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Week 1-Perception of the Internet

// Posted by on 05/16/2015 (10:26 AM)

My perception of the Internet has always been that of a tool for linking devices worldwide, which leads me to consider if it is the same as the World Wide Web. Is there a difference between the two or are they the same thing? According to Jessika Toothman in her article “Internet and the World Wide Web” they are different. She defines the Internet as a network of very different networks that are connected to each other in different configurations. On the other hand, the World Wide Web is the framework used to get to the Internet. So another approach to consider it is to say the Internet is made out of the machines, equipment and information; and the World Wide Web is the thing that breathes new life into this innovation. I think that the Internet is unlike other technology in that we can mold and shape into whatever we need it to be. I look forward to learning about the history of the Internet as well as the culture.

Rules of engagement:

I like the idea of a word count but feel that it can be a distraction from the freedom of writing. I find that when there are specific word count expectations the focus is on meeting that requirement more so than the content of the writing.

Working full time and taking two classes makes it difficult to post during the week. If the requirement is a weekly posting deadline can we make the time midnight rather that 5:00 p.m. I like to have the time to contemplate and prepare a thoughtful post. There is more time for to do this when posting is on Saturday and Sunday but agree that it is important to have a post done as early as possible to allow for comments.

It is essential that any and all posts need to be respectful and courteous to the opinions and conclusions that are different from our own.


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Comments:


Kaitlyn said...

Jessie I agree that the Internet can be molded and shaped into what ever we need it to be. We can make it a social networking tool for personal use or a educational tool for doing school work and etc. I and too looking forward to learning more about the history and diverse culture of the Internet.
I believe that extending the time to 12 pm rather than 5 would be helpful because of everyone’s different schedule. I know that makes it harder to respond to people’s post but we can all work together to try to give each other feed back even if it may be a little late.

// 05/17/2015 at 4:38 pm

Caitlin said...

I completely agree that the word count pulls the focus from the importance of the post and reply. When I am told how much I must write for it to be thorough, I have a more difficult time completing that task but when I just write what comes to mind, I am able to complete the assignment easily.

I am glad Meghan has changed the timing of our posts and replies because I also work full-time, have a child, and am taking two classes so getting stuff done right before dinner was difficult. I also love the added sentence in about being respectful about posts. We all won’t feel the same way but respect of other’s opinions is key!

// 05/17/2015 at 6:26 pm