Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Understanding New Media Chapters 44-46
This groups of chapters also talks about forms of new media. Chapter 44 talks about blogs, which are personal online journals. The "blogosphere" has been broken up into smaller communities of interest. Blogs are personal, but can be a communal effort, and can also serve as news media. Chapter 45 talks about search engines (specifically Google) and their effect on libraries. Students now do most of their research via the internet and don't often use physical media such as books and microfilm found in libraries. Chapter 46 talks about videoconferencing and web-based collaboration tools. Logan writes that videoconferencing over the internet is better than standalone systems because it is cheaper and of better quality.