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.