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Tuesday, May 18

  1. page Writing the Self edited ... Writing's reflexive character gives the writer a new awareness of self; it allows the writer t…
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    Writing's reflexive character gives the writer a new awareness of self; it allows the writer to define his or her mind out of the confusion of thoughts and emotions.
    The paradox: the act of writing creates a gap between words and thoughts while at the same time encouraging us to identify words with thoughts. With the new technology of writing, the computer allows us to reexamine this: to consider how the gap opens, how we function there, and how to close the gap once again.
    These gaps are formed because of pseudonymous bloggers, whom are able to post photos of themselves, because of new technology, and only show some of their faces, but not all of it. Of they can also show themselves from behind, and use their blogs as veils, and hide from not only their readers, but themselves.
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  2. page MUDs and MOOs edited ... These programs normally compliment, not replace, face-to-face in-class discussion Many in sup…
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    These programs normally compliment, not replace, face-to-face in-class discussion
    Many in support of MOO programs feel as though these overcome the authority issue of a professor just lecturing to a group of students. Instead, everyone can converse freely and express ideas immediately.
    Susan Barnes states that MUDs are "online games. They use software programs that accept multiple player connections over the network. The software gives each player access to a shared database of 'rooms', 'exits', and objects. Players navigate the database from 'inside' their rooms, and they see only the objects located in the particular room that they are in. Players move from room to room through the exits that connect the rooms. MUDs can be viewed as a type of virtual reality, or an electronically represented 'place' that can be visited."
    Where MUDs are object oriented, MOOs add additional objects to the database, "such as rooms, exits, things, and notes. Moos support an embedded programming language that enables players to describe types of behavior of the objects they create. MOOS facilitate the creation of virtual reality objects that enable the user to experience different types of environments and locations.

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  3. page Citizen Journalism edited ... An article found on the website "OJR: The Online Journalism Review," which focuses o…
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    An article found on the website "OJR: The Online Journalism Review," which focuses on the future of digital journalism, talks about "The pros and pros and cons of 'citizen journalism.'
    Check out the article here to learn more about the idea of citizen journalism.
    Rettberg further explains "Citizen Journalism" with help from the term Gatewatching
    Gatewatching is a term "that plays upon the idea of gatekeeping in traditional media 'At its most basic', Bruns writes, 'gatekeeping simply refers to a regime of control over what content is allowed to emerge from the productions processes in print and broadcast media; the controllers (journalists, editors, owners) of these media, in other words, control the gates through which content is released to their audiences." (p.103)

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Monday, May 17

  1. page Types of Blogs edited ... This coincides with what we spoke about in class- that is, the idea of finding a community to …
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    This coincides with what we spoke about in class- that is, the idea of finding a community to speak to with your blog. In this case, the blogger is the member of a community, but takes a leadership role in sifting through vast amounts of content in order to provide his or her community with content of interest.
    Rettberg (16) also suggests that topic driven blogs are more oriented towards discussion.
    Video blogging or vlogging
    Is a blog that uses video as a medium.
    Entries are usually embedded videos with supplemental text or other multimedia.
    Vlogs of note:
    Ebaum's World ( www.ebaumsworld.com )
    Rocketboom ( www.rocketboom.com )

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  2. page Networked Text edited ... This creation of a network by use of links between and within blogs and websites forms the fou…
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    This creation of a network by use of links between and within blogs and websites forms the foundation for the development of communities and trends:
    "The links between blogs can be read by computers. Search engines and more specialized services use them to trace the patterns and connections between blogs. Technorati.com is one of the most popular and comprehensive blog search engines...By tracking links from blogs, Technorati provides a tool for following trends." (Rettberg 58)
    --Information According to Kathleen Fitzpatrick in her article, "CommentPress: New (Social) Structures for New (Networked) Texts" ( http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=jep;view=text;rgn=main;idno=3336451.0010.305 )
    According to Fitzpatrick, The Institute for the Future of the Book released the first version of Commentpress on July 25, 2007.
    CommentPress is a WebPress theme that allows for long documents to be published on the web.
    CommentPress allows documents to be internally and externally liked, and facilitates comments and discussion on the document at any level of the work.
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  3. page DIalogue edited ... Most forms are an accompanying CD-ROM or DVD Rather than using hyperlinking to connect reader…
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    Most forms are an accompanying CD-ROM or DVD
    Rather than using hyperlinking to connect readers with the multimedia.
    Bolter notes a significance that even debate over hypertext even occurs in print (both proponents and opponents of the new form (citing Birkets 1994; Miller, 1998; Slouka, 1995; and so on).
    Even though proponents of hypertext have transferred their ideas and presentations to CD-ROM and the Web, they recognize that unfortunately it is necessary in order to a traditional academic audience.
    Scholars in the humanities continue to regard print forms as authoritative (Bolter, 2001, p. 112).

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  4. page Social Networks and Communities edited ... Interactive communities where all users create and share content with each other, ex. Karaoke …
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    Interactive communities where all users create and share content with each other, ex. Karaoke Channel
    110 million users, but controversy surrounds this number due to the large number of inactive accounts
    Linkedin Facts: According to ( http://press.linkedin.com )
    Linkedin has members in over 200 countries
    There are over 65 million users
    New members join close to every second and approximately half of the new members are from outside the United States.
    Executives from every Fortune 500 company are members of Linkedin.

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  5. page DIalogue edited ... Plato praised dialogues as "a form of communication more valuable than dissemination"…
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    Plato praised dialogues as "a form of communication more valuable than dissemination" (Rettberg 34).
    John Durham Peters criticized how praised dialogue is, saying that "[d]ialogue is only one communicative script among many. The lament over the end of conversation and the call for refreshed dialogue alike miss the virtues inherent in nonreciprocal forms of action and culture" (34, taken from Peters 1999, 35).
    [ Hypertextual Essay] - Bolter Chapter 8
    The traditional form of academic essays has remained fairly unchanged even though the internet has grown to become one of the most popular forms of communication.
    Research essays in a hypertextual form remain relatively rare on the internet.
    Academic writing has stayed true to publication in journals or anthologies.
    Academics seeking tenure or promotion are not publishing their research in new media.
    However, there is an increasing number of individuals experimenting with new media.
    Postmodern Culture is a fully electronic journal (jefferson.village.virginia.edu/pmc) that publushes online.
    They present linear articles instead of presenting information in hypertext.
    Scholars tend to be more likely to use multimedia as a supplement to illustrate issues.
    Most forms are an accompanying CD-ROM or DVD
    Rather than using hyperlinking to connect readers with the multimedia.

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  6. page Monetizing Blogs edited ... If blogging comes under the control of advertisers it will drastically change the way blogs ar…
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    If blogging comes under the control of advertisers it will drastically change the way blogs are accessed and read. Blogging should remain as autonomous as it is now. It seems that advertisers stumbled upon the new medium that is grabbing reader's attention and wants to capitalize on it.
    As with so many other things throughout history, once it was realized that money could be made off of blogs, people quickly began to take advantage of this through the monetization of their blogs. This has affected blogging because some blog posts may now be influenced by advertisers and promotions. Readers might also get frustrated by sidebar advertisements cluttering a blog page.
    Blogs have the potential to be very lucrative to companies but, they can also have adverse effects if they are Flogs, or fake blogs. Click here for more information about flogs.
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  7. page Commercial Blogs edited ... Tuts Plus earns for Collis Taeed $55,000 each month. http://www.blogitem.com/2010/news/world-…
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    Tuts Plus earns for Collis Taeed $55,000 each month.
    http://www.blogitem.com/2010/news/world-most-profitable-blogs.html
    Flogs
    Commercial blogs can be very lucrative for business, but a few companies tried to create fake blogs. the companies claimed that fans of the products created the sites
    Walmart has 2 : Wal-Mart: Working Families for Wal-Mart and Wal-Marting Across America
    Working Families for Wal-Mart to counter act the bad press Wal-Mart received after doubts over proper wages for workers arose in the media
    Wal-Marting Across America details the journey of a couple across America and the hospitality of Wal-Mart stores for having open parking lots to camp out in.
    Sony: All I want for Christmas is a PSP
    This blog seemed to be a wish list from a young teen about how much he wanted a PSP for Christmas with over the top slang usage and very high quality Sony graphics and brand messages which did not fool anyone.

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