Jeff Carter
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Survival Guide ch. 8-10

Chapter 8: Discusses  the various media communities that exist. When i first read “media community” I was not sure of what it was referring to.

A media community is a social site that allows you to save, share, and comment on media items. Sites such as Flickr are perfect examples of a media community. It’s sites like that where you can go and share or retrieve media (photos and videos) with other people. Media communities like this offer a shared medium in which people can connect.

Chapter 9: Widgets and Badges

The book defines widgets as “snippets of code, usually displayed graphically, that can be used to syndicate content, for example RSS feeds, or to add interactive features that users can drop onto their own blogs or websites.”

Examples of widgets on a web page are: weather updates, clocks, calender, etc.

The book defines badges as “an icon or logo that has a link back to its source, which serves as a way of displaying one’s membership or presence in a community on the Social Web.”

Chapter 10: This chapter discusses social newsrooms.

Social newsrooms are designed to be a place online where a company, one usually receiving alot of media attention, can post frequent updates throughout the day. This helps the company and the media because the company is not having to constantly update the website numerous times a day and the media now has an easy way to access all the information the company is releasing that day.


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