Category Archives: Weekly Blog Posts

Weekly #12 – It’s Just a Tool

What have I learned this semester about social media?  Well, I learned a lot because I didn’t use social media much before taking this class.  I didn’t have a Facebook page, none of my friends are on Twitter (Metcalf’s law … Continue reading

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Weekly #11 Where in the world is Wallis and Futuna?

I couldn’t resist the opportunity to check out the blogs on Wallis and Futuna for a few reasons. 1.  When I read Garrett’s post, I thought he said look for a country that starts with the same letter as your … Continue reading

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Weekly #10 – I am Thankful for Google

This week’s blog topic is “What website are you most thankful for?” Although it’s not the coolest site out there, I am most thankful for Google.  Google is my gateway to the Internet. I remember when we first got Internet … Continue reading

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Weekly #9 – Welcome to Second Life – your computer is about to die

I tried.  I really tried.  I downloaded the Second Life viewer, installed it on my computer and eventually saw my avatar Cathy Xootfly standing on the welcome island.  I had a pretty cool bald spot going on for a while, … Continue reading

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Weekly #8 – I still trust (but verify) Wikipedia

Our blog topic this week is an extension of last weeks, trust in Wikipedia.  After a discussion in class and several readings about Wikipedia (along with writing our own entries) I have to say that my answer has not changed.  … Continue reading

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Weekly #7: Who do I trust more? Everyone! Or some stuffy squad of so-called ‘editors’?

My family bought an encyclopedia set sometime around 1986 (yes, I realize some of you couldn’t read then, or eat solid foods…).  I was pretty excited to have it sitting on the shelf in the family room, all gleaming blue … Continue reading

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Weekly #6 It’s Not About the Tools, It’s About Behaviors – Barack Obama Then and Now

This week’s blog post is about the Obama 2008 campaign and its wildly successful integration of social media tools to win the presidency AND about the state of the presidency now, a week before the 2010 mid-term elections. I’ll start … Continue reading

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Weekly #5 – A Googol of Eggs in One Basket

When pondering the question “should we be afraid of Google,” I found myself amazed at how much there is about Google that I didn’t know.  The more I read up on Google (both in The Search and from the links … Continue reading

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Weekly#4 Mmmmm…cookies……or maybe not.

If you had asked me oh, about 8 months ago, what my hobby was I would have said baking.  My favorite baking blog is Cookie Madness. This woman bakes cookies, cake, something EVERY day.  Every day!  My hero.  I’ve learned … Continue reading

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Weekly #3 – Bill of Rights for Social Web

Should we have a bill of right for the social web?  Well, it was proposed 3 years ago but doesn’t really seem to have taken off too much or that too many people are still talking about it (unless I … Continue reading

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