It’s spring semester, and Weblogs and Wikis is back for the 15th time. I introduced the course in 2002-3, just after Blogger was introduced, and blogs were starting to be noticed by the media. Wikis were generally unknown outside of CS circles.
(Just for some context: MySpace was founded in 2003; Facebook showed up in 2004; Twitter was introduced in 2006. The wired telegraph was invented in 1837; radio in 1895. Hypertext: conceptualized in the 1940s. Demoed in 1968. Proselytized in the 1970s. Internet: Developed between 1966 (NLS) and 1983 (DARPA). The web was proposed in 1989, from a system devised in 1980, although it wasn’t widely known outside of CERN. Txting was limited to 160 characters and done on a number pad.)
I’ll use this blog for announcements and as a center for your blogs and projects. Once you have a blog set up on WP, you should Follow this blog to be notified of updates.
For this week, read the CourseStatement2018 and start the BootCamp2018 exercises. Once you have a blog set up, add a comment to this post including a link to your blog so I can add you to the list of posters. Also, email me with the link to your blog – just in case.