Tuesday, February 23, 2010
First, I would like to mention that I have experienced blogs for the first time in this CIS class. I never post anything on Wikis, so it means that I am not really familiar with them. However, blogs are for everyday use, anybody can set up for a blog and post any opinions or feelings towards their interests. They are easy to be operated. You can change your articles that were written before, also you can change lay out of the web site or insert pictures or videos. There is no one but you who would edit or erase anything from your blogs.
Wikis have their manager (supervisor) who filters informations that are posted by any users who have an access to the internet. I think that Wikis are more advanced in searching for the facts of your research. I have looked at the Wikipedia so many times when I was doing any school projects. It wouldn’t be possible on blogs as much as on Wikis because blogs are more likely to be subjective. For instance, this particular situation happens this way in my eye, so it is not the true story, it is just my feeling towards it. It is pretty normal to write a story like that on your blog, but on Wikis, there are managed to help to search for facts, not opinions.
Both Blogs and Wikis are great to collaborate and convergence with others. It is very simple to stay connected with people who have the same interests or just like to share funny stories. There are many reasons why people have their blogs. One reason can be just to pool pictures or songs or they want others to know what their thoughts are.
There is a web site that shows differences between blogs and Wikis in a simple way.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Old media is TV, radio, phone and news paper. New media is basically an internet that contains the applications such as blog, e-news, facebook, twitter, skype and so on. There are some differences between old and new, but not that easy to define because old and new media interact between each other.
New media are accessible and cheap. I would say that new media can be managed by anyone who has access to the Internet. It is simple way to share or distribute any news or stories online through those social networking. New media gives us the opportunity to be more involved in life around us. We can set blogs and discuss anything that we agree or disagree. That is what old media aren’t possible to do. We can just watch TV or read news paper, but we wouldn’t be able to share it with anybody.
New media provides us with easy way to communicate among each other. Many people use skype everyday. For example, I have read that some companies even use skype to communicate within the company. It is amusing that we can do so. Before we were so happy, we had at least home phone. Moreover, even before that, we did not have anything, just a paper and an ink. However, it took forever for the letter to be delivered.
New media is extremely fast, so even bigger files can be sent through the internet. We can share pictures, music and other files. Just setting up for the email account offers us the possibility to do so. Blogs are also very useful to share any documents.
We never know where something new called NEW MEDIA come again and boost or replace the current new media. The technology is so in advanced that new technologies keep appearing at all the time.
My presentation will be about the impact of new media in sports. I will try to explain how new media helps you get more involved in sports. These days, everything is accessible, so we are able to find anything we are interested in online. Moreover, many famous players in any sport fields have their own blog. You can discuss or comment their performance with them on their blog. In addition to that, you get to know little more from their personal life. You can keep track of any players so easily these days because of the internet. With new media around us, we obtain so much more then we were used to in the past.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I just would like to remind you that the OLYMPIC games are coming in about 2 days.
It will be so exciting to watch many competitors in so many sport categories, specially ice hockey tournament. The Canadian/American National Hockey League stopped, so the best players from all over the world will be able to participate in it.
What is new media? It can be defined as social media or internet (web 2.0) technologies. They can be characterized as communication, collaboration, community, creativity and convergence. New media such as Facebook, Twitter and Myspace helps us communicate through the air. We don’t have to necessarily meet with someone who we would like to talk to. However, it is missing the physical side which is the only downside of it. It has more positive aspects, for instance, it makes the world smaller place than it was before. Now people can live anywhere in the world and still be connected to each other. For example, I am always able to keep in touch with my family and friends from Czech Republic on Facebook or Skype. New Media provides us with an easy access to anything we are interested in. We can use Blogs to post any articles; moreover, we can share pictures on the internet and do so many other things. I believe that new media is great way for us to make our lives easier.