Musing over Week 1 of INF206, I summarise a sensation of relief that I currently utilise several Web 2.0 Technologies. I would not like to have addressed the requirements of Week 1 and Assignment 1 as a newbie.
Enrolling in this subject only last week, I have spent approximately 40hours reading the subject outline, beginning of Module 1, planning, reading and interpreting assignment requirements, exploring appropriate and required links and readings, joining Flickr, Delicious and Second Lifeand setting up this blog, Blue Cordial. Planning, collating printed material, filing, establishing a system for managing the workflow over the next eleven weeks have been critical components of think time.
Whilst personally I have much to learn, where study peers where a little lost, I proffered support in effort to assist them begin de-cluttering the Social Media maze.
With a passion for contributing to, and sharing the message about holism and ecologically considerate philosophies and practices, I confirmed that the Ecological Agriculture Association of Australia (EAAA) was void of a Social Media presence. Assignment 2 requires the development of a “Social Media Proposal” for a library-based organisation. The EAAA is a most worthy organisation for me to invest energy. Sharing eco-literacy in virtual spaces presents opportunities to increase the viral ability of such messages. The goal is to develop a useful real world strategy ripe for implementation in virtual eco-systems.
Research into the currency of the various blogging platforms turned up some unexpected results. This research concluded blogger as my preferred platform for this OLJ. You can find out more about this decision on the post Why I chose the Blogger platform.
A few things made me laugh. I include some here:
- Incongruities of merging our virtual and real worlds through the non-immediacy of sundry online connections
- Misleading concepts of 24/7 availability
- The number of hours spent on a medium which theoretically eases our means of communication and increases free time
- The ecological notion of absence of using trees (read paper) in a virtual world v the amount of printing and filing I completed
- I pondered the number of wind turbines required to get me through Week 1
- That ‘lego’ can be used to describe the components of online functionality as per the Explaining Web 2.0 video included in Module 1.
- Cyber dust
- Molly Wood’s (Cnet) “data exhaust”: The cloud of data we emit when we engage in everyday activities online (Kirkpatrick, M, 2011)
The things that made me laugh, which I choose not to list here, can be summed up in the following cartoon.
According to Wikipedia’s definition of Web 3.0 technologies, I believe we are well underway to participating in and contributing to personalisation and semantic web tools.
Concluding this week’s muse, in the Virtual world, I like the notion that:
“the more something is shared the more valuable something becomes”
Kirkpatrick, M (2011). Why Facebooks Seamless Sharing is Wrong 19 November, 2011
Marks, H (2011). 7 best blogging platforms 8 November, 2011 Retrieved from: http://www.lifed.com/7-best-blogging-platforms