An introduction to the Information society

Create programmes which teach the students and students will remember what the computers have taught them when first computers were first invented. The computer has a better memory than us but we are better teachers so we have to tell the computer what we have learnt and the computer will remember it.

If we blanked out the internet for a whole day we would miss alot. 60+ new blog post are posted every sixty seconds. It can be quality but doesnt have to be. Nearly 80 thousand wall post every sicty seconds. This is going to rise because the amount of people using the social networking sites. Only one article is posted every minute around the world – this is dying because many different things such as takes to long. Some blog posts can be seen as articles.

We should only have open articles – why should we pay? It is politically theft in some peoples veiws because you can get the same articles for free on blogs and etc. You are buying an editorial process. Closed journals have the same editorial process as open journals. The only difference is that open journals are only. Although, you need to read them with two different perspectives because the biases of the blog post which will be more than closed journals.

The crowd commenting on your blogs – more than the professionals/specialists is usually better because of less time/blame, it is usually correct and was faster. For example, there was a story of a Plymouth born

Postmodernist veiws that everyone has their own truth – there is no one point. People come from different points. Hegial said you learn through discussion.

Social Media use:
Facebook 750 Million
Myspace 260 Million
Twitter 200 Million
LinkedIn 50 Million
Wikipedia 14 million articles
YouTube 2 Billion veiws/day 24 hours/minite
Flickr

Archetecture of participation

Learn 2.0 the more you vote the more you learn. User generated content is used by social media sites. Learning 2.0 is tagging, sharing, tools, user generated content, networking, voting and collaborating.

Disruptivists: ideas that break out of the mold of what everyone believes – slightly outside common agreement.

Podcasting is an alternative to blogging.

Version two of something is more about learning and contributing and collaborating with each other – creating and sharing and changing. A second phase of learning through the web – Steven Downs came up with this origionally.

Delicous and dego teaches the web what we want to do. The collect all your sources/bookmarks from the web and then share them to other people who may see somthing they are interested in and see your name next to it, have a look at your collection and learn something that they didnt know.

The machine is using us Web 2.0. you dont have to have something just have text but as videos and pictures. We are in a position in this information society that is everything is possible and connected. It is already happening already that you have electric gadgets such as getting the fridge to tell you what you have in your fridge and whether it has gone out of date. The machine will order and arrive without you telling it. There is also a gadget that will know that you are ill before you do by connecting with your doctor – the gadget will analyse you.

Tagging is key words that link things, for example, three words to describe this lesson would be: exciting interesting innovating. Others could be:

Future
Combination
Technology
Society/Social
Present
Machine
Web
Us
World Wide

Defining what things mean to you is tagging and then everyone collaborating about it – which can only be done otherwise done if everyone is in the same place. Folksomomy is what a community and society does to show what is important to them and anything that is online, for example, blogging, slideshows, twitter also has this ability. This is how teachers and studnets alike organise their content.

Mark Prenson said that: Digital natives are the children who grew up with the technology and that older people dont always know how to use it. If you are believing that the next generation you are teaching are the ‘net generation’ you are making assumptions that they do know. But they would have had to teach themselves. Pencil chat: we understand that the children cant use a pencil using writing but we expect them to be computer literate – why?

Pencils and computers are both tools. Pencils can be a metephore for computers. You can share things and learn through the pencil. Teachers say that pupils

Reliability is an issue online you always have to check the source. You need digital literacys to read between the lines and check the quality and accuracy. People will judge contnet and change it. It is an evelution of content on web. There is one reason why wikipedia is becoming more credibale and trustworthy, objective, complete and well-written. It also asks you how knowledgeable you are on the subject.

Daniel Channeler: Blogging: ‘In the act of writing…we are written’. What does this mean? The way that you express yourself isnt your own way because you were taught to write. Although, when you write you reveal a bit of yourself. When you write you write a perminant mark into it. Its provisional – when you delete something on the internet it is still there so you.

You start to understand what you are thinking when you are speaking or listening because thoughts are abstract. You find evidence and revise what you thought.

You have have to adapt and change to the digital world.

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