Our community lives in a made up town where the biggest attraction is our cheese factory. We have the largest Kraft Cheese factory in America and crime is at an all time low because people are so happy with the kraft cheese singles.
Our citizens include the man that invented kraft singles and around 11,000 that don’t matter. Outside of the cheese life the whole town is very oriented about sports more specifically lacrosse. the community is very friendly and family oriented.
Our hyperlocal blog would consist of:
informational local blog, that posts dates of events and other things like what needs to be changed.
there is a tab under the menu called suggestion box which takes citizens comments under consideration
spotlighting new businesses in the town…….town news…..classifieds (for sale)……..school system involvement
pet services and community service
As an engineer, I have been taught that linearity is a form of a straight line. You start at one end and go straight until you reach the other end. There is no diversion from the path of trajectory other wise you don’t follow a linear path anymore. I believe that Luptopn talks about linearity in the same way as I do. It is a form of straight shooting. The same as a bow and arrow because when you shoot the arrow it can only go along the path of which you shoot it. Lupton’s idea of linearity is more based off of writing instead of bows and arrows but you get the picture. If you read a book, do you skip around? No you start at chapter one and don’t end until you are done with the last chapter. The same way you speak word after word to form a sentence and if you veered off the path of how you speak you might start to sound like yoda and the point you are trying to make wouldn’t come across in the same way.
To me a blog is a linear form to an extent. Yes I agree that with a blog it is a progression of posts that come one after another, but there is no form of clear thought. A blog is just a bunch of random posts put together week after week and day after day for a purpose. This purpose however is not ordered into steps. Most blogs are nothing like a book where things happen in a linear form. Books flow with a certain form where they don’t take steps back. Everything happens for a reason and it happens in that order for the very same reason, but blogs twist and turn, and move up and down. T he next step is unknown. So blogs are linear in the act of posting articles, but the thought behind most of these articles are not in a linear form and are way more complex.
This webpage explains the way that Creative Commons can influence and help web users to get some sort of profit from their income. Whether that profit is money or just getting your brand/name out there is entirely up to you. Film Annex is an online platform that allows users to share and upload videos. It also allows artists and filmmakers to fund their projects and promote their works with a shared advertising model, and when a project is receiving lots of good reviews you make money off of it. This goes for both content providers and publishers. This is a prime example of how Creative Commons can be used by blogggers to get their name or brand out there successfully without having the restrictions that normal copyright law allows.
Benenson, Fred. “Film Annex Helps You Make Money on Your CC Content.” 14 Oct 2009. Creative Commons, Web. 10 Oct. 2013. <https://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/18387>.
This blog consists of anything in regards to the question of why. For example, why would you use a mouth guard to brush your teeth or why would you make a tanning bed out of a coffin? I believe that the right response is why the heck not. Either way wtfstuff.wordpress.com is a really fun and interesting blog to look at. What makes this blog really interesting is its content. It has a really good topic to write about and then it capitalizes on it with good writing in general. The vocabulary used isn’t too big nor is it too small. Wtfstuff uses a very relaxed and simple, but at the same time formal style of writing. In other words they keep it professional while also allowing the reader to follow along and understand the concepts. Most of the time the articles aren’t all that long with is really good because its a site for fun and interesting news, not for gaining boring knowledge. Wtfstuff likes to keep their word posts short and simple while filling in the reader to a vast variety of interesting tid-bits. However if you feel like you’re missing something and you need to read on, then there is a Read More button at the bottom of their post that links you directly with the original article. Overall the writing on wtfstuff might be short and a lot less than what the average reader would care for, but it gives you vital info on the topic at hand and allows the reader to credit the original article by linking to it at the bottom.
Creative commons is a nonprofit organization that deals with licenses for media. All together there are six main Creative Commons licenses and each one has at least one attribute. This Attribute is the CC BY license that allows other people to view and take art work but no matter what they must give credit to the owner and creator of that piece of work. Creative Commons focuses on its point to make sure that everything is user friendly. In fact they have a human readable version of its Licenses that allow the user to fully understand just what license they are giving to their works. The CC BY license makes it possible for the Creators name or brand to spread through the internet and become more known to those who haven’t heard it yet.
Creative Commons is a way of re inventing the laws of our works in a new age that calls for a different tactic to expand your brand and branch out into the online society. By trying to break free of the standard restrictions of copyright law Creative Commons allows its users to share and create works of art and not need to pay to get your name or brand out there. This allows your brand to reach a bigger audience than you would if you were restricted by the laws of full copyright. This relates to my paper because it gives examples of how a blogger can successfully utilize creative commons to expand his or her brand name and allow them access to other materials that will inspire creativity while maintaining legality over their work and any modifications of that work made by other users.
Wikimedia Foundation, . Free and Open Source Software. eM Publications, eBook. <http://books.google.com/books?id=HrGRkNFgJGgC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0
Rowse, Darren, and Chris Garrett. Problogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six Figure Income. 3rd Ed. John Wiley and Sons, 2012. eBook. <http://books.google.com/books?id=S_3fAj4l3U0C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0
This e-book is relevant to my topic because it lists the ways in which a blogger can start an income of cash flow. They discuss the types of earning money which they call monetization and organize them into two categories: direct and indirect monetization. Where direct focuses more on the advertisements and sponsor method the indirect method earns revenue from freelance work including writing books and attending speaking engagements. This will be useful to my paper because it directly defines the sources of a bloggers success. Also it lists reasons as to ways that you can use your blog as a way to promote and earn money for a small business of which you own, instead of completely relying on a blog as your source of income.
A blogger relies on technology like a hospital patient relies on his/her doctors. Just like doctors, the more sophisticated technology is the better the experience you have. With newer technology you can run programs faster and a whole lot easier than when computers first came out. Did the people who first created the computer really believe that you wouldn’t have to plug in the computer in the future to keep it running, or to have internet? No, so the fact remains that technology has come so far and I believe that because of such advancement, people have definitely become way more dependent on it than they should be. A blogger with more experience with technology can host a blog way more successfully than someone who doesn’t know how to use a computer. The more experienced blogger can makes tags and use fancy displays on their posts that catch the readers attention, making the blog just that much more interesting to read. By being able to understand and use all the features of the internet and the rest of technology, bloggers create a more personal and better developed interface that users understand and interact with. By understanding technology you can customize your blog and that means you can make it your own. This helps the blogger reach their own level of success that is unlike anything else on the internet, and once they become unique the blog becomes known for being unusual. Also if the content of one blog was just as good as the content in another blog, but one blogger wasn’t familiar with technology and how to use its features while the other one was, the blog with the more techno-savvy host would be more successful and held to a higher level of standards.
Some interesting features that blogging platforms use are simple HTML codes that you can edit to customize your dashboard or even the first page of your blog. By simply copying and pasting a two line code into your blog you can make the page start to snow or do other cool things. It is these simple yet completely overlooked features that allow the more experienced blogger to excel his blog to a higher standard. A blogger can also, if he or she chooses, to install apps on their smart phone which can help the blogger keep in touch with their followers while on the move. These apps give the blogger the ability to post more frequently without the need for a plugin computer or laptop. It is as simple as turning on your phone. The apps allows the hosts to respond easier to comments made on their posts and to continue their interaction at any time.
Another aspect of the internet is widgets. These are tools made available from the blogging platform to add outside information from websites to a blog. Examples of these are: linking up your twitter feed to your blog, including a search bar in your blog, and embedding a game or anything that isn’t a post of the blog itself.
1) The Verge
This is a blog that features posts about random facts about technology. Their use of colors and symmetric square designs allow for an interesting visual display that catches the readers attention immdediately. Personally I love how the squares turn a darker shade when the mouse hovers over them. It’s just a simple thing but it makes the blog just so much more attractive to the eye. Another thing that I really like about this blog is that some of the captions and titles give the blog a kind of comic book theme, which is a turn on for the geeks, aka me, who are scrolling through the site.
This is a blog that provides the latest news and gossip in electronics. The gossip portion of their blog is exactly what it sounds like giving the reader background info on speculating news that may have its facts and may not. Overall this blog consists of many blogs and is run by many bloggers. I like the idea behind but it seems that they don’t deliver on “the goods.” I find that the jumps of each individual post become more and more boring to read. One post was even just a title and a one sentence quote that doesn’t promote the entire article to be interesting at all. In fact I know now that the article was an interesting piece on fingerprint scanning and bio-metric security, but the jump was as boring and skinny as a toothpick. Like I said, it was a good idea and I don’t want to give up on this blog, but so far I feel unsatisfied with its deliveries.
The first thing I noticed when entering this site was its two popular posts. This is the first thing that is staring you right in the face, as soon as you get on this blog. So far I like this website. I love how the blog is set up with its nav bar right under its two main posts. Then as you scroll up, the navigation bar scrolls along with it and once it reaches the top of the page and the two photos are gone, the nav bar stays at the top of the page no matter how far down you scroll. Then as you scroll back up the nav bar falls right into place directly under the two photos. I especially love how you can see the category of the post in the top left corner of the post. This tells you before you even click the jump to read the rest of the article what the article will give detail on. Finally its use of scrolling along with the way the site organizes the photos from one photo at a time to two or three gives the reader a sense of vulnerability that they like because they don’t know what to expect next.
Success can be achieved through hard work in the research field and an awareness of subjects that peek readers interests.