17 Oct 2008 02:06 am

Readings to be discussed:  Pro Web 2.0 Mashups, Intro, Ch. 1, 2, 3

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In Class Discussion

From book, p. pl xxix
Moreover, mashups reflect deeper trends, even the deepest trends of human desire. As the quality, quantity, and diversity of information grow, users long for tools to access and manage this bewildering array of information. Many users will ultimately be satisfied by nothing less than an information environment that gives them seamless access to any digital content source, handles any content type, and applies any software service to this content. Consider, for example, what a collection of bloggers expressed as their desires for next-generation blogging tools:

Bloggers want tools that are utterly simple and allow them to blog everything that they can think, in any format, from any tool, from anywhere.Text is just the beginning: Bloggers want to branch out to multiple media types including rich and intelligent use of audio, photos, and video.With input, having a dialog box is also seen as just a starting place for some bloggers: everything from a visual tool to easy capture of things a blogger sees, hears, or reads point to desirable future user interfaces for new generations of blogging tools.

Mashups are starting to forge this sought-after access and integration of data and tools. not only in the context of blogging but also to any point of interaction between users and content.

p. 43
Flickr map
http://www.flickr.com/map/?&q=flower&fLat=37.871268&fLon=-122.286414&zl=4
list
http://www.flickr.com/search/?&q=flower&m=text&s=rec&b=-122.346496,37.847598,-122.226333,37.894938&a=10&d=taken-19700101-

p. 47
http://examples.mashupguide.net/ch02/Flickr.and.WordPress.html

p. 49 Google maps URL language

http://mapki.com/wiki/Google_Map_Parameters

I want you to make something like  http://is.gd/hiWo — a Google My Map with at least two placemarkers containing a geotagged Flickr photo — then rendered with StreetView (if that is available).  Tell me a story with the map.  Compress the link with http://is.gd — and then tweet me the shortened link to http://twitter.com/rdhyee — and bSpace me the link to your tweet. (e.g., http://twitter.com/rdhyee/status/1150018526)

Exercises

1) Getting Started with Flickr

  1. Sign up for a Flickr account or use one that you already have. (Remember that this work is public — so if you don’t want to have this work associated with your own identity, create an account on Flickr to use in this class.)
  2. Join our course group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/mixingandremixinginfo09/
  3. Add a photo the group with the appropriate tags and descriptions.  If you don’t have an image you own, you can upload public domain photos — e.g.. the Wikimedia Commons
  4. Tag your photo(s) and those of others and write a post, according to the exercise I’ve put into our Flickr group.
  5. Submit the URL for your Flickr group post as a bSpace assignment.

Note on the use of public domain imagery in Flickr:   see Flickr: The Commons, in which contributors are able to apply a special “NO KNOWN COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS” (see Flickr: The Commons and Women are trained to do precise and vital engine installation detail in Douglas Aircraft Company plants, Long Beach, Calif. (LOC) on Flickr – Photo Sharing! for a sample photo.)    Note also the discussion on this topic in Flickr: Discussing Asking Flickr to add public domain ‘licensing’ in Public Domain.

2) Links in the Wikipedia

(FYI:  Take a look at Kennedy, Byrd the Latest Victims of Wikipedia Errors – Capitol Briefing to study how permanent links are being used to track changes in the Wikipedia.)

The exercise: Make one substantive change in the Wikipedia, provide a link to show what you changed and send that bSpace.

3) Create a Google My Map

I want you to make something like  http://is.gd/hiWo — a Google My Map with at least two placemarkers containing a geotagged Flickr photo — then rendered with StreetView (if that is available).  Tell me a story with the map.  Compress the link with http://is.gd — and then tweet me the shortened link to http://twitter.com/rdhyee — and bSpace me the link to your tweet. (e.g., http://twitter.com/rdhyee/status/1150018526)

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