MySpace..YouTube..Flickr..Second Life..

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Can social networking work for older people?

excellent article on BBC site- read and use some of the discussion points in the exam

and here's Bill Thompson discussing his multitude of online identities two weeks ago on the BBC site

Friday, May 18, 2007

Today Second Life, tomorrow the world

The founder of the virtual world Second Life believes that his company, Linden Lab, is at the forefront of the internet's next big revolution - the 3D web.

Interview by Kate Bulkley
Thursday May 17, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Young women dominate UK net scene

survey findings reported by BBC here

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Six Controversial statements about New Media

What would you say to challenge these arguments ?

1. Web 2.0 like blogs, youtube and MySpace is digital narcissism
2. YouTube is a forum for copyright infringement and mind-numbing videos of skateboarding cats
3. It's the fault of webusers that a guy hanged himself in front of his webcam while in an online chatroom
4. Online communities gather just to confirm their own prejudices
5. Internet TV is not for amateur talent but is dominated corporate marketing
6. There should be a clear distinction between author and audience; some people shouldn't be authors as they don't have anything interesting to say.