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Social Media

"Social Media" are the new web-based media for sharing images, writing and voice.

See below for a video introduction to Social Media:

Blogs and Blogging

A "blog" (derived from "web log") is a website where entries are usually displayed in reverse chronological order. There are over 100 million blogs and the number is growing daily.

"Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog

See below for a video introduction to Blogs:

Video Blogs

The website "Make Internet TV" provides a guide with step-by-step instructions for shooting, editing, and publishing online videos that can be watched and subscribed to by millions of people.

Here is a video introduction by Dean Jansen:

Make Internet TV: Introduction

Very soon, this site will feature short videos from experienced internet video publishers. If you're interested in sharing your expertise, visit the Make Internet TV (MITV) wiki and find out how.

 

Podcasts

 

See below for a video introduction to Podcasts:

Sharing Photographs

 

See below for a video introduction to sharing photographs:

 

Writing a Blog

9 Ways to Make Your Blog More Inclusive;
9 lessons for would-be bloggers;
Code of Good Practice: Blogging
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Read Tim O'Reilly on responsible blogging

YouthNoise

The mission of YouthNoise is to inspire and empower young people everywhere to catapult their passion and idealism into movements to sustain the planet. This is achieved by encouraging young people to submit videos to this YouTube channel.