week 2 wed – digital networking


  • why networks matter
  • what does it mean to “blog”?
  • first blog comments
  • demo reading access
  • set up slideshare accounts for discussion leaders

Why Networks and Social Production Matter

Short lecture [with recap of Monday]

Social production

The power of networks

What does it mean “to blog”?

  • Discussion

For discussion:

  • What is it about blogging – or any social digital technology – that feels “voyeuristic”? Why?


Discussion leader assignments

  • See the students page
  • See the assignments page
  • Working in pairs, search Slideshare.net and find at least one “good” and one “bad” example presentation related to course topics or your research topics. Please comment on this post with your examples (links!) and an explanation. Tell me the names of the folks in the pair, please. :-)
  • Folks for next week: meet with me briefly after class!

Your Slideshare.net account

Your first comment

  • Refer to the assignment summary sheet
  • Read and comment on the blog post of the person whose name follows yours on the list. [If you are the last person in the list, you comment on the post of the first person; if the person above you doesn’t have a post, pick the person above them.]

For Next Week

  • Readings are on the home page. Remember that for the quarter you have four more reading assignments and two posts with open-ended questions.
  • Think about your project and come to class on Monday with a couple of ideas that you can share with a partner in class.
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  1. Tasha Martin, Glenn Smith and Zach Ui don’t like the following presentation on slideshare (too many words, not enough pictures) http://www.slideshare.net/frogdesign/tech-trends-2012

    Tasha Martin, Glenn Smith and Zach Ui like the following presentation on slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/jobhopjulie/use-social-media-for-recruiting-10710036

  2. Good presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/happykatie/blogging-for-business-an-introduction-to-playing-in-the-blogosphere Shows how businesses can use blogging, tips/tricks for business blogging

    Bad:http://www.slideshare.net/yongfook/the-blog-is-dead-presentation Trying to be humorous, but it’s not. Convoluted, lose track of what you’re supposed to be looking at.

    (Katie Hornung and Andrea Wright)

  3. Chris Cullen, Chris Ainsley
    We found a good example: http://www.slideshare.net/pys0209/social-media-for-marketing
    as well, a poor example:http://www.slideshare.net/jeffjarvis/new-architecture-of-media-387290 (its just SO boring!)

  4. This is my VOICE! 001100011

  5. This is the two Bens. We found two blogs about blogging. The first is quite helpful: http://www.slideshare.net/shanselman/32-ways-to-make-your-blog-suck-less. The second is dorky and not very helpful: http://www.slideshare.net/yizmo/10-ways-to-a-killer-blog.

  6. PhotoDensity

     /  11 January 2012

    This is the slideshow we thought was good/useful for this class

    And This is the crappy slideshow we found

    Kort heavens

    Tim Franklin

  7. Glenn Doom

     /  11 January 2012

    I think slide 10 of this presentation is similar to Newsweek’s cover of Michelle Bachmann.

  8. Dana & Charles
    Example of what we feel is a good/relevant/applicable blog:
    Example of what we feel is way better than the above good example:

  9. Bad Presentation:

    Useful Presentation:

    Tim Franklin and Kort Havens

  10. ckelly12

     /  11 January 2012

    Cheryl and Ava reviewed slideshare.net for a digital communications presentation and found a good one:
    and a not-so-good one:

  11. Good Example:
    (informative, simple, and entertaining)

    Bad Example:
    (lacked creativity, no depth, and not engaging)

    Shelby Iverson & Meme Ellis


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