Monday, April 18, 2005

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My favorite Wikicity:

The site is about 3D games and their dynamics of programming and physics. Which looks kind of cool for making 3D games.

http://3dgame.wikicities.com/

My opinion of Wikicities.com:

My opinion of this site is that it’s good. Yes I do think it is sustainable.

My favorite wikipedia page:

This link is my favorite wikipedia page of the site because it is the first page I come across and it’s the easiest to move forward from.

http://www.wikipedia.org/

My opinion of Wikipedia:

Yes Wikipedia is useful it found exactly what I was looking for instantly when I typed the keywords "social computing" unlike many search engines that usually give a lot of worthless crap.

What is podcasting?

Podcasting is the online publishing of files that permits syndication, usually with the protocol RSS, and distribution as soon as they are available. Podcasting video is limited by bandwidths so the most common are MP3 audios and syndicated with the protocol RSS.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting

My top 5 favorite blogs:

This site talks about some great games.
http://www.igniq.com/

This site talks about some gamer stuff.
http://games.slashdot.org/

This one looks like it has some cool game development stuff.
http://www.gamedev.net/

This has site talks about some very cool stuff, 3d game development.
http://www.fuelfactor.net/3wgd/

I like this one because of the little banner ad games and Alien VS Predator is a decent movie but I couldn’t care less about what this person published. The reason why this is one of my favorites is because it’s the last blog I seen.
http://www.sffworld.com/blog/3946.html

What is a blog?

A blog, short for “web log”, is a web site that can display personal, continuously updated, chronological data to which if you want you can let people respond to the data. It can be a private diary, a place of news releases, conspiracy theories, have links, and/or be about any other information you want it to be. The blog can be private or public. Blogs have been restructuring the web and making influencing politics.

http://www.marketingterms.com/dictionary/blog/
http://www.blogger.com/tour_start.g

Saturday, April 16, 2005

A summary of the curent Apple computer legal case against three blogging sites:

Apple sued 25 people, thought to be previously employed by Apple, for leaking trade secrets to the public. Three online journalists (Monish Bhatia, Jason O'Grady, and Kasper Jade) had to turn over their sources of their published material. Judge James Kleinberg of Santa Clara County Superior Court ruled in favor of Apple since the information was “stolen property.” The journalists are appealing with the support of California's eight largest newspapers and The Associated Press that are stating it’s a violation of the First Amendment. The media’s concerns are if the ruling goes through it could interfere with their ability to report important news.

http://www.wlns.com/Global/story.asp?S=3114144
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/
local/states/california/northern_california/11368677.htm

How blogs were used in the 2004 presidential elections:

The Pew Internet and American Life Project research determined that 17% of adults read blogs during February 2004 in the U.S. and in November, the number was 27%. This was considered to be due to the news rising in blogs pertaining to the presidential election. Four of the nine Democratic presidential candidates had official blogs within that time.

The leading and first presidential candidate to use blogs as a part of his political campaign, Vermont Governor Howard Dean used blogs and websites to lead the Democratic fund raising for two quarters with 30,000 visitors per day on his blogs. To get younger voters his campaign created a different blog site aimed at that audience. Within the blogs there were such things as event info that kept the visitors informed on the campaigns progress and places for comments. This created little virtual political communities.

Candidates Wesley Clark, John Edwards, and John Kerry followed similar blog formats.

George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney came up with a blog but their’s doesn’t allow visitors to make coments. Their site is considered more of a newswire than a blog.
While the rest of the candidates were without official blogs they did have many supporters with blogs doing the job.

http://www.campaignsonline.org/reports/blog.pdf
http://www.kauppalehti.fi/4/i/eng/releases/press_release.jsp?selected=hex&oid=20050401/11134798589980&lang=EN