Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Web Culture :)

Resource: Librarian’s Index to the Internet à http://lii.org/search?query=Cybercafes;searchtype=subject
Website URL: http://www.cybercaptive.com/
Although this site does not speak directly about web culture or provide any type of media clip, it provides a resource that guides you into the heart of web culture by providing a directory for web cafés. This is great for those who want to go out and experience a different kind of web culture – real world meets virtual world.

Resource: Open Video Project
URL: http://www.open-video.org/details.php?videoid=6455&surrogate=storyboard
This is a video clip explaining how the internet works. It is interesting because it relates to web culture by focusing on a specific target group – children. In this sense, it places the web in a particular culture by explaining it on a level perfect for children to understand and work with.

Resource: The Internet Archive
URL: http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?collection=netcafe&collectionid=nc112_writers
This is a great video for anyone interested in web culture. It takes a look at the opinions people have about the web – focusing on people who have began writing as a result of the web’s emergence. One great example is author Brendan Kehoe who wrote “Zen and the Art of the Internet”.

Searching on Google, I had trouble locating relevant websites that weren’t geared towards some sort of advertising, hence why two of my results are in powerpoint style (but still very useful).

Resource Type: Powerpoint
URL (for HTML site):
This powerpoint focuses on globalization and technology resources in Bangladesh. However, it does become relevant to the study of web culture because it provides excellent statistics on internet usage and accessibility throughout the world. It is interesting to note the differences in “real world” states (Ex. Economic, political) of those countries with high accessibility compared to those with low accessibility.

Resource Type: Powerpoint
This powerpoint is also very interesting because it provides a lecture outline on how to work within this new age of the internet. It also has a section dedicated to web culture which explains what they are, how they exist, and different possibilities of how to address them.

Resource Type: Website (Directory/Guide)
URL: http://members.tripod.com/~ElizBrunner/Links/WackyLinks.html
This is a wonderful website which advertises a tour of a specific type of web culture – this web culture being “wacky”. Its really fun and includes a lot of interesting sites and timewasters for the internet generation.

Tara H


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