Media Mavens, the re-test, 27 April 2010

BEFORE YOU GO SEARCHING OUT THE SECRETS FOR TOMORROW’S TEST, BE AWARE THAT TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, BY THE END OF CLASS, YOU ARE TO TURN IN (WHICH YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO DO LAST WEEK!) A PARAGRAPH DEFINING AS NEARLY AS YOU CAN, THE “GOAL” OF YOUR COLLABORATION. THIS “DEFINING PARAGRAPH” WILL CONTAIN, WHY YOU CHOSE YOUR GROUP’S TOPIC, WHY IT IS IMPORTANT, AND WHAT YOU HOPE TO SHOW THROUGH YOUR RESEARCH.

(TEST INFO AT BOTTOM OF THIS DAY’S ENTRY)

A lot of you are fans of the site Wolfram Alpha  recently purchased by Google. Here’s it’s creator:

http://bit.ly/dwpQcp

Recommended reading: Steven Berlin Johnson on the future of journalism and why some electronic solutions work and others don’t.

http://www.stevenberlinjohnson.com/2010/04/the-glass-box-and-the-commonplace-book.html

Recommended reading, great stuff from Henry Jenkins:

http://bit.ly/5h9PfL

“Don’t Believe The Hype Machine”: Our Man Christopher R. Weingarten, Tearing Down Internet Rock Criticism

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/archives/2010/04/dont_believe_th.php

Wikipedia

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia/Logo

From MySpace to Hip Hop, A MacArthur Forum, Part 1, 4-23-08

Who says life doesn’t offer second chances? Here’s a list of important media developments

you should know and be able to match up with the personages we named in the previous test:

Wired

First Computer

Sponge Bob Square Pants

AOL

Smart M1obs (a book)

Newspaper

Televsion

Smart Mobs

WWW

Twitter

Internet

Microsoft

MySpace

Facebook

Apple

Google

Android

Grateful

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Ibiblio

iPad

iPhone

Radio

YouTube

Whole Earth Catalog

Television

First computer

Test for Intelligent computer

Newspaper

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