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Weekly Reflection

The first two weeks of Boot Camp are over! So far, the postings for this class have been going well. I have learned a ton about social media importance, and how to build a good blog and website.

I had some trouble with WordPress when I wanted to add widgets and extra customization. It took a while, but I researched it and talked to some helpful people, and my Blog looks better than ever! I love that I can post what I want and make it look clean.

I love the customization that comes with having your own blog. I did everything I could to be successful with my blog, and just ran into a few small things, so I am going to keep going at the pace I am at. I want to start getting into posting about articles and more videos. I am doing pictures mostly right now which is fun, but sort of boring. Videos are more exciting. I am glad that I am learning all of this so in the future, I can perhaps create a portfolio blog for graduation.

Links:

  • The Boot Camp link helped me to figure out what assignments I needed to do and gave me information I needed to successfully learn everything.

Boot Camp

  • My WordPress site has come a long way in the last two weeks. I am excited to keep posting and learning about how to customize it better.

WordPress

  • My Twitter account was created for the purposes of this class and helps me to connect with other bloggers.

Twitter

  • Gravatar set-up was super easy, and I know have it on my WordPress site! It is cool to have it.

Gravatar (If link does not work, Gravatar can be found on WordPress)

  • For my RSS feeds, I chose to use Feedly where I have subscribed to a few things including the Daybook, Weblogs and Wikis homepage, and other RSS feeds. I have it as a widget on the side of my WordPress site.

Feedly

  • CC and IP Assignment

CC and IP

  • RSS Feed Assignment

RSS Feed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CC and IP

Let’s start with what IP is. WIPO defines it: “Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.” Basically, it is your ideas that you have, whether they came from your head, hand, or computer. Copyright is when you have the right to the work, so you can exploit it in any way you wish.

Stanford has a list for asking permission to use someone else’s work.

  1. Determine if permission is needed.
  2. Identify the owner.
  3. Identify the rights needed.
  4. Plan Ahead for Permission.
  5. Contact the owner and negotiate whether payment is required.
  6. Get your permission agreement in writing.

Creative Commons is a great site that allows people to get easy licenses for their work, and lets the people decide what the conditions are for others to use their work. It sounds and looks much easier than past license agreements. Creative Commons (CC) is a license type and it means that people can use your work and build on it to make it better with your permission.

I would let people use my work as long as they asked for my permission first. I want people to build off of it and create even cooler stuff than mine.