Monthly Archives: September 2015

#WEB206 – An interesting conundrum

In this new subject, we are all required to create some kind of online presence within which to post our writing exercises. The first thing we had to do was pick a topic for this presence (I chose to create … Continue reading

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#WEB206 – #Avatars

TUTOR: Avatars – How much or to what extent do user avatars affect your perception of the people behind them? MY RESPONSE: Avatars greatly affect my perception of the people I am dealing with online. In the olden days of IRC, … Continue reading

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#WEB206 – #Copyright vs #CreativeCommons

TUTOR: Copyright vs Commons: What are the positives and negatives of these two formats for regulating ownership over content? MY RESPONSE: Due to the nature of my work history, I am quite comfortable with this week’s topic. Therefore, I’m going to … Continue reading

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#WEB206 – Do you agree with the Creative Commons peeps who argue that copyright is restricting culture? Justify your answer.

TUTOR: Do you agree with the Creative Commons peeps who argue that copyright is restricting culture? Justify your answer. MY RESPONSE: I completely support the rationale driving the Creative Commons. To quote Isaac Newton, “If I have seen further than … Continue reading

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#WEB206 – What type of license do you think you will use for your non-academic work?

TUTOR: What type of license do you think you will use for your non-academic work? MY RESPONSE: I think I’ll be using an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. (I haven’t fully decided yet.) This means that I will allow … Continue reading

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#WEB206 – Reading: ‘The Phenomenology of Space in Writing Online’

Just wanted to mention that I am interested in the notion of cyberspace in this reading. The authors mention Bruce Sterling’s referral to cyberspace as “the place between”. They also ask the question, “When we connect to the Internet, are … Continue reading

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#WEB206 – Web site credibility. Which of these criteria do you feel you have typically relied upon to determine the reliability of a site in the past? Why?

TUTOR: Warnick lays out five criteria cited by lay users as indexes of web site credibility. Which of these criteria do you feel you have typically relied upon to determine the reliability of a site in the past? Why? MY RESPONSE: … Continue reading

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