Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Social Media Revolution

Social Media Revolution


A Brief History of Wikipedia
"When Nupedia was created in 2000, the plan was for it to feature expert-written, peer-reviewed content. But it suffered from a major problem: a lack of speed. In its first six months, only two articles made it through the process. To spur better production, Sanger suggested creating a counterpart that anyone could contribute to without editorial review. Wikipedia.com went live on Jan. 15, 2001, and the new model quickly eclipsed its older sibling. By the end of the first year, Wikipedia contained more than 20,000 articles in 18 languages. Since then, the site has grown rapidly, swelling to 250,000 articles by 2004 and a million by 2006."

What's out there?

Top Web 2.0 Tools to Help With Your New Years Resolution

by Deltina Hay

"...list of some of the top-rated sites for help­ing you achieve some of the res­o­lu­tions most often made: weight loss, health­ier liv­ing, quit­ting smok­ing, phil­an­thropy, and bet­ter money and time man­age­ment."

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Community Portal for Discussion


FlowTV is a critical forum on television and media culture published by the Department of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of Texas at Austin. Flow’s mission is to provide a space where the public can discuss the changing landscape of contemporary media.

University of South Caroline Medical University

Your Story

Medical University of South Caroline Medical where patients can share information about their medical journeys and post their stories. Found in 1824 is the oldest medical school in the south.

American Association of State Colleges and Universities

National Social Media Project

This three-year initiative is a partnership of American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State University. Still in the beginning phases, the participating thirty-four institutions in this initiative will work together to study how emerging technologies, particularly social networks, support and facilitate civic and political engagement. The main goal of the initiative to provide insights into and strategies for engaging undergraduates in the use of social networks and technology tools for civic purposes. Those strategies can then be broadly employed to prepare undergraduates for lives of engagement and participation.