Archive for February, 2008

Article on “Myth of 2.0 Democracy”

Posted in Homework, Web & Enterprise 2.0, Wikipedia with tags , , , , , , on February 27, 2008 by Kay & Project Management

This is the required reading for class on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 for class discussion

http://www.slate.com/id/2184487Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty. Click image to expand.

The Wisdom of the Chaperones
Digg, Wikipedia, and the myth of Web 2.0 democracy.It’s getting harder to be a Wikipedia-hater. The user-generated and -edited online encyclopedia—which doesn’t even require contributors to register—somehow holds its own against the Encyclopedia Britannica in accuracy, a Nature study concluded, and has many times more entries. But even though people are catching up to the idea that Wikipedia is a force for good, there are still huge misconceptions about what makes the encyclopedia tick. While Wikipedia does show the creative potential of online communities, it’s a mistake to assume the site owes its success to the wisdom of the online crowd.

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No class on Friday 2/29

Posted in Welcome on February 26, 2008 by Kay & Project Management

My sincere apologies for my absence Monday….but there will also be no class on Friday 2/29 so you may begin your Spring Break.  We’ll catch up on content some other way.   Rumor has it many of you were ready to talk about the book and other related material!  See you tomorrow for class.

Cyberpioneers are teenage girls!

Posted in Facebook, Social Networking, Statistics, Stuff You Should Read/See, Web & Enterprise 2.0 with tags , , , , , on February 21, 2008 by Kay & Project Management

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/21/fashion/21webgirls.html?ex=1361336400&en=cfa7ef9f5e228fda&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

Sorry, Boys, This Is Our Domain
Published: February 21, 2008
“Research shows that among the youngest Internet users, the primary creators of Web content (blogs, graphics, photographs, Web sites) are not misfits resembling the Lone Gunmen of “The X Files.” On the contrary, the cyberpioneers of the moment are digitally effusive teenage girls…”

The Stanford Group

Posted in Facebook, innovations, Social Networking, Stuff You Should Read/See, Web & Enterprise 2.0 with tags , , , , , on February 20, 2008 by Kay & Project Management

The Stanford Facebook Class (I know!)
 http://credibilityserver.stanford.edu/captology/facebook/
Its facebook group: http://nodak.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5378622985

Good Post on explanation of “Open Source”

Posted in Open Source, Stuff You Should Read/See, Wikipedia with tags , , on February 15, 2008 by Kay & Project Management

Since we will be discussing this in its abstract (not programming-implementation form), I thought this blog posting would be helpful.  Especially for those of you who find our philosophical debates lacking in core content (*a shoutout to our programmers in the class):

http://www.opensourceconnections.com/2006/07/12/trying-to-explain-what-open-source-is/

Here are a couple articles related to both open source software, as well as the culture surrounding the open source world.

Open Source in the Public Interest

An Overview of Open Source License by American Bar Association

Open source software: A short interpretive history

The Cathedral and the Bazaar

Joke: How many Internet Marketers does it take to change a lightbulb?

Posted in On-Line Advertising, Stuff You Should Read/See, Web & Enterprise 2.0 with tags , on February 12, 2008 by Kay & Project Management

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/3862/How-Many-Internet-Marketers-Does-It-Take-To-Change-A-Light-Bulb.aspx

Books on-line (for free)

Posted in innovations, Stuff You Should Read/See, Web & Enterprise 2.0 with tags , , , , , on February 12, 2008 by Kay & Project Management

(Courtesy of Isaac): “..two of the giants have made bold moves to distribute their content in new ways: Random House will sell selected books by the chapter, while HarperCollins will offer selected titles for free…”:

 http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080211-us-publishers-sell-by-the-chapter-give-books-away-for-free.html