivo and Hulu, how can companies advertise without consumers fast forwarding or tuning out their message?
* [If blogs have] little impact on voting behavior… what do you think Netroots and other sources do for the political world?
- Should internet access be a legal right?
- Understanding your telephone bill
- Balloon Boy (Twitter search)