- Newsweek designer defends his controversial tech sexism cover – – (dh a&e visual_argument visual_culture )
- Blogging is very much alive — we just call it something else now — Tech News and Analysis – a shift from a place where we publish our stuff and a blogospherical network to your own little corner of the market. – (weblogs blogging en3177 socialnetworking socialm )
- [toread] Reflections from the Trenches in the Cloud: Temporal Differences – – (none)
- Hashtags Hammer Grammar (or Not) – Lingua Franca= – This is more a remark on the rhetorical use of the hashtag in tweets than the grammatical construction of it – and that's at the center of the "It follows no rules!" whinge. It does, but they are rhetorical guidelines, not grammatical rules.
- [toread] Rethinking Wiki Lifecycle: Sites as Bounded Conversations – Reconsidering the long slow death of revisions in federated wikis as conversation. Moving to a new party re-enlivens the talk. “Each wiki site is the product of a bounded conversation, expected to die, but also expected to be raided for the next conversation” – (sfw wiki federatedwiki )
- The Value Of Links | Six Pixels of Separation – Nifty consideration of the link in blogging. – (WCW weblogs links blogging #en3177 )
- [toread] Is running old content a social hack, a handy feature or a trick? — Tech News and Analysis – – (wcw )
- The Social Life of Documents; introduction by Esther Dyson | Brown | First Monday – This article's been out there for a long time. Serves as an intro to _Social Life of Information_ – (newmedia socialmedia DH )
- Digital Exhibitionism: The Age of Exposure By Ana María Munar – theoretical framework and study on performance in social media. – (socialmedia performance #en3177 )
- Drucker Pixel Dust: Illusions of Innovation in Scholarly Publishing | – – (DH books )
- What is an Artist’s Book – Brief ov of artist's and manipulated books – (DH book books printing )
- Reading a Twitter stream as a text or as a social act of self-expression – A crucial distinction we need to get into our heads. – (twitter DH #en3177 )
- Blogging is the new resume: Why less is not always more – Wishful thinking. – (blog blogging corporateblogging #en3177 )
- Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina. Or Encomium of Thrun. – An interesting defense of Udacious Thrun in the face of what has been more clever than critical critique. Interesting because the defense is itself more sympathetic than critical. Epideictic meets Epideictic. If I were a pedant, I'd be reminded of Gorgious. If I were a raving capitalist, I'd be sympathetic. – (rhetoric epidectic )
- 22 Thoughts on Automated Grading of Student Writing | Inside Higher Ed – I love it. The idea that teaching and evaluating written work can be done as a computer algorithm is a mind-saver. Why? Reading is boring. Automate now. I have videos to watch. My favorite thought is #7:” The only motivations for even experimenting, let alone embracing automated grading of student writing are business-related.” Can there be any better motivation? – (de xmooc assessment )
- Blog Exercises: Increase Your Thank You Ratio « Lorelle on WordPress – No excuses. Say thank you. – (etiquette learning de en3177 )
- Is Google Making Us Stupid? – Nicholas Carr – The Atlantic – – (DL CreavtiveCommons ) Sorry … Miles away … What was the question? Carr tries to address the question by over-interpreting neuroscience research. Plasticity does’t mean stoopidity.
- A new approach to conference reviewing – – (shepherding dh open_source )
- Personal, Not Private | Gardner Writes – Gardner weighs in on revealing the personal not only as shareable but valuable. "I think those aspects of the person that are not private not only can be shared but ought to be shared. This is what we mean when we tell writers they should find their own voices. This is what we mean when we say we seek to “know as we are known,” as Parker Palmer insists. This is what we mean when we talk about “integration of self,” when we speak of our concern for" – (socialmedia privacy #en3177 )
I ran in to some interesting comments and comment threads this week.
- Journalism, Bloggers, and Digital Artifacts « malmsy.net
- Cook may be on to something here. | thismattisblogging
And a well-used sets of lists
And a prime example of taking a creative approach to a thread in the reading. This post is significant because it shows how to isolate something to work with further, and that the problem can be approached as something broader than academic essay. Not sure what genre this is, but it fills a functional niche: John and Paulo « Weblogs and Wiki Reviews
This gets me thinking about genre. It’s not an essay, really, and it’s not a narrative (or maybe it is). It’s like notes, but not just rough notes. Maybe “student notebook” notes? It works on two levels, too. It gives sense to Dewey’s and Freire’s ideas of education, by looking at the two of them together, in comparison. But it also organizes links to other material about them and their ideas. Those are both functions that essays and notebooks are designed to fulfill. So, essay-by-notebook?
Process: Start with a list
Use a post to come to understand. Rather than stopping with
>mostly because I understood nearly nothing from chapter 10
post anyway! Posting is a way of coming to understand. Have a look at chapter 11: Havalais quoting Doctorow (p. 119): trying to make an idea clear to an audience is a way of coming to think about it. That’s what blogs can do, because while blog posts are public, we don’t expect them to be polished, complete, perfect.
Summaries needn’t be thin. We now expect links, images, extended reflection. Set your sites a little higher on those. When you race by the chance to reflect, or turn it into a stand up comedy routine, you blow the opportunity to gain something from composing the reflection.
Its also an audience thing: If you treat the reflection like a blow off, you suggest I should treat it that way, too. So I do. This isn’t a matter of length – although you need to give yourself length to develop the insights – but a matter of attitude towards your own work.
Here’s a well done summary: Week 4: Comments, Use of Blogs Extended, and Manifestos | Jack in the Box – right down to including and placing an image that suggests something is going on. (I don’t know what to make of the image in the context of the post, but I’ll figure that out later.) The summary is detailed enough that Jack places all his work for me and suggests why what he has done is significant, for him, for the class, for now. It’s not a defense of his work, but a consideration. Jack’s comments on posts of other students will influence how I read and evaluate them.
Links: If you don’t link to it in your weekly summary, I may not see it and can’t credit it.
Not sure what to make of these yet. Tags place the post with others, but also create a curious cloud of suggested, hinted at, relations.
- The Fickle Fame of Twitter – Boing Boing – One for the #en3177 crowd on getting a handle on Twitter. "I’ve since used my twitter – which was changed to @inthefade last year – for self-serving good by promoting my freelance writing, but I’ve also realized twitter’s potential for worldly good by utilizing it to launch to a toy drive for children affected by Sandy. That – five years after I joined twitter – was probably the moment in which I realized what a vast social media reach can be used for." – (twitter socialmedia socialnetworking #en3177 )
- Calling open access academic book publishers: How authors and publishers could make a modest profit | Impact of Social Sciences – – (oer )