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Implications?

Microsoft is buying Yahoo , or are they? If you google search “Microsoft buys yahoo” you’ll get a whole lot of blog post about the issue. (Go do it, read some and come back here. Yes, now.)

Many of you in Com 300 were asking questions about regulation in the media. One regulation issue is who owns who. What are the implications for ownership, how does that affect what is/isn’t presented, and what is best for the society? Anyone have any thoughts?

Cross posted at the department website.

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Waste my time.

I often talk in my critical thinking course about the internet and weblogs. It seems that a lot of my students feel that weblogging is a waste. The information is untrustworthy, and who cares about someone’s life, it’s just something losers do. Mind you, I’m giving the stronger opinions. Some of my students still aren’t sure how to use the internet.

Kevin Lim presents his own view on weblogging to a class at UB. I think he presents an interesting view on who your audience should be an whether or not this is just internet pollution. I personally have been trying to work with faculty to create their own blogs for professional and educational use. We talked about writing for the internet and reaching their students. I think it’s a shame that we don’t all use the technology available, since we all know our students are spending their free time on Facebook. And that gets at this question: why are they using facebook or myspace but not seeing the value of a blog? Why does that become “just a journal?”

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