Posts Tagged ‘Social Internet’

As you get started on setting up your blog for TECH 621, it’s important that you understand how blogs work. If you are familiar with terms such as blog, blog post, permalink, trackback, RSS feed, and understand the distinction between tags and categories, you’re good to go.

But if these terms aren’t clear, please make sure you read about them and understand them. Some older posts I wrote can help you:

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Changing gears again on this blog. This semester, it will be dedicated to my graduate social media research seminar, TECH 621 – Research Focus: The Social Internet.

TECH 621 students: Please follow this blog (subscribe by email or RSS feed reader) for announcements, assignment descriptions, resources, and tips.

Outside readers, you’re welcome to follow along and contribute. Here is the course description:

TECH 621 simulates an interdisciplinary think tank environment where students identify research questions and examine the impact of social media and social networking technologies on various aspects of society, business, culture, communication, web experience, and interface design.

The course integrates immersion in social media with consideration of several theoretical perspectives from diverse fields. Students complete an original research project customized to fit individual or team interests. The course encourages theoretical and methodological diversity.

During the Spring 2011 semester, the class will have access to proprietary online monitoring software for collecting and analyzing data.