NetJourno Chat #6 – August 6, 2011

Hack this!

Take care. #netjourno
Rastbe
August 6, 2011
Okay, all, another great chat… have a fantastic weekend! #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
@Rastbe Yeah, i’m not sure why we decided to squeeze in a 3rd summer session. $$$ perhaps. #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
Compressed schedule is challenging to keep up with. #netjourno
Rastbe
August 6, 2011
you too #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
@netjourno Will complete survey. Hopefully I’m not hacked over the weekend. Advised not to use public wifi this Saturday/Sunday #netjourno
Rastbe
August 6, 2011
It’s good, but if I have to do it again I’ll only take one class at a time. #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
@Rastbe The discussions have been great. I want everyone to have the opportunity to contribute in this compressed format. #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
How do you all like the 4-week summer format? #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
Thanks. Hopefully the quality is what you are looking for. Given the earlier statement, I think the discussions should be good. #netjourno
Rastbe
August 6, 2011
Your answers are important, but will remain anonymous, and UMass won’t share them until after I file grades. #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
Not sure if it was sent yet, but please complete the class survey that will be sent to you. #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
do you grade on both participation and feedback, or? #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
Okay sounds good #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
If you missed any, now’s the time to catch up. #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
Changes/suggestions? Workload work? I try to keep it manageable and interesting. #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
I’ll be grading the first 7 Mon/Tue and the remaining 8 Thu/Fri #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
Back to a little housekeeping… you’ve been asking about the discussions… #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
@netjourno and can only get 2 permits per year #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
It certainly begs an interesting conversation #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
@netjourno probably a little bit of all of those things. They restriction states that they can only feed 25 ppl at a time #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
and the Food Not Bombs group violated those restrictions #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
@netjourno unsure… #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
@LisaCharland But why? Crowd control & safety, or to protect the tourism image? #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
I think there are restrictions on the number of times you can feed the homeless #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
@netjourno To leverage, maybe consolidate discussions under topics. This way students can go back and research interest areas. #netjourno
Rastbe
August 6, 2011
Lisa… did Orlando suggest an alternative to feeding homeless, or just put restrictions around it? #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
Make you want to peel the onion doesn’t it? #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
That’s insane. I lived 2 hours from Orlando. Thanks for the site. #netjourno
KiaraBomben
August 6, 2011
@netjourno – hmm it looks like Assange was unhappy about an NYT article about him and excluded them from cables #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
ideas on how journos can leverage this kind of content or discussion? #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
@LisaCharland when and where was this? I lived in Florida for the past two years #netjourno
KiaraBomben
August 6, 2011
at the very least, I’m a huge fan of the conversations Wikileaks forces us to have #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
conservatives will argue against it, since those are two liberal leaning papers, but papers of record, nonetheless #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
@netjourno yes exposing security risks is good, but it’s not good when they are out to do harm. Anonymous is interesting though.. #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
how do you feel about Wikileaks’ relationships with the NYTimes and the Guardian newspapers? #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
right… and with Wikileaks, folks are afraid of what might be exposed… #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
@Ratsbe looks like it’s $150 cash at the door to go to that thing. #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
@LisaCharland they historically have focused on hacking to make political statements #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
because Paypal stopped payments to Wikileaks #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
@netjourno @Rastbe @LisaCharland Yes, safety. Many people have been arrested in the past. #netjourno
Rastbe
August 6, 2011
and have threatened to hack into some high profile orgs- like NATO, etc. #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
@kiarabomben to homeless people in Florida #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
Not a fan of hackers out to do harm. #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
@KiaraBomben they are a political hacking group- they hacked into a city’s computers after the police arrested people giving food #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
In general, I can appreciate what some hackers are up to… exposing security risks for folks to fix. #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
@netjourno @Rastbe The fact that you have people trading information which in many cases is used to hurt others. #netjourno
Rastbe
August 6, 2011
Not me Lisa what the hacking group about ? # Lisa #netjourno
MonicaOguge
August 6, 2011
@Rastbe @LisaCharland A safety thing? #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
@LisaCharland @Ratsbe Yes, in the area. Also being advised not to go to the convention. #netjourno
Rastbe
August 6, 2011
No I haven’t. What’s it about? #netjourno
KiaraBomben
August 6, 2011
@Rastbe Why scary? #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
Has anybody been reading up about the hacking group Anonymous? #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
Wikipedia offers a lot of topical content related to specific searches. Aligns well with how Google delivers info. #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
@Ratsbe cool- are you in that area? #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
In the reading it mentions that Google seems to have a love affair with Wikipedia. Are we aware of any relationship there? #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
DEFCON “Hacking” Convention is going on this weekend in Vegas. Concept seems scary, especially after watching Session 13. #netjourno
Rastbe
August 6, 2011
match intent to content to optimize search results… but still important to offer good content #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
for journos, it’s important tovunderstand how linking phrases with how folks search #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
Thanks, I travel a lot overseas and never realized that. It will be helpful to force a search sometimes. #netjourno
Rastbe
August 6, 2011
@LisaCharland SEO is simple and complicated at the same time #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
That makes sense. I was also wondering the same thing. #netjourno
KiaraBomben
August 6, 2011
google.co.uk for the UK… google.fr for France… google.jp for Japan… etc #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
Do you just type in the country’s extension? I couldn’t quite make out what the video was saying. #netjourno
Rastbe
August 6, 2011
@Rastbe Google looks at the user’s location to decide how best to display info #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
it’s imperfect as one’s IP address doesn’t always indicate country… but yes, to force that search, use a specific extension #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
Glad to hear that. Question…since Google is region oriented, how do you get Google to focus on one particular area? #netjourno
Rastbe
August 6, 2011
I really liked the SEO reading… the design was cool. It’s a lot to take in, but interesting and stuff that I will apply. #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
@Rastbe yes they are… participation has been very good all around #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
Same. I will do it if I have time :) #netjourno
KiaraBomben
August 6, 2011
I think the discussions are worth 150/600 points. Significant amount of total points. #netjourno
Rastbe
August 6, 2011
I will do it if I have time, but I don’t think I will with my other class. #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
I plan on doing the extra credit if I have time. Somewhat concerned no feedback on discussions. Don’t want to fail. #netjourno
Rastbe
August 6, 2011
Okay, thanks I will let you know. #netjourno
KiaraBomben
August 6, 2011
Cool. Let me know if you have any questions on it… any Qs on other work? Anyone doing the x-credit? #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
Same here. I’ve just been checking out all the sites to see which one looks best for me. #netjourno
KiaraBomben
August 6, 2011
trying to finish up remaining sessions first #netjourno
LisaCharland
August 6, 2011
Plan on starting it later today. #netjourno
Rastbe
August 6, 2011
Morning, all! #netjourno
netjourno
August 6, 2011
Good morning! #netjourno
KiaraBomben
August 6, 2011