Class 3 | Ethics and Accuracy | September 10

This week’s readings and videos will help us discuss the responsibilities of blogging, particularly the need for accuracy and ethical approaches to expressing your views about other people. Each student must respond to one of these readings by Monday September 8. Before coming to class, respond to someone else’s post. You should also have written a post on your own blog.

Workshop exercise: Being able to show where you got your information is part of accuracy, and crediting other bloggers (a “hat tip,” or HT) is good practice in the blogosphere. Today we will learn to hyperlink and create Google alerts to get daily reports of news and blog items that are relevant to our personal blogs.