Week 1 Notes – Tu

Posted on 26 March 2007. Filed under: Class Notes |

In-class: introductions, overview, course structure
Lab: set up WordPress blog
First assignment: Write a short post (200-350 words) outlining your background and your goals for this course. Post by 8 am Thursday.
First reading: Post first reading reflection to wordpress blog by 8am Thursday. We The Media (WtM), pages xii – 22 (Intro, Ch 1)



  • Class introductions
  • Review syllabus, course requirements
    • Office Hours : Thursday, 3.30 – 4.30 and by appointment
    • Office : 251B Communications Building
  • MultiMedia: History of Blogging (YouTube) and The Daily Show
  • In Class Lab:
    • Create student blogs using Word Press ; use your UW Net ID as your login. Use an e-mail account you can access from the lab so you can authenticate/activate the blog in class
    • e-mail blog URL (link) to me at kegill – at – uw
      • Recommended settings:
        • Make the blog public but not included in search engines or public listings (unless you want the outside world – strangers – to easily view your blog!) – This is under “options – privacy”
        • Make the name distinctive (not “Com460”!) – This is under “options – general”
        • To avoid spam, enable ” Users must be registered and logged in to comment” – This is under “options – general”

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