Tag Archives: Blogging

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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Can the #blogosphere be seen as a revitalising influence on the #publicsphere ? #WEB206

                TUTOR: Do you agree with the suggestion in Walker’s article (last week’s readings) that the blogosphere can be seen as a revitalising influence on the public sphere? And, in tandem with this: … 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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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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