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Getting Set Up

Beyond introducing this course and and overview of what we will be doing through May, 2020, in this first week we set up accounts/tools for writing and communicating.

For students at Kean, this means setting up accounts on this blog as well as choosing or creating new new ones in twitter and the web annotation tool, Hypothes.is.

Writing in the Net Mirror

Rather than setting up separate blogs and syndicating into the iter as we did in previous classes, this time we will share the course blog as the place to write weekly reflections and share ideas.

More information will be shared in our first meeting.

Tweeting #netnarr

We will use twitter in some activities and also to explore it’s benefits (and problems). If you have a twitter account, you are more than welcome to use it, but you may choose to create a new account. Consider carefully how you represent yourself; there is no need to use any identifying information in your NetNarr experiences.

Refer to our Labyrinthus guide to twitter used previously in this course as you consider how you will participate.

By next week we will ask that you share with the class your twitter name (we will consider alternative means of participation for those with situations/preferences to not be on twitter).

Annotating The Web

We will also take advantage of the ability to attach comments, discussions to any existing web page via the annotation tool Hypothes.is. While often used for group commentary on articles and papers, we also consider how it might work as a narrative space, and how communication there differs than in a social media space.

If you have experience and account, great! If not we will get a chance to practice together in our first class.

See the decision path for setting up hypothes.is that we made available for previous iterations of this class.

Form This Way

Kean students can use our Connect to the Network form (requires a login to kean.edu) to share information needed to set up your blog account, and we ask as well your user names for twitter and Hypothes.is.

And then, you are ready for the Net Mirror experience.


Image Credit

1956. Laboratory set-up for photographing insects in stereo. Shown is the focusing stage and the tilting platform used to produce the two different angles of view. Sellwood Lab. Portland, Oregon. flickr photo by USDA Forest Service shared with no copyright restrictions using Creative Commons Public Domain Mark (PDM)

Alan Levine

By Alan Levine

An early 90s builder of the web and blogging, Alan Levine barks at CogDogBlog.com on web storytelling, photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He has been a part of NetNarr since 2017.

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