Monthly Archives: December 2013

WEB101 – Activity Two – Introduction to Blogs and RSS feeds

Official thread: Activity Two – Introduction to Blogs and RSS feeds In the second activity, you’re asked to start exploring RSS feeds (if you haven’t already). Which of the RSS readers did you end up using? If you didn’t use … Continue reading

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WEB101 – Activity One – Discussion

Official thread: Activity One – Discussion Having read the Rebecca Blood and Jill Walker readings for this week, you are encouraged to discuss the following issues: The early days of blogging were extremely optimistic about the potential of blogs to … Continue reading

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WEB101 – Official Thread: Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0

Official Thread: Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 Not all of you will want to dig deeply into the ways in which Web 2.0 is changing businesses mentioned in the section ‘The Business Perspective’, but for many of you it will … Continue reading

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WEB101 – Activity one – Newsflash!

Official Thread: Activity one – Newsflash! The first activity for this week asks you to explore the separation of form from content through RSS. How did you go testing out the news.com.au example given? Did it work as expected? The … Continue reading

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WEB101 – Readings – ‘What is Web 2.0?’ and ‘The Wisdom of the Chaperones’

I enjoyed these readings. Provided a good overall perspective on Web 2.0 and the impacts and potential growth (which has come to fruition since publication) of social media and other web-related technologies. One phrase that stood out to me in … Continue reading

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WEB101 – Official Thread: The Wayback Machine

Official Thread: The Wayback Machine The Wayback Machine: a fascinating way of spending hours exploring how websites have changed over the years. The Wayback Machine is part of the Internet Archive which is an amazing repository serving the dual purpose … Continue reading

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WEB101 – Official Thread: Thinking about the Web

Official Thread: Thinking about the Web The ‘intangible’ nature of much of the technology that we use when we access the Web has led to a wide variety of metaphors being used to describe our interactions there.  Indeed, even that … Continue reading

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