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Long time

December 11, 2007

It has been a year since I took this class and 4 months since I graduated from SJSU, and the more I entered the pros’ world, the more I find out how much this class transformed my career.

 I wished I could have taken the class as a pro, but as a “Virgin Amateur,” the class gave me the tools, now time has showed me how to apply them in the so-called “real world,” which is not that real.

 Thanks Steve, prof. McCune for your help. I will always remember how you guys really introduced me to the computers’ world.

 – Carlos

Under the Boardwalk

July 10, 2007
Summer is here, and it’s time once again, to visit my old haunts – the ones that made childhood memorable and that keep me grounded.


May 22, 2007

Just because its buried several days back, here is my rss url again

Thats all.

My Final!!!

May 21, 2007

This is the url to my podcast

FINAL: Here’s my feed!!!

May 20, 2007


My final feed

May 10, 2007

Here is the url for my final feed burner

My blog is here

Naked Conversations is now clothed… i mean closed.

May 9, 2007

So the final chapters of Naked Conversations was very interesting because it pointed out a lot of things that have already happened, and also how much stuff has changed.  In ch. 14, it was interesting to read about how much the internet and technology in general has grown over the years.  You don’t really tend to realize how much it has changed unless you really think about it – how when the net first started, you searched, and got back relevant and irrelevant content jumbled together, then you got back mostly relevant content, and now, you get back relevant content and you have to compete for that top spot in the search.  It was also interesting how much RSS has changed since the book was published.  How, when the book was being written, RSS feeds went to your email, and that was the most convenient and common way, and now you can have special aggrigators, and even pages such as Google where you can organize your own RSS feeds.  They even referred to older versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer (by today’s standards) as the next generation of web browsers.  This statement alone shows how quickly technology is changing – almost monthly now instead of yearly.  I also liked in the final chapters how they discussed items essential to blogging such as tagging and Technorati, and also I liked Scoble’s Weblog Manifesto.

My final presentation feed

May 8, 2007

Here is the URL for my final presentation feed:

My blogger blog can be found here.

Blog or Die part 4 and 5 (up to 232)

May 7, 2007

In the first part I like the part “When bad blogs turn good,” it reminds me of this girl mentioned in We the Media by Dan Gillmor that created a blog while she was supposedly dying of cancer but eventually the whole thing turned out to be a hoax. It also proved that nowadays citizens journalists are as good at investigating as journalists. The authors also mentioned the issue of anonymity: How can you have have a real conversation with a character that does not actually exist, or one who might be real but hides his perspective in a cloak of anonymity?
The second part deals with the aspect of subscription and of course not surprisingly rss comes into the discussion. Basically you do not have to go and look for information but it comes to you if you subscribed to receive it. Now rss is not limited to blogs but almost all online media have adopted it so in brief you don’t have to look, the information you want, need comes fromt the sites that you usually like to visit.

You are now free to blog about the country. (Naked Conversations)

May 1, 2007

They have said it several times in the book: there are no set rules to blogging. However, they then go on to say how companies shouldn’t blog, and why they shouldn’t blog, which seems kind of like rules. I don’t think companies shouldn’t blog if they don’t want to do it the “traditional” way. They should be able to run their blogs however they please. If they get criticism for it, so be it. You cant always make everyone happy. Or, maybe we should keep “traditional” blogs as blogs, and create corporate blogs for corporations to do whatever they want and call them clogs or something. At least this way, companies are still getting more feedback from their consumers, and they know what their target markets want. Such as Mazda with their 30 second spot that flopped both on TV and on their blog. At the very least they now know that that isn’t what their target market wants.
Its better to get in a conversation about yourself, in any way, instead of just standing idly by and watching.