The Web Economy/08

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Forums and Blogs

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This is a lesson part of the module The Web Economy out of the Open Source ERP/Executive Diploma course conducted by a private university.


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  • If things are not said in a forum, then it is not considered said at all. Forums play an important role in putting all discussions in one place and public. For Open Source, forums are vital.
  • Blogs or social sites activity can segregate online activity into a more focused and personalised structure.
  • However social sites also allow segregation where certain members kept to their own culture and norm without interfacing with anyone else.
  • Just like in olden days, the marketplace or town hall is where people congregate and important decisions made, today it is happening in forums and blogs.
  • Linux was created when its creator Linus Torvalds submitted to a mailing list his first code contributions. Forums began to spread the word in a viral manner.
  • When ADempiere was first discussed in forum it attracted more than 500 visitors a day and important decisions were made there[1].

Assignment & Discussion

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  • Suscribe to popular social sites such as FaceBook and BlogSpot. Think about content that you like to share.
  • Create your own Wiki User page. Focus on your interests.
  • Link your online assets to your User Page.
  • Track and monitor the activity through your email box.
  • How much are cultural differences[2] affecting the way you interact with strangers on the Web?


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  • Publish your works in an attractive manner in your user page, stating your own views and findings providing links to your sources. Use the talk page here to score marks.
  • Create or edit sub-pages of course materials within wikiversity.
  • Discuss in the forum (link shall be provided) by offering your ideas and answering or comment on others' postings.


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