Through out the entire class the readings I found most helpful were from week three. I found myself reflecting on Miriam Posner, Brian Croxall, Alex Sayf, and Trevor Owens articles for most of the semester. These articles on web presence, informal writing, and community sharing gave … Continue reading History Readings
After exploring The Citizens Archivist website, I had a knew appreciation for tagging items. I have learned about tagging in other museum classes as a way of incorporate public interaction, but I have always been aware of the controversy surrounding this topic. That is why I … Continue reading Tag You’re It!
The main difference between myself and the twitterstorians/bloggers I follow is that I don’t post/tweet. This may seem like a ridiculous and obvious difference, but it is the main action I would like to improve with my digital persona. The twitterstorians I follow have similar … Continue reading Tweeting About History
I chose to take a closer look at the “Virtual Jamestown” site, since it is a subject I have always been interested in, but never had the chance to visit the actual site. This is the first reason why this project contributes to historical scholarship, … Continue reading Mapping History
After listening to the podcast, posted by Colonial Willamsburg on “Painters and Paintings of the Early American South”I definitely believe that podcasting can be used to extend a public history audience. The major benefit to podcasting is the ease at which it can be listened … Continue reading Listening to History
Analyzing the three wikipedia sites of “World War One”, “Armistice” and “Veterans Day”. Allowed me to view content on these subjects and understand some of the controversy that arises when dealing with international information. The World War One site has a ton of content, … Continue reading Wikipedia Wars
One major element that is important for making a website attractive and functional is simplicity, especially in regards to historical websites. This is not because I think historians or those seeking historical information can not navigate websites, but because there is no need for the … Continue reading Simple History