Episode 11 – Risky Business? Blogs on Campus, Part II (fixed)

25 August, 20072 comments

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We continue our discussion of blogging, this time with a closer look at the challenges and difficulties of starting and maintaining a blog, attracting and keeping an audience, and making sure it doesn’t get in the way of other academic pursuits. In the news roundup, we compare the iPhone and Facebook platforms, examine two software projects that mine Wikipedia for trustworthiness, and wonder once again if anyone is home in Second Life.

Case Western Finds Few Takers in Second Life
Hackers Make the iPhone Better
WikiScanner
Wikipedia Trust Tool
Firefox Campus Edition
Museum Blogs directory
The Hawaii Nisei Story

Running time: 49:04

[Apologies for the audio quality this week. We were affected by the problems Skype has been having.]

[Update: Further technical difficulties led to a gap in the audio. Apologies again. Please update your versions.]

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2 comments to “Episode 11 – Risky Business? Blogs on Campus, Part II (fixed)”

  1. Sage Ross : 29th August, 2007

    Great discussion. I really enjoyed the blogging section; it hit home for me as I’ve been neglecting my blog lately because of guilt over the prospectus I should have been writing.

    I also like the idea of making the “stats” for Wikipedia articles (number of edits and different editors) more accessible. I’ll moot it in the Wikipedia back-channels.

  2. Blogging for Beginners « Eliza08’s Weblog : 13th March, 2008

    […] Academic blogging has its critics, of course. After several well-publicized tenure cases in the US, there’s continuing debate about the wisdom of blogging for new academics; one of my own favorite blogs/podcasts, Digital Campus (from George Mason University’s Centre for History and New Media ) has good coverage of these issues with well-chosen links in its Risky Business 1 blog/podcast, and Risky Business 2. […]

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