Week 4 (Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and SM) directions

Week 4

Welcome to our fourth week of class.

Before we move toward the readings, discussions, and assignments for week 4, let’s overview quickly our week 3 activities.

More joined us to our discussions both in FB and D2L. While this is a good news, considering that we starting week 4, please be forewarned that soon the recent rate of discussion entries will not be sufficient to collect the complete weekly discussions points. If you do NOT respond to your peers, you will not be able to collect the complete weekly discussion points. Please do NOT make me assigned a number (like respond at least to three peers’ entries), we are grown people…

You were offered live “office hours,” including an offer to literally work with you on your assignments.

This past week, we took a general look at very important aspect of the social media evolution: the change in news delivery, the very pertinent phenomenon “fake news” and the change of traditional news media. Please be reminded that a “thumb up” and other emoticons are truly appreciated but DO NOT count as a discussion participation toward your grade.

This past week, you were offered to work on collecting your first badge. See your syllabus about redeeming your badges.

This past week, your final project proposal in the D2L assignments box. https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/lms/dropbox/admin/mark/folder_submissions_users.d2l?db=11175898&ou=3980495

Submitting your proposal on time is crucial for the success of your final project. If you intend to slap together as final project sometimes in April, please do not hold against me the potential of lower grade. The same applies to your weekly discussions: if you make your discussion entries in Tuesday, you demonstrate lack of interest toward the topics in this class. Questions? Issues? Please share during the live office hours and or direct contact via communication tools as assigned in the syllabus.

Please be strongly reminded, each week increments, including the past week 1, 2 and 3 and the upcoming week 4 will continue to move in the following fashion:

  1. Read your articles, research and contribute with your own readings, if possible. Wed-Thursday.

https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/33552339/View
Discuss your findings in Facebook (brainstorming), Twitter (microblogging). Thursday-Friday. Respond, provide feedback to your peers. Friday-Saturday
If you have hesitations to start a discussion in Facebook, you shouldn’t. There is a lot going on in the world, so finding a global issue to discuss should not be a problem.
In addition, the #SundayScoop, is an opportunity to “shine” and display your keen interest in topics regrading this class, as well as to bring you the extra points needed for a good grade in this class. Same effect (excellent grade) when you respond to the daily topics shared on the FB Group page.

  1. Complete the short class and home assignments in Evernote. Saturday-Sunday
    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/fa12c3a6-379d-4b93-ad4f-0a3744d87e03/07ee703bb74c6c407eacca3dce90aae4
    and
    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/6be8e8e3-1b1a-4069-afc9-8a65163113e5/ff307fcb13af3775af8e5bba39376f06
  2. Post your mini paper in the D2L Discussion and provide feedback to your peers’ mini papers. Sunday-Monday.
  3. Explore your LIB290 blog and expand your knowledge on blog maintenance and its connectivity to the mainstream social media, such as our Facebook Group, our Twitter thread (#SCSULIB290) and your personal social media.

As per directions from week1, you must start working on your blog:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/2b2c9e08-edac-4847-9322-71bdb236fced/50c74eb5d8383cf000c793553f1450e1

  • You need to change its appearance
    • Title
    • Header image
    • Start entering our daily blog entries
    • Bringing up the social media bar (pls let me know, if you need help with that) and start posting your blog entries on the FB Group page to practice a streamlining of social media tools
    • Questions? Issues? Please come to the office hours and I will help you

 

This week, we need to clear up the “surroundings” of Social Media. Is Social Media part of Web 2.0? Why? Why is it important to understand this (Web. 1.0, Web 2.0, etc.)? Why is it important to understand and use an “ancient” SM tool such as blog? In SM marketing, what is the connection between different social media tools? Do you agree with the Iranian blogger, who sees these “Instagram times” as devaluation of information (as per your weekly readings)

All these questions and more from you, will be posted on our FB Group page and discussed.

I encourage you to seek class support, which will help us work as a team. However, if you decide to turn directly to me, please use this Doodle link https://doodle.com/digitalliteracy

to seek a personal, live communication with me via Adobe Connect or old-fashioned phone call (320 308 3072).  I will do my best to help your success in this class

 

 

 

 

Social Media in 2018

One of your readings for week 4 is the revelations of an Iranian blogger, who was jailed by his government for ten years:

social media and the devaluation of information

After he came out of prison, he witnessed a completely different world: blogs were replaced by Instagram.

Can you understand his take on the value of “hyperlinks?” Do you agree with it. What about his take on algorithms? Since his opinion was published (2015), the issue of algorithms surfaced numerous times:

the election
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/22/social-media-election-facebook-filter-bubbles

the difference in coverage by Facebook versus Twitter on the night of Ferguson, Mo:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2014/08/18/twitter-facebook-and-ferguson-our-awareness-problem

Do you think the blogger may be right then about the evolution (or decline) of social media and its ability to democratize news distribution and help global issues and global citizenship?

 

Social Media Marketing

Join Sprout Social and the experts at SnapApp for this webinar to answer some of the hard-hitting social media questions that you and your team are facing every day, including:

What’s the best way to measure social media ROI?

How often should you post on social media platforms?

How can you handle social media trolls or negative posts?

How can you build a robust social media calendar?

 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 11am CT

https://click.email.sproutsocial.com/?qs=0041a2398f806168683f6ec66f6e4b64bb11c77e03d6190a438ab42e14c7f6b4b03d3eb02ec9d380efd0115f36abe2a9e3ac984eead70cdb

Final Project topic Feds and 5G

Trump’s crazy 5G plan actually ‘diagnoses a real problem’

The US isn’t likely to build its own cellular network, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t real concern over wireless security.

President Donald Trump’s National Security Council has discussed the possibility of building a 5G network to counter Chinese spying on US mobile devices, according to report by Axios. The government-run network would supposedly protect emerging technologies reliant on 5G and ensure the US remained a leader in wireless.

The idea got shot down almost immediately by analysts and experts as well as all five FCC commissioners, including the three Republicans. Chairman Ajit Pai said he opposed the federal government building and operating a nationwide 5G network. Fellow Republican Commissioner Michael O’Rielly called the proposal “nonsensical.”

“I’ve seen lead balloons tried in DC before,” O’Rielly said. “But this is like a balloon made out of a Ford Pinto.”

My note: a lot of controversy surrounding this idea. It will DEFINITELY impact you not only by social media proxy, but in many other ways.
Can you share your research and opinion?

Final Project topic Strave social media app

Fitness app exposes military bases

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05wgf94

The US military says is reviewing the use of fitness trackers by troops overseas after a 20-year-old Australian student identified US overseas military bases by analysing data from a fitness app. Nathan Ruser says he came across the map while browsing a cartography blog last week.

Live office hours Tue/Wed

Bring your questions/issues/work on assignments at https://webmeeting.minnstate.edu/lib290
on January 30 and 31 at 10AM
If day/time not convenient, pls let me know about your availability or best, use this : https://doodle.com/digitalliteracy to choose a mutually agreeable day/time. You can also use the SCSU Outlook calendar to schedule a meeting with me

week 3 (SM and news) directions

Please have audio and transcribed directions for your week 3

Week 3

Welcome to our third week of class.

Before we move toward the readings, discussions, and assignments for week 3, let’s overview quickly our week 2 activities.

Last week witnessed an increase in discussions both in FB and D2L, which is excellent.

Some of you voiced confusion and I offered contact for “private” desktops sharing sessions via Adobe Connect. I also offered 10-11Am and 2-3PM office hours sessions, where class peers and I can help you to literally complete some, if not all of the weekly assignments.

I will keep offering the same 10-11 and 2-3 live helpline next week. Let me know, if you want such sessions at different time; that information is also widely available through D2L Announcements, Twitter, FB and the blog.

You looked carefully again over the D2L content topic “LIB 290 Social media tools” in the very first module of the D2L Content: https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/33552311/View

You have a healthy choice of social media tools, which are relevant to any possible profession you may pursue in your near future.

This week, our goal was to make sure that we understand what technologically moves social media. Parallel, we kept exploring topics for our final project, since this coming week 3, you are due your proposal.
Namely, Jan 31, you need to submit your final project proposal in the D2L assignments box. https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/lms/dropbox/admin/mark/folder_submissions_users.d2l?db=11175898&ou=3980495
You are strongly encouraged to run your proposal through your peers by using either the FB group discussions, or any other private communication means (phone, email etc.). I am most willing to brainstorm with you, before you submit your proposal.

If you are behind on any discussions, as mentioned last week, please be cognizant of the weekly increments in this class: later submissions to discussions might not bring you the complete amount of points, since your peers and I have moved on to the following week discussions and will not be able to respond to your entries.

And worked on selection of tools, which you want to familiarize with in this class.

I want to commend Eric Hulbert’s efforts and his proposal for a SM fool, which is NOT in the list, Discord. This is exactly what this class is about: explore, evaluate and critically think about tools, which can help us inquire and/resolve global issues. I am looking forward such enthusiastic and inquisitive approach to this class.

As shared multiple times, each week increments, including the past week 1 and 2 and the upcoming week 3 will move in the following fashion:

  1. Read your articles, research and contribute with your own readings, if possible. Wed-Thursday.
    https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/33552335/View
    Discuss your findings in Facebook (brainstorming), Twitter (microblogging). Thursday-Friday. Respond, provide feedback to your peers. Friday-Saturday
    If you have hesitations to start a discussion in Facebook, you shouldn’t. There is a lot going on in the world, so finding a global issue to discuss should not be a problem.
    IN addition, I offer you the #SundayScoop, where our class can generate our list of “hot topics.” In addition, on a daily basis, I am offering you global issues, most of them in the realm of social media and you are most welcome to share your opinions about them.

Complete the short class and home assignments in Evernote. Saturday-Sunday
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/450d506e-b958-4703-ac6a-9accfff0786b/5f059190b7f50231bd88bf96d84bd7fe
and
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/450d506e-b958-4703-ac6a-9accfff0786b/5f059190b7f50231bd88bf96d84bd7fe

  1. Post your mini paper in the D2L Discussion and provide feedback to your peers’ mini papers. Sunday-Monday.
    https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/3980495/discussions/topics/4674766/View
  2. Explore your Educause blog and expand your knowledge on blog maintenance and its connectivity to the mainstream social media, such as our Facebook Group, our Twitter thread (#SCSULIB290) and your personal social media.
  3. Share your brainstorming notes for your final project – creating a social media strategy regarding a global issue – in the respective D2L assignment box: https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/lms/dropbox/admin/mark/folder_submissions_users.d2l?db=11175898&ou=3980495

Once again, If you are behind on any of those activities, especially discussions, make sure to catch up as quickly as you can, since the rest of the class will be focusing on the discussions for the next week and might not be able to focus on discussions

This coming week 3, we will be making sure that we understand the profound changes brought to the world by social media. This week, we will be focusing on the impact of social media on news distribution. How do we acquire news, considering the way our parents and grandparents were obtaining their news. What is going on in the newspaper business?  What are news aggregators? How does Digg, Reddit, Quora fit in the new world of news media? How do you acquire your news?

in the TV and radio business; how did the character of news changed. Why fake news is such a buzz word.
How is social media responsible for shaping your world view? Do you use social media to learn about and discuss global issues? Domestic issues? What kind of issues do you discuss via your SM?
What is fake news and who is to blame for fake news. Is anyone to blame, or fake news is normal and maybe has place under the sun?
all this is in the week 3 readings and it might be beneficial for you, to split with your partners and peers the readings and share with each other your findings from the large list of information for this week 3.

I encourage you to seek class support, which will help us work as a team. However, if you decide to turn directly to me, please use this Doodle link https://doodle.com/digitalliteracy

to seek a personal, live communication with me via Adobe Connect or old-fashioned phone call (320 308 3072).  I will do my best to help your success in this class