Your Privacy or Your Books, Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Marketers are getting a little like Santa Claus. They know your every move. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, and what page you’ve turned to, second-by-second… http://musicmachinery.com/2010/03/26/spying-on-how-we-read/

Rainy Monday – 29 March 2010

How a weather report can help you understand how to interpret YouTube.

http://www.weatherforyou.com/cgi-bin/hw3/hw3.cgi?forecast=wxhistory&icao=KRDU

Toward a More Level Classroom – 23 March 2010

In the game “Making Luke Rich,” there are strategies to be considered — http://www.squidoo.com/topfreethings

Meet the strange looking genius Seth Godin, the man whose nose turns left at the same timp his lips head East: http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/sethgodin

More marketing tips — http://www.openforum.com/idea-hub/topics/technology/article/so-growing-your-business-5-tips-from-the-founder-of-foursquare-jennifer-van-grove

Making Luke Rich — 22 March 2010

Some useful stats… the most retweeted item last Thursday the 18 of March – http://mashable.com/2010/03/18/social-media-sites-data/

There are giants – http://www.ted.com/talks/tim_berners_lee_the_year_open_data_went_worldwide.html

Internet to get Nobel Prize – http://futureweb2010blog.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/internet-among-237-nominees-for-2010-nobel-peace-prize/

http://ibiblio.org/pjones/jomc449/wordpress/

Want to place a bet on the future of the Internet? http://www.elon.edu/predictions/

Collaborators — 18 March 2010

Grades will be posted for collaborations, which will be heavily weighted, on the 26 of March.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Since, your study of YouTube is really a study of social media, I thought this video might interest you.

An important element as we watch YouTube — I’ve even heard it mentioned in class is copyright… One of the leading copyright thinkers — disrupter, some would say is Larry Lessig. Here’s his web site:

http://www.lessig.org/info/bio/

Here he is discussing copyright with Stephen Colbert:

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/215454/january-08-2009/lawrence-lessig

And of course, this happened (surely at Colbert intended):

Of course, Lessig used YouTube:

Let’s consider copyright as a practical matter. Let’s go back into ancient history, 1984, and dredge up 2 Live Crew and the Song, “Pretty Woman.” Turn to page 550 of your text and let’s read.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Please write a clear and orderly essay describing your experiences with the weBLAB. You must print or write neatly, answering these questions:

1. What is the topic you’ve chosen to study on YT? Describe it.

2. Why did you choose this topic? Explain the process and your reasoning.

3. Describe any problems you’re having with your topic, issues that aren’t clear, etc. Be specific.

4. Tell me what results you would like to achieve as a result of your group efforts.

Friday, we watched “America the Beautiful” — check this:

http://www.dove.us/?dl=/features/videos/default.aspx|cp-documentid=7049560&source=shareFacebook#/features/videos/default.aspx%5Bcp-documentid=7049560