Monique thinking about RSS, weaving, giving, taking, and what network literacy might be. Amy on the social aspects of network literacy. Nethaniel also picks up the social parts of network literacy, which is interesting, perhaps because for me that’s a given and what isn’t visible is how the technology enables, or even drives, this? Seonaid likes the participatory nature of network literacy, and Samuel has two key takeaways. Louisa wonders about what might be list from the analogue world, and marvels at the new wonders of the networked thing we have.

More Literacies

Antoine notes that the network is an ecology where you don’t just take, but also contribute. Jessica on the public, shared nature of these blogs, and David suspects that beyond cut and paste our literacy might be thin (and cut and paste is a digital, not network, literacy…). Then there’s on Caitlin on how interconnected everything can be, which is not the same as saying there there is six degrees of separation but that we now, literally, weave stuff together online. Nicola also notes the give and take nature of online practice.


Angus likes the convenience, but is sceptical about how it leads you astray. Rebecca realises that her train trip is a sort of living demo of network literacy (I don’t think it is, but hey). The really weird thing is to realise that since it is wireless, we’re all sitting in it. Alexandra realises that print literacy is a deep shared knowledge, unlike network literacy, and Carli is surprised to realise that the internet isn’t like a book.

Ashleigh has very useful summary points, and note, parts stay parts and we then weave. This is radically different to what was before (BW — Before Web). Ellen realises that using the web is not the same as being literate. For me this is like using a car, just because I can drive a car it doesn’t mean I’m ‘literate’ about cars, even if I drive a car a lot, even very well.

Network Literacies

Niamh with notes from the reading, finding the analogy of print versus network literacy useful. Jamie has notes on double loop learning, network literacy and the essay. Tilly realises that while the internet has been there all along for her, there is not an understanding of it beyond the surface, and worries that no one cares that she writes. You’ll have to take it on faith that this question is asked by every writer, even published ones. Mia has a brief, informed, discussion about network and print literacy, doing a good job of outlining differences. Evan has an excellent summary of the network literacy reading including an excellent take away, and some details about RSS, XML and the rest of that alphabet soup.

Blogging, Um, OK

Kiralee has some good questions out of the first reading, wondering how they relate to what could, should, might, happen in your blogs. Angus wonderings about linking, visibility and what might happen (I can promise you it is largely the opposite of what Angus’ speculates), and Kerri–Anne also thinks about the role of blogs in media and at uni broadly. Luke uses the reading to contextualise his use of a blog, and Alexandra is beginning to think what might be good about a blog and the possibilities it might enable, time will tell…

Blogs (2)

Niamh with notes from the reading about media education and blogs. Mia on hand writing, journals, blogs, learning and, well, a few things. Luke joins blogging with a film with why (nice work – now think about providing a link to the film when it’s mentioned), and Kenton is thinking out aloud about how or why a blog might turn out OK.

Blogging, WTF?

Rebecca on blogs, the modern world, and the blogs and education reading. Louis on finally getting started with blogging (and if you want to be a journalist and you didn’t have a blog personally I wouldn’t employ you). Evan on blogging, publicness, the invite and possible value of this. Laura has nice summary of some of the key take aways from the reading, and yes, because it’s public a blog requires a certain sort of writing that you don’t ordinarily do (which is good). Seonaid on post industrial media ecologies, blogging, and the whole nine yards.