Okay, guys, work with me here. I am on what is hopefully the tail end of a 72 hour headache, got off of work an hour and a half ago, and have been since working on my Diigo project. Basically what I am trying to say is that I soooooo do not have it in me to complete the Panning for Nuggets assignment today. Lucky for me, it’s not due today! Unfortunately for me, I am going to hate myself later for not doing it yet. Anyways, this is my obligatory blog post for the day since Dr. Coats says a daily post is expected. In order to make this kosher in regards to the class, I am going to recap the directions I feel my project could take post-Diigo exploration.
Original/still favorite concept: Wikipedia and other parts of the internet encourage research and the pursuit of knowledge for the sake of knowledge. Articles that back this up? Not many. Most articles I see just bash technology for rotting people’s brains. However I would like to tie this in to the Existentialist Google article, or perhaps link to a few of Jamie’s articles about the Deep Web
Other topics I could probably more easily but less enthusiastically pursue: activism through Wikipedia (I’ve seen a lot of articles on activism through social media)
Switch to anonymity on the web and incorporate Wikipedia’s anonymous editing.
I could toy with a few more ideas but I am really set on encouraging knowledge. There just doesn’t seem to be a lot of resources supporting this concept of mine. If anyone has any suggestions I am super eager to hear them!
Anyways, Mariah out. I need a nap. Or some advil. Or to be knocked out for the next 3 weeks until this headache thing rides over.