Archive for the 'announcements' Category

DS 106: Finishing strong!

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

OK everyone, First and foremost I want to thank each and everyone of you for a wonderful semester. You all rolled with the punches beautifully, and I really couldn’t have asked for a better group. I appreciate your patience with my experimenting, and know the future class(es) will benefit from your willingness to play—nothing like more »

Google Search Stories

Monday, April 19th, 2010

I just discovered the “Google Search Stories” tool that basically creates a story for you through a series of logically related search terms that frame a narrative. I played with it for a bit, and in the right hands this could be a very fun tool. Here is an example featuring nothing other than the more »

Archiving Your Site

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

First and foremost—backup everything. Here is how. __________________________________________________________________ 1) Moving your course blog(s) to a freely hosted solution*****: Did I mention backup everything? In your WordPress Blog export all your work by going to…. Tools–>Export After that, Setup new blog on, blogger, umwblogs, etc. Once you have created a new site, go to…. Tools–>Import more »

LOC to archive every single tweet ever

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Timing is everything, Library of Congress has announced they will archive every single tweet ever made. It’s as if they were in our class last night 🙂

Week 15 Presentations Sign-up Sheet

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

During the final week of classes, each of you will be giving a four minute presentation (and no more than four minutes) on the digital story you created over the course of the last several weeks. The signup sheet for date and times you can present is here.

Individual Meetings Outside Class

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

As I mentioned tonight, I will expect each of you to setup an individual meeting with me outside of class over the next week and a half in order to go over the specifics of the archiing project as well as to discuss the details of your story. A kind of exit interview if you more »

Talk tonight “From Pop to Peep”

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

As mentioned in class yesterday, here is the info on the presentation tonight in Jepson 100. I’d be fascinated to get your response to the talk via a blog post. “From Pop to Peep: How We’re Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors” (in the Age of Reality TV, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and so more »

How privacy vanishes online

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

This article from the New York Times could be a very useful read for many of you as you think about your own web spaces, stories, etc. and how various elements of your life are increasingly lived online. “How Privacy Vanishes Online” A takeaway quote: Jon Kleinberg, a professor of computer science at Cornell University more »

Great Web Video Resource

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

I’m currently in a presentation by my colleague Andy Rush how has created a great resource for all things video. Check it out here.

Hamlet in 60 Seconds

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Just found this video that gives you Hamlet in 60 seconds: And then there is the Hamlet as told via Facebook: Via the Beyond WebCT Blog