Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2007

intermezzo :p

prima: so, what's your fd topic tough?
bulan: well. about blogging business...
prima: ic, blog. It's just so you...
bulan: that's the trick. i just working on something that i like, that makes easier. I would love to research on it.
prima: yes, you absolutely right. agree on you. I do that as well.


akbar: so youre working thesis about blog
bulan: yep.
akbar: wow, a blogger writes something about blog. klopt
bulan: :D


dad: i already sent your questionnaire to my mailing lists.
bulan: yup, i knew, suddenly there are lot of people from 50+ fulfilling my questionnaire. I knew those are your friends :D
dad: but you already sent email to him?
bulan: i did, but he didn't work in that department so he forwared to the product manager, but it seems that the product manager didnt know a thing about theit own marketing communication strategy, he said there is one department who responsible about it, and he gave me the email. but they haven't reply me yet.


bulan: everything just like i predicted. their answers, i mean.
deni: they are conversational.
bulan: well, first i try to debating him, but then i remembered, that this is interview. not disscusion :D


Friday, April 13, 2007

continue from we,the media by Dan Gilmor

Personal technology wasn’t just about going online. It was about the creation of media in new and, crucially, less expen­sive ways. For example, musicians were early beneficiaries of computer technology.12 But it was desktop publishing where the potential for journalism became clearest.

maybe you interested, this is the rise of new media in 90s, digital era

As the 1990s arrived, personal computers were becoming far more ubiquitous. Relatively few people were online, except per­haps on corporate networks connecting office PCs; college cam­puses; bulletin boards; or still-early, pre-web commercial ser­vices such as CompuServe and America Online. But another series of breakthroughs was about to move us into a networked world.

In 1991, Tim Berners-Lee created the hypertext technology that became the World Wide Web. He wrote software to serve, or dish out, information from connected computers, and a “client” program that was, in effect, the first browser. He also sparked the development of Hypertext Markup Language, or HTML, which allowed anyone with a modest amount of knowl­edge to publish documents as web pages that could be easily linked to other pages anywhere in the world. Why was this so vital? We could now move from one site and document to another with the click of a mouse or keyboard stroke. Berners-Lee had connected the global collection of documents the Net had already created, but he wanted to take the notion a step fur­ther: to write onto this web, not just read from it.

But there’s something Berners-Lee purposely didn’t do. He didn’t patent his invention. Instead, he gave the world an open and extensible foundation on which new innovation could be built.

What had happened? Communications had completed a transformation. The printing press and broadcasting are a one-to-many medium. The telephone is one-to-one. Now we had a medium that was anything we wanted it to be: one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many. Just about anyone could own a digital printing press, and have worldwide distribution.

“A powerful global conversation has begun,” they wrote. “Through the Internet, people are discovering and inventing new ways to share relevant knowledge with blinding speed. As a direct result, markets are getting smarter—and getting smarter faster than most companies.”

credibility & anonimity in blog

People I respect have told me we need to do away with anonymity on the Net. They have good reasons.
But anonymity is enshrined in our culture, even if its use can be distasteful at times. And there are excellent reasons for keeping one’s identity hidden. A person with AIDS or another disease can lose a job or housing, or be persecuted in more violent ways. Someone holding unpopular political views in a small town that leans strongly in one direction may want to discuss it with others of like mind. Corporate and government whistle blowers need to be able to contact authorities and journalists without fear of being revealed. More than anyone, political dissidents in nations where such behavior can be life-threatening deserve the protection of anonymity when they need it.

Though the benefits of anonymity are clear, it also has its hazards. In one now famous example in 2004, a software glitch at revealed what many people suspected about the site’s customer-written book reviews: authors were penning rave reviews of their own work under false names and, in some cases, slamming competing books. A New York Times story250 showed a remarkable willingness on authors’ part to excuse their deceptions as just another marketing tool. A more reasonable excuse was counteracting trash reviews by enemies. I worry what will happen when this book is published. I certainly have my share of adversaries. Will they trash me on Amazon? No doubt. Will that hurt sales? Probably. Can I do anything about it, assuming they don’t libel me? Probably not.

In one online discussion on my blog about copyright, I challenged a commenter named “George” on his refusal to say who he was. “You’re welcome to remain anonymous,” I said. “I think you would enjoy even more credibility in this discussion if you said who you were. A casual reader might wonder why you want to be anonymous.”
He replied: “You should judge my credibility by how my statements correspond with the facts, logic, and the law—not by who I am.”251

As we discussed in Chapter 8, advances in technology are likely to bring us better ways to gauge and, in effect, manage reputations and verify a commenter’s bona fides without exposing his or her actual identity to the world.
Googling someone, to see what else he or she has said online in other places, sounds like a good way to start. But it ultimately isn’t the answer. If, however, someone has been using a consistent pseudonym, at least we have the possibility of knowing if a person is reputable or has been making trouble elsewhere.
At the moment, my favorite solution is not the most practical: if everyone had a blog or other kind of web site, they could include a link as a kind of digital signature. Yes, web sites can be faked, but a hoax that uses someone else’s name or hides behind a pseudonym for improper purposes, could attract unwelcome attention from the authorities—and because web site owners have to pay someone for hosting their site, the owner can be traced. Again, I would do nothing to stop anonymity on the Internet. But if we are going to have serious online discussions, I think all parties should, with few exceptions, either be willing to verify who they are, or risk having their contributions be questioned and, in some cases, ignored.
How do you know if a troll is on your site? The definition on Ward Cunningham’s Wiki says it best:
A troll is deliberately crafted to provoke others with the intention of wasting their time and energy. A troll is a time thief. To troll is to steal from people. That is what makes trolling heinous.
Trolls can be identified by their disengagement from a conversation or argument. They do not believe what they say, but merely say it for effect.

But spin takes some insidious routes to the public. One of the worst forms is the media’s lazy use of press releases as news. Some smaller newspapers are known to print them verbatim, as if a reporter had actually done some reporting and writing. Lately, video press releases have become a stain on both the PR profession and journalism. Local TV stations are handed video releases, often including fake “reporters” interviewing officials from the company or government agency that wants to get its news out, and too often stations play all or part of these mock­eries of journalism. In March 2004, the Bush administration was properly chastised for sending out video releases to promote, in a highly political way, a drug-benefits bill Congress had passed a few months earlier.255

Online spin varies from the relatively harmless, and even amusing, to more ethically challenged methods. On the harm­less side is “Google bombing,” a method of connecting a word or phrase to a specific web site through the Google search engine. After one group of Google bombers got “miserable failure” to point to George W. Bush’s biography page on the White House site, his supporters retaliated by connecting John Kerry’s page to the word “waffles.”256 Sooner or later, Google will either prevent this kind of thing or risk some of its own credibility.

Cyber-spin is getting more sophisticated, especially when it comes in comments or other postings by someone who’s trying to make a point but doesn’t identify his or her connection to the subject. The entertainment-industry copyright defender who made such a point of critiquing my blog was, in effect, spinning not just me but my audience as well. This is an unintended effect of the conversation, but one we’ll have to live with.

Just before the January 2004 Consumer Electronics Show, I got an email from someone telling me, in a fairly breathless way, about a product due to be announced at the show. He was gleeful, it seemed, that the company had inadvertently given out information it intended to keep under wraps until the official announcement. He pointed me to several pages, including one that had a picture of the gadget (some gear for networking mul­timedia at home) and another where the company’s chief execu­tive had essentially confirmed the product’s existence on a product support forum.

So I posted this information on my blog. “Consider this a small example of tomorrow’s journalism today,” I wrote. “A reader who knew much more than I did about something did some reporting and found information worth noting. Now you know, too.”

the good one :)

Citizen Reporters to the Rescue

Blogger Ken Layne260 captured one of the online world’s essen­tial characteristics in a classic posting in 2001. “We can Fact Check your ass,” Layne said.261 When there are lots of citizen reporters scrutinizing what other people say, they have a way of getting to the truth, or at least shining light on inconsistencies.

Case in point: Kaycee Nicole created a blog to talk openly about life, illness, and loss. As she grew sick and lay dying, she created a community. Thousands of people visited her blog in 2000 and 2001. They comforted her—and each other—with messages of support and offers of help. They researched her ill­ness, looking for a way to make her better. And Kaycee did get better, at least for a while. Then she sickened again and finally succumbed to her leukemia.

But on May 18, 2001, someone named “acridrabbit” posted a simple question on MetaFilter, a collaborative blog and news site: “Is it possible that Kaycee did not exist?” The query set off a furious controversy. A relatively small but relentless group of Net denizens unraveled the tale of anguish and discov­ered a hoax. They investigated court records. They checked their findings with each other. They did some of the best detective work you’ll ever see.

What this group accomplished was, in a sense, investigative reporting. But they weren’t professional journalists. They were strangers who, for the most part, only knew each other online. But combining the power of the Internet and old-fashioned reporting, they’d come together—first in sorrow, then in dismay that morphed toward anger—to scrutinize a situation and, ulti­mately, solve a mystery.262

Fact-checking is a just one tool a community can bring to bear. As in open source projects, combining all those eyes and ideas can create a self-righting phenomenon. In the summer of 2003, David Weinberger and I discovered other community ben­efits. We’d launched a small, noncommercial web site called WordPirates,263 the purpose of which was to remind people how some good words in our language have been hijacked by corporate and political interests.

We opened the site to allow anyone to add a word plus an explanation of why it should be there. As we expected, some folks used the system to make off-point, irrelevant, or puerile postings, often with no explanation. We’ve had to prune heavily.

But a vandal found a security flaw in the software pow­ering the site and exploited it by posting programming code inside a comment form—some HTML that took users to an unaffiliated web page containing one of the most disgusting photographs I’ve ever seen. We removed the offending post, thanks to a sharp-eyed programmer who let us know how the page had been misused so foully. Finally, the developer of the software we were using, who hadn’t anticipated this kind of abuse, fixed the security breach.

We’d surely seen the downside of the Net. But we also saw the upside in the way the community helped us find, analyze, and fix the problem. As Weinberger noted after our dust up with the rogue coder: “It’s as if the Internet is not only self­correcting about matters of fact but also morally self-correcting: A bad turn is corrected by several good ones.”

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

blog of influence

For the mainstream media--which almost by definition suffer a deficit of specialized, detailed knowledge--blogs can also serve as repositories of expertise. And for readers worldwide, blogs can act as the "man on the street," supplying unfiltered eyewitness accounts about foreign countries. This facet is an especially valuable service, given the decline in the number of foreign correspondents since the 1990s. Blogs may even provide expert analysis and summaries of foreign-language texts, such as newspaper articles and government studies, that reporters and pundits would not otherwise access or understand.

taken from

again again... blog versus mainstream media

The blogosphere also acts as a barometer for whether a story would or should receive greater coverage by the mainstream media. The more blogs that discuss a particular issue, the more likely that the blogosphere will set the agenda for future news coverage. Consider one recent example with regard to U.S. homeland security. In July 2004, Annie Jacobsen, a writer for, posted online a first-person account of suspicious activity by Syrian passengers on a domestic U.S. flight: "After seeing 14 Middle Eastern men board separately (six together, eight individually) and then act as a group, watching their unusual glances, observing their bizarre bathroom activities, watching them congregate in small groups, knowing that the flight attendants and the pilots were seriously concerned and now knowing that federal air marshals were on board, I was officially terrified," she wrote. Her account was quickly picked up, linked to, and vigorously debated throughout the blogosphere. Was this the preparation for another September 11-style terrorist attack? Was Jacobsen overreacting, allowing her judgment to be clouded by racial stereotypes? Should the U.S. government end the practice of fining "discriminatory" airlines that disproportionately search Arab passengers? In just one weekend, 2 million people read her article. Reports soon followed in mainstream media outlets such as NPR, MSNBC, Time, and the New York Times, prompting a broader national debate about the racial profiling of possible terrorists.

For starters, blogs can become an alternative source of news and commentary in countries where traditional media are under the thumb of the state. Blogs are more difficult to control than television or newspapers, especially under regimes that are tolerant of some degree of free expression. However, they are vulnerable to state censorship. A sufficiently determined government can stop blogs it doesn't like by restricting access to the Internet, or setting an example for others by punishing unauthorized political expression, as is currently the case in Saudi Arabia and China. The government may use filtering technologies to limit access to foreign blogs. And, if there isn't a reliable technological infrastructure, individuals will be shut out from the blogosphere. For instance, chronic power shortages and telecommunications problems make it difficult for Iraqis to write or read blogs.

Iran is a good example. The Iranian blogosphere has exploded. According to the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education's Blog Census, Farsi is the fourth most widely used language among blogs worldwide. One service provider alone ("Persian Blog") hosts some 60,000 active blogs. The weblogs allow young secular and religious Iranians to interact, partially taking the place of reformist newspapers that have been censored or shut down. Government efforts to impose filters on the Internet have been sporadic and only partially successful. Some reformist politicians have embraced blogs, including the president, who celebrated the number of Iranian bloggers at the World Summit on the Information Society, and Vice President Muhammad Ali Abtahi, who is a blogger himself. Elite Iranian blogs such as "Editor: Myself" have established links with the English-speaking blogosphere.

interseting facts here:

North Korea is perhaps the most blog-unfriendly nation. Only political elites and foreigners are allowed access to the Internet. As might be expected, there are no blogs within North Korea, nor any easy way for ordinary North Koreans to access foreign blogs. However, even in that country, blogs may have an impact. A former CNN journalist, Rebecca MacKinnon, has set up "NKZone," a blog that has rapidly become a focal point for North Korea news and discussion. As MacKinnon notes, this blog can aggregate information in a way that ordinary journalism cannot. North Korea rarely allows journalists to enter the country, and when it does, it assigns government minders to watch them constantly. However, non-journalists can and do enter the country. "NKZone" gathers information from a wide variety of sources, including tourists, diplomats, NGOs, and academics with direct experience of life in North Korea, and the blog organizes it for easy consumption. It has already been cited in such prominent publications as the Asian Wall Street Journal and the Sunday Times of London as a source for information about North Korea.

the last but not least *just the beggining for the long journey wakakaka

A lengthier treatment of the effect of blogs on politics can be found in the authors' paper "The Power and Politics of Blogs," presented at the 2004 American Political Science Association (APSA) annual meeting and available at APSA's Web site. For other studies of blog networks (all available online), see Clay Shirky's "Power Laws, Weblogs, and Inequality," the Perseus Development Corporation's "Blogging Iceberg," and Eytan Adar, Li Zhang, Lada A. Adamic, and Rajan M. Lukose's "Implicit Structure and the Dynamics of Blogspace," presented at the 13th International World Wide Web Conference, May 18, 2004.

For general primers on weblogs as a medium, Rebecca Blood's The Weblog Handbook: Practical Advice on Creating and Maintaining Your Blog (Cambridge: Persues, 2002) is a good first start, and Dan Gillmor's We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People (Sebastopol: O'Reilly Media Inc., 2004) is a good place to finish. Rebecca MacKinnon's essay "The World-Wide Conversation: Online Participatory Media and International News," available on the Web site of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, offers interesting insights about blogs as international information aggregators. Several Web sites, including Technorati, TTLB Blogosphere Ecosystem, and Blogstreet, are devoted to tracking and rankings blogs.

More broadly, there is significant debate about the Internet's effect on world politics. Ronald J. Deibert agrues that the Internet enhances the influence of global civil society in "International Plug 'n Play? Citizen Activism, the Internet, and Global Public Policy" (International Studies Perspectives, July 2000). Drezner addresses the limits of the Internet in "The Global Governance of the Internet: Bringing the State Black In" (Political Science Quarterly, Fall 2004). Shanti Kalathil examines the impact of the Internet on authoritarian societies in "Dot Com for Dictators" (FOREIGN POLICY, March/April 2003).


Saturday, April 7, 2007

(continue) what is web 2.0

crazy, there is really LOT of information about web 2.0

and i found another words --> user generated content :D

aha :p

here we go, the most reliable information about web 2.0 besides o'reilly blog

if you interested, look this diagram, exactly what i want, tough :p

well, we, blogger, are the source and media (both of this function) of the current news.

that's why time magazine giving us, the user of web 2.0 as the person of the year.
because us, who supply information to the web 2.0 giving much changes in the world,
meanwhile, still, there is some people rejeted the power of web 2.0. how much time do they need to proove it?

tada! *owh, owh

owh here we go some words that associates with blog and web 2.0
customer generated media
viral marketing
user generated content
social media --> "online tools and platforms that people use to share opinions, insights, experiences, and perspectives with each other. Social media can take many different forms, including text, images, audio, and video. Popular social mediums include blogs, message boards, podcasts, wikis, and vlogs." source wikipedia

here is some futther information, babe

"These todays anyone posting anything on a simple blog lets them automatically reach the 1.1 billion users on the Web today. And with syndication, social media content is picked up and spread throughout Internet via feed engines and the entire syndication ecosystem and can be found by anyone looking for information via Technorati, Google Blog Search, TechMeme or dozens of other innovative discovery mechanisms. At long last, hundreds of years after the invention of the printig press, anyone can truly reach a global audience by spending a couple of minutes of their time creating a blog on one of the hundreds of free blog sites. I've highlighted in the past how social media has been used in both emergent and deliberate fashion to do everything from locating the survivors of natural disasters to motivating end-users en masse to create online video advertisements for a major corporation."

so, aren't we a social media? this thesis will going too board.

gonna read some piles again


Wednesday, April 4, 2007

what is web 2.0?

basically all the information based on o'reilly theory which coined on 2004,

here is some information that you can read --> the future of web 2.0, will still be web 2.0 or something change?

web 2.0 in current practices

my consultant and my reference, idea basically comes here :P

from web 2.0, there is two things interest me to explore more
first one, is consumer generated media
second is viral marketing

two of then are connects each other actually, then, we will narrowed in blog and its function. :)

anyone expert interest to explain me more?
gonna goggling to get more information, tough :)