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[Xmca-l] Re: XMCA home page?



Sorry, I missed a word in the second paragraph. That was supposed to say
"and then STUDENTS could add content where he allowed it".

That is important.

Also folks, please do correct me if I have any of the details about
Netvibes wrong. I'm pretty ignorant...

-greg

On Sun, Mar 8, 2015 at 8:49 PM, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Here is what I was talking about:
> http://www.netvibes.com/wesch#Digital_Ethnography
>
> This is a page/blog that was set up by Mike Wesch for a digital
> ethnography course that he taught. It was easy enough to set up the feeds
> for his course and then could add content where allowed.
>
> Note that there are additional tabs to click on for additional content.
> These can all be customized according to what you want to put up there.
>
> This kind of thing can be done on the cheap (Netvibes basic page is free)
> if anyone out there is interested in making it happen. If it fails, so be
> it, but it seems better than what I can find out there right now.
>
> Any takers?
>
> -greg
>
> On Sun, Mar 8, 2015 at 5:47 PM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:
>
>> How would you implement a "community garden" to support MCA and xmca, Huw?
>> Andy
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> *Andy Blunden*
>> http://home.pacific.net.au/~andy/
>>
>>
>> Huw Lloyd wrote:
>>
>>> Well I wrote a server-side library to achieve a broader version of that 5
>>> years ago.  But that is peripheral to what Andy's question is about.
>>>
>>> Huw
>>>
>>> On 8 March 2015 at 21:34, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> Ha! Huw, I was looking at another, much simpler way of doing a feed than
>>>> what Annalisa had shown (and I don't really know how I got there since
>>>> it
>>>> doesn't seem to be included in Annalisa's email).
>>>>
>>>> I was looking at a Quora page but I seem to recall that there are other
>>>> websites that will let you set up a page that will feed from other
>>>> sites.
>>>> The idea being that you can set up a page and determine multiple other
>>>> sites that will feed to it (e.g., the XMCA home page, Andy's Vimeo page,
>>>> etc.). Seems like there was even a feature that you can set so that it
>>>> will
>>>> regularly search the web and display new content that appears on the web
>>>> (e.g., you could set a search term for "cultural historical activity
>>>> theory" and there would be a section of the page that would display
>>>> everything that is recent on the web that relates to those search
>>>> terms).
>>>>
>>>> I know there is at least one site out there that can do this but I can't
>>>> recall what it was called (I learned of it from Mike Wesch who used it
>>>> for
>>>> one of his classes).
>>>>
>>>> Huw or anyone else, do you know what I'm talking about?
>>>>
>>>> That was what I meant when I said that it would be minimal time to
>>>> maintain
>>>> and could be set up by anyone with minimal cost.
>>>>
>>>> But maybe that was all just a dream...
>>>> -greg
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Mar 8, 2015 at 2:17 PM, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> On 8 March 2015 at 18:40, <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> [...]
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> .Anyway, it seems like it would be an easy thing to set up. And anyone
>>>>>> could do it, right?
>>>>>> So why not prototype it and see what works and what doesn't? And then
>>>>>> refine as needed.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>> It is easy only to the extent that anyone could use their spontaneous
>>>>> notions of what is required.  If they are persistent and thorough they
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> will
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> end up with some conceptions regarding how certain mistakes might be
>>>>> avoided.  If they reflected on that process with equal thoroughness,
>>>>> then
>>>>> they might end up with some concepts with which to start the work all
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> over
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> again.
>>>>>
>>>>> So, no, it isn't easy.  And it isn't actually cheap either.
>>>>>
>>>>> Huw
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Greg
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Mar 7, 2015, at 10:43 PM, Annalisa Aguilar <annalisa@unm.edu>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi Andy,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> My apologies, I did not mean to sound suspicious, I sincerely thought
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> you both had something in mind.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The site you link to doesn't look like a garden to me. It looks like
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> a
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> regular website.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> How about these links below?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The 1st site might be a drupal site, Drupal has something called
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> "drupal
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> planet" that will collect feeds, but I'm not sure how it works
>>>>>> exactly.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> [A feed assembly site might be more like a garden? Then there is no
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> need
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> for permissions, just program the newsfeed and it sucks in links from
>>>>>> various independent sites? Does wordpress do something like this?]
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th sites below are wordpress sites.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The 5th is site is using Open Journal.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Not sure what the 6th is, but I couldn't resist to see what a real
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> garden website might look like!  :)
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://www.knightfoundation.org/
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://www.knightfoundation.org/blogs/knightblog/2015/3/5/
>>>> four-knight-fellows-how-community-shapes-creativity/
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> or
>>>>>>> https://sweden.se/
>>>>>>> https://sweden.se/society/gender-equality-in-sweden/
>>>>>>> or
>>>>>>> http://ilovetypography.com/
>>>>>>> http://ilovetypography.com/2014/10/15/the-first-female-typographer/
>>>>>>> or
>>>>>>> http://www.clouds365.com/
>>>>>>> http://www.clouds365.com/6-22-14/
>>>>>>> or
>>>>>>> http://www.haujournal.org/index.php/hau/issue/view/13
>>>>>>> http://www.haujournal.org/index.php/hau/article/view/hau4.3.002
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Of course, here is the bona fide garden site:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/
>>>>>>> http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/sustainability/
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On that happy note...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Annalisa
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
>>>> Assistant Professor
>>>> Department of Anthropology
>>>> 880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
>>>> Brigham Young University
>>>> Provo, UT 84602
>>>> http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor
> Department of Anthropology
> 880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
> Brigham Young University
> Provo, UT 84602
> http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson
>



-- 
Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson