tfw fall 2011 Tumblr assignment

Assignment Overview

Starting the week of September 19 (Module 1) or October 17 (Module 2) or November 14 (module 3), each student is required to post at least 3 tumblr posts per week on the module Tumblr blog (the first week only contains 2 posts as you have not yet started your research; by the end of the module you should have at least 11 posts). The 3 posts can be in any genre of Tumblr post but should be related to the course in the following ways:

  • one post should be in response to the readings
  • one post should attempt to locate part of your Web 2.0 research in terms of the ideas expressed in that week’s reading (this should include finding news, information, articles, and so on about any of the sites you are looking into)
  • one post should be a comment in response to a classmate’s post–when using the commenting feature, be sure to sign in to your Disqus account.

Each post must contain a meaningful title and at least 5 tags. The content and the length of it is up to you. Do not, however, merely use the same genre each week. Vary your entries and you’ll find that you’re getting more out of the assignment and the blog will be more engaging. Update 9/22/11: Be sure to add links to your posts whenever possible. Links are the lifeblood of the World Wide Web, and the more you use them the more you will become someone who is composing the web and not using it.

Each student is also required to upload an avatar (i.e. upload a profile picture) and create a profile.

In a separate document, keep track of the following info:

  • title of each post
  • URL of each post
  • date of each post

I will collect these at the end of the module so I can ensure that each of you have at least the required number.

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