lunes, 19 de abril de 2010

talking about web 2.0 and web 3.0 is now happening!

Some people who were judged as utopians now they see their dreams come true. They dreamnt about an exclusive sovereignty to the people. Technology grows and tries to unite us all in a whole: the network.

Web 2.0 has become an integral part of our lives without even realize it! It is now an accessible place in which we express ourselves freely to a mass audience about any subject, without any problems. We are in a era of unprecedented development. Communication theories open their wings to bidirectionality. McLuhan said "the media is the message". Now the media is a whole where the transmitter coexists with the receptor, creating an online community able or not to create a true and publi opinion as a mean of communication.

Does the full freedom of expression starts to head out? Will the digital journalism replace the conventional one? Is the interactivity a threat? We will find it soon!

While we are talking about the Web 2.0 the Web 3.0 is now the brand new way of communication in the community online. The world walk fast as the technology improves itself day by day. Isn't that a bit scary?!


mr. V

domingo, 18 de abril de 2010

I (L) BlackBerry. Internet everywhere? yes!

This is not something very related to what we learned in class but it is real life! and about Internet!

I choose this topic to talk about today because I have a BlackBerry smartphone and I begin to feel addicted to it! But the most amazing is that I can have Internet everywhere. I mean, this is not something that has just appeared but I sometimes think the far the technology has arrived!

Nowadays, we can connect to every single person with an Internet connection. And the name "smartphones" remembered me to "smartmobs" of Rheingold.
We use devices that give us infinity possibilities by connecting to the Internet !

And these mobile devices, such as BlackBerry, are useful tools for participatory journalism!

Moreover, social networks are included in BlackBerrys so you can keep contacting with your friends through a mobile device.

Isn't that crazy?! I love to be free to do whatever I want just with the comfort of a BlackBerry or other kind of device on your hands!

We don't realize it but we live it! Something that no one in the past had but it still amazing!


mr. V

Participatory journalism, something in our favor or a threat?

I like participatory journalist! It makes me think that we are in front of a more democratic society. But in the other hand, it frightens me a lot! If everyone can now be a journalist then no one will be a journalist. It can improve our profession but it can dynamite it too!

As a student of journalism, my goal in the future is to be a successful journalist and this is why I am studying for! But the brand new citizen journalism can assume a threat for me and my mates.

The thing is that I love the idea of "everyone can just be a journalist if he wants", so I find myself in complex paradox! Even though it can block my career, I think it can be used by graduated journalists and get some benefit from it!
However, please, don't try this citizen journalism, people would be thankful: lol

The point that makes me feel grateful of living this period of History is that, me as a journalist, I have now the possibility to be in contact with my readers, to know their point of view and what they want to know. That is actually an important tool which improves so much the work of a journalist. Because we are our public! And we owe it to them!

And this makes me think that journalist can use participatory journalism, and get help from common citizen to build up his studies and articles. The most important is the feedback! This is very clear exposed on the video from a conference of Helen Hume:


Let the participatory journalism flow! It can help professionals! and makes our society more democratic. I know that a blogger, for instance, can have a lot of audience but it wouldn't have the same journalistic quality than an article written by a graduated journalist. Or yes?

Guys! take a look at this, you'll enjoy it! :

taken from:

It is a great example of participatory journalism! as it says: "to the people, by the people"

Comment! :D


mr. V

Social networks are living through us!!

I personally didn't know the magnitude and the power that social networks have nowadays. It wasn't untill I had this class and I started hearing all the time and everywhere the words "social networks". That made me think we are witnessing the birth and the evolution of a groundbreaking and upsetting way of communication!

The point is that we use the social networks but we don't know untill we fix our vision on them. The first step was the class of "participation in the Web" while I started realizing what was going on. But when I really knew that this was going to be our future and a huge part of my own career as journalist was in a conference about Coolhunting.

Coolhunting is something that really excites me and that was, in my opinion, the thing that "opened my eyes to the modern technologic world". In the conference, the coolhunter explained that social networks have become her main work platform and a stimulation of trends that inspire her. But the most important thing is that companies have realized they must advertise themselves and focus their work on the new social network society. These companies have made social networks (and the potential consumers who are users of those) one of their first goal.

Social networks are on everyone's lips! OK, we already know they are shaping social relations and creating a brand new way of communication. But I would have never thought that they were so alive even on journalism! In another conference I've been to, a woman from the PRISA group was talking about the content management of online media. She based a whole part of her speech on social networks! I realized that journalists must be aware and as analysts of this changing society and always adapting our work to social needs, we should make a journalism for the social networks. The woman said that a lot of journalist contents were being adapted for the social networks.

It is our sudden present but our future! Keep this in mind.


mr. V

sábado, 17 de abril de 2010

Ready or not, there I go! (8)

This blog has been created with a first goal: make a practice for my subject "Participation in the Web" about the topics learned at college. I will give my point of view about these. I have interesting ideas and I will try to reveal the impact of those in modern society.

Finally, I will recycle the blog and keep publishing by shaping it into a fashion specialized blog about trends and modern life style stuffs.

I hope you will enjoy it and comment!


mr. V