Today we’ll talk about the advantages and disadvantages of the Internet from a journalist’s perspective. We’ll also consider how, exactly, the Internet works. The epic journey is chronicled in this short video. Yes, it’s somewhat bland, but it does a very competent job of explaining the process. (If you want to watch something funny, here’s the link to the Bruno Mars “SNL” sketch).
You’ll also be getting yourself digitally situated. By the end of class, you should have accounts for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Storify, WordPress and an RSS feed.
For Thursday, please read the introduction in the Briggs text (and Chapters 1-2 if you haven’t already) and this Richard Gingras address. Complete your presentations as assigned and keep plugging away at your websites. The specific assignments are here.