Laying the Groundwork
Before the first class meeting, take the survey.
- Melih Bilgil, History of the Internet (2009) (video – 8:10)
- How the Internet Works in 5 Minutes (2009) (video – 5:00)
- Dan Cohen & Roy Rosenzweig, “Getting Started: The Basic Technologies Behind the Web,” in Digital History (2006)
- RSS in Plain English
- “How the internet has woven itself into American life,” Pew Research (2014)
- WWW Timeline (Pew Research Internet Project, 2014)
- Miriam Posner, Stewart Varner & Brian Coxall, “Creating Your Web Presence,” Chronicle of Higher Education (2/14/11)
- Jim Groom, “How the Web was Ghettoized for Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed” (2014)
- Seth Zweifler, “For Professors, Online Presence Brings Promise (and Peril),” Chronicle of Higher Education (4/21/2014)
- Heather Cox Richardson, “Should Historians Use Twitter, PT 1 & 2” (2013)
- Ryan Cordell, “How to Start Tweeting (and Why You Might Want To),” ProfHacker (8/11/2010)
- Sign up for web hosting with Reclaim Hosting ($25 for a single domain name).
- One-click install of WordPress.
- Configure and customize your blog. (Review the WordPress Documentation.)
- Explore File management with the C-Panel.
- Sign up for Twitter. Use #cliowired to back channel about the course.
- Install Zotero. (Review the Documentation.)
- Set-up Zotero syncing.