Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Multimedia EXP: Community.

Carly and I decided to continue developing the local rock band/musician community.

Our community includes local bands/musicians who all play rock music. By local, we mean the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Musicians/bands in this community have a few things in common. They all have personal and professional relationships. They understand each other’s needs and goals.

Everyone in this community desires a sense of well being. They all want to be safe and hope they can rely on others to give them tips on unsafe venues. They all also desire a sense of belonging. They need relationships in the field to compare and contrast their experiences.

Of course they all share a similar life goal, to become successful rock’n’roll musicians/bands and to share their musical talents with others who are interested.

People in the rock community want to have a choice whether or not to help other bands and musicians. They will want to put their band ahead of another band first, but then possibly share their experiences.

Finally, when it comes to their needs, people in this community constantly need material things, whether it is guitar strings or new speakers. They may need a way to get these things without sacrificing a lot of time or money.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Web 2.0:

Web 2.0 (or Web 2) is the popular term for advanced Internet technology and applications including blogs, wikis, RSS and social bookmarking. The two major components of Web 2.0 are the technological advances enabled by Ajax and other new applications such as RSS and Eclipse and the user empowerment that they support.

No scheduled software releases, just continuous improvement. No licensing or sale, just usage. No porting to different platforms so that customers can run the software on their own equipment, just a massively scalable collection of commodity PCs running open source operating systems plus homegrown applications and utilities that no one outside the company ever gets to see.
Google's fellows are other internet applications like eBay, Amazon, Napster, and yes, DoubleClick and Akamai.
Web 2.0 principle: the service automatically gets better the more people use it.

1.0 - 2.0 = 2.0 is browser-based. tags are created by the user...
main reason why google is dominant--began life as a web application..

negative effects of bloggers- power of bloggers (they're in a linking community and the network they belong to develop loud voices.)

2.0 allows room to grow. (create an environment that users would want to go back to)

-services above package software
-they get better as more ppl use them
-web as a platform
--long tail....
-web is about you!!!!!