Week 5 – Wednesday
- Discussion Leaders – Round 1! (Reminder: remaining DLs lead on Mondays).
Networks – Social and Technological
- Ashley – Skype: A Social Networking Tool
- Jonathan – One Laptop Per Child
- Josh – Human Interaction In The Digital Age
- Maggie – Social Networks Hold Sway Over Music Buyers
- Mariani – The Benefits of Facebook Friends
- Steph – DL Post
Discussion leaders: remember to post a reflection to your blog before end of day Friday, thinking about what you learned/experienced in this role. This second post is also part of the DL responsibilities (10% of your final points).
- Second half of the quarter (readings for week 6 – 10) — one reading can be missed with no penalty. If you complete all readings, the “extra” post will be extra-credit
- Second half of the quarter (readings for week 6 – 10) — closed-ended discussion questions will receive fewer points (1) than open-ended discussion questions (3), per the syllabus
- Second half of the quarter (week 8 and 9) – we will meet in class only on Monday or Wednesday, not both days. The other day is your time to work on essays, reading or the group project (details next week).
- Details on all essays are now available.
- Grades (points) are posted.
- If you made your essay a “page” instead of a blog post — I’ll help you convert to a blog post or put the page “under” the COM300 page in the site hierarchy. (Three folks)
- See me if you don’t know why there is an (*) next to your name on the essays page!
- Any other blogging, PPT, slideshare questions.
Post-Class reflection (feel free to use lab time for this) — pick one of these questions; post to blog & label as assignment
- How might tearing down corporate firewalls that have kept employees in and smart markets out affect the economy?
- How might the Internet and the world economy change if we never had to pay for software?
- How do we account for bloggers that are paid by major corporations to post positive recommendations about a certain product?
- How do you feel this new-age market could expand on from music and movies to other goods? Goods produced from companies like Nike or Pepsi for example.
- How could the “Long Tail” lead to information overload?
- How could Long Tails change the odds of new products breaking through and penetrating the market?