Here’s a short lecture from Kevin Kelly on six verbs that sum up the future direction of the net.
Here’s a few links we can use in class today:
- My Blog, My Outboard Brain by Cory Doctorow – very old (in net time) but still useful
- Why I Blog by Andrew Sullivan – also old, but one of the best pieces written about (old school) blogging
- Kevin Kelly describes the net in six words, sort of
- Henry Jenkins on the new media landscape – old but still worth reading
- John Naughton’s nine things you need to know about the net -from a book he wrote a couple of years ago
A couple of old radio links that still might be interesting:
- Alexis Madrigal on how Radiolab is changing radio (and what journalists can learn from it)
- Julia Barton on ‘the Radiolab effect
We need to sort out various things today:
- Set up a new blog to use on the module – or sort out an old one
- Set up Google Reader so that you can use it to tracks news in the areas you’re interested in
- Set up Twitter so that you use it effectively to stay on top of news and new ideas in your areas. Remember – the best approach is to follow a lot of people and use lists so you can quickly get to the people you value most
- Set up an account with Delicious and start bookmarking interesting sites – use the tag aomedia2013 to share what you find with the rest of the class. If you find something interesting, tweet it using the hashtage #aomedia2013 so that the rest of the class can see it too
To get us started, perhaps we should work on putting together a list of recent big online media/tech stories, share them via Twitter and Delicious with the rest of the class and then record what you find – with links to sources – on your blogs.
For your blogs this year, you need to get into the habit of using rights-free images. The best way to find these is via Google's Advanced Image Search. If there's time in class, we'll go over this.
Here are a few links I'll use today for the lecture on the future of magazines:
- Dazed Digital
- Sport Magazine
- Blanket Magazine
- Design Mind
- Think Quarterly
- JPG Magazine
- Delayed Gratification
- Pop-up Magazine
- The Atavist
- Mag Culture blog
Some links to help me mark the referral work on the module:
Here's a TED talk by Twitter founder Evan Williams. It's a couple of years old now but it's a good intro to the service and how it grew so quickly.