Global Internet Community

Money has stopped so many great human inventions in their tracks

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXepkIWPhFQ] So many people in our world today are affected by the simple fact that their water is dirty or contaminated. Huge numbers of people are sick and many, many children needlessly die everyday. We’ve heard these kinds of sentiments all throughout our lives, but after watching this talk, ‘Michael Pritchard’s water filter turns filthy … Continued
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Global Internet Community

Overstimulated to the Extreme: Modern Society

Lately I’ve been finding it hard to write about any one thing; there are so many ideas and stories passing in and out of my brain. This new technology-based environment is still in its infancy, and I think we need to learn how to live within it in a way that keeps ourselves healthy in … Continued
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Digital Reading and Writing

Evaluating web writing

Evaluating web writing Environmental sustainability is one of my principal interests and so I decided to have a closer look at three different websites in this field. One of the most famous sites is from the USA and is called ‘World Changing’. I also discovered a lesser-known site from Australia called ‘EcoVoice’ and an English … Continued
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Life opinions

Take a second and think about democracy for other ‘Earthlings’

[googlevideo=http://video.google.com.au/videoplay?docid=6361872964130308142&ei=evyQStDaKIKgwgODtv2cDw&q=earthlings%20full%20movie&hl=en#] All this talk about the future of humanity in terms of our treatment towards one another…We question how to regulate a blog for freedom of speech, yet guided by respectable behaviour. We wonder if we will receive truly free press coverage in future media News paradigms. Well, I recently watched the film called ‘Earthlings’ … Continued
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Digital Reading and Writing

The End of Democratic Society?

The article did raise a question about the future of so-called 'public trust journalism'. This is the type of journalism where well-funded reporters keep the leaders of society in check by having access to often highly classified information, thus keeping them on their toes. This is howwe've thus far been able to bust corrupt politicians and corporate CEO's.
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Digital Reading and Writing

Discussing ‘Outdoor Melbourne’

Last week I participated in a group focussing on potentially building a website based around the topic of ‘Outdoor Melbourne’. The general consensus was that this topic could encompass many different facets of Melbourne culture. Art, theatre, film, gardens/nature, shopping, food/restaurants, entertainment, music, culture/multiculturism, sport, childrens’ activities, dance, events for the active, community events (protests … Continued
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Expressing ourselves on the Internet

How to Express Yourself (by Writing) on the Internet: Part Two

Break out of your comfort zone: Write and relate with those who are different to YOU. Traditionally, when we contemplate the Internet and all its inherent possibilities in terms of relating and communicating with other people, we think of it as a tool to meet those who are similar to us. In an era where … Continued
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Expressing ourselves on the Internet

How to Express Yourself (by Writing) on the Internet: Part One

Dripping with simplicity, let your authentic self flow out through your fingertips. The first idea that must be taken on board when deciding to have anything to do with expressing yourself on the Internet, be it on a website, blog, forum, chat room, e-book, podcast, or video blog, is to share your true self with … Continued
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Global Internet Community

In Recession, Businesses Must Be Online

It has been said by many that we’re now in the biggest world economic crisis since the stock-market crash of 1929, and the ensuing Great Depression of the 1930s. However, in this day and age, the world is very different from that of seventy to eighty years ago. If you think about it, just in … Continued
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Commenting on Blogs

You’ve got to network. No one’s going to know your blog exists.

If your blogging experience is anything like mine has been, you might also be saying to yourself, ‘How do I really get to meet other bloggers of like-mind who have similar interests? I have found it to be pretty hard searching for blog topics using keywords at Google. The answer to this challenge may come … Continued
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Digital Reading and Writing

If technology is meant to make life easier, why is it so damn hard to use?

I’m usually quite an optimistic writer when it comes to the Internet, blogging, and information technologies. I’ve written over 180 articles on these subjects and it’s a rare occasion that I ever focus on the negative side of things. I guess I need to be an optimist; I really have faith that these new forms … Continued
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Digital Reading and Writing

I can’t find the kinds of blogs that I’d like to read. Help me!

Supposedly there are over 55 million blogs in the world, and this number is growing exponentially everyday. One would assume that with this massive amount of online journals that just about every topic known to humanity would have someone writing about it. This does not seem to be the case, and there could be many reasons … Continued
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