Category Archives: Flipped Lectures

Flipped Lecture 4 – 6 Degrees Of Separation

I made a cowbird story with an image, text and audio. You lucky ducks, you get to go and hear me yabber on about my selfish early teen years. Go on, click here.

Flipped Lecture 3 – Web1.0, Web 2.0, Web 3.0

Web 1.0 vs 2.0
Evolution Web 1.0, Web 2.0 to Web 3.0
Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us
Intro to the Semantic Web
The Semantic Web of Data Tim Berners-Lee
Epic 2015

These videos together made up Flipped Lecture 3 which was all about the evolution of the web.

The main ideas I got from these videos includes:

  • Separating form and content meant easy uploading for everyday users (blogs, videos etc)
  • Syntax vs semantics ie. what you say and what you mean. Aparently we have to teach the internet semantics. ‘Cause that’s only going to end well…
  • Users are in charge, we have to organise the data. And there’s a lot of data.

I think I’m going to finish on a quote from my dad. He said something about the fact that we’re moving into web 3.0 without fully understanding what web 2.0 is yet. Wheeeeeee!

 

Flipped Lecture 2 – Search

The second part of the documentary Download: The True Story Of The Internet was titled Search and I watched it with more interest than Browser Wars because I knew less about the topic. My notes from this segment:

 

The part that interested me the most was about advertising and how once that was done right, making money on the internet was now possible. I think that has impacted the way I use the internet the most. I can make money online if I wish (and I have through offering my services as a web designer and by publishing my own ebook) and that’s all possible because the search engines found a way to make money that wasn’t flashy flashy banner ads. I mean, that would have had to happen eventually, but it happened with Google stealing an idea from Oveture.

My final notes on this lecture say “Google mania –> Google phobia re: personal info” and I’d just like to say I think this is both totally valid and totally irrelevant. Yes, Google has access to a hell of a lot of our personal information (and they’re not the only ones) but that fact is so ubiquitous in our lives today that it almost doesn’t matter. Almost.

Flipped Lecture 1 – Browser Wars

I’ve started taking notes differently when I listen to lectures. My notes for part one of Download: The True Story Of The Internet look like this-

I watched part 1- Browser Wars. It’s about the world’s first graphical web browser and the trouble it caused in Silicon Valley. It was quite interesting, even though I knew a bit about the so called browser wars already.

In fact, unlike these people in the video below, I actually knew what a browser was before I watched this Browser Wars.

My dad sent me that video a few years ago so I could laugh at it. I made me a bit sad actually.

Anyway, I use Google Chrome as my browser and I’m happy to see how far they’ve come since being releassed in Spetember of 2008.

Source: StatCounter Global Stats – Browser Market Share

Anyway, I’m deviating from the doco a bit as it focused on the demolition of Netscape Navigator and the maliciousness of Microsoft in creating Internet Explorer to get rid of the competition. Although, I guess what goes around comes around as Internet Explorer is now no longer the most popular browser…