Lab session for New Forms of Media

New Forms of Media
24th October 2007
Computer Lab session

Activity 1
Go to Wikipedia
Register as a user
Contribute to any article (e.g. Mauritius)
Check the Discussion section

Activity 2
Search for Tim O’Reilly’s article explaining Web 2.0
Explore some of the web 2.0 platforms listed in the article

Activity 3
Visit/explore as many of the platforms/tools listed below and explain briefly what you have been able to understand about their characteristics and significance.

Facebook, Hi5, MySpace, LinkedIn
Flickr, Picasa
YouTube, Yahoo!Video
LastFM, Odeo
Blogs
Wikis
TripAdvisor, Vinivi
Technorati
NetVibes
Delicious, Digg, StumbleUpon
LibrayThing
eBay
Amazon
GMail, GoogleAps
Skype
Meebo
Twitter
BitTorrrent
GoogleMaps
OhMyNews, AgoraVox
Rue89
SecondLife
etc.

Activity 4
Explore and assess some Mauritian web 2.0 initiatives. Can you find any others?
Mauritius Blog Tracker
This is Mauritius
Global Mauritian
Le Défi Media
NouTiZil

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