Category Archives: Web Publishing

Discussing ‘#Weblogs and the #MassAmateurization of #Publishing’ by @cshirky #WEB206

TUTOR: Discuss the claim that Clay Shirky makes in ‘Weblogs and the Mass Amateurization of Publishing’ that the Web and Weblogs have made publishing a “financially worthless activity”? What do you think? MY RESPONSE: Technically, I agree with the notion that blogging … Continue reading

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In what way do you see the #reliability of #TraditionalMassMedia and #PersonalMedia as being different? #WEB206

TUTOR: In what way do you see the reliability of traditional mass-media and so-called personal media as being different? MY RESPONSE (Originally posted on 07/10/2015): My view is that the reliability of the traditional mass-media is generally more trustworthy than that of … Continue reading

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Is the #function of traditional #mass-media and so-called #personal-media different? #WEB206

TUTOR: In what way do you see the function of traditional mass-media and so-called personal media as being different? MY RESPONSE: The function of traditional mass media and personal media are increasingly becoming aligned. As Lüders recognised in 2008, it was important … Continue reading

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#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 – 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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