A that presents short journal entries in chronological order, newest first, is typically referred to as a "blog" or "weblog." Most blogs emphasize links to other pages and sites, and most entries are short commentaries or even simple one-sentence links to an interesting page somewhere else. Many blogs are concerned with current news events and often provide unabashedly partisan commentary. "Blogging," of course, is the act of writing a blog; those who write blogs are sometimes referred to as "bloggers."
Cloud computing is Internet- based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand, like the electricity grid. Cloud Computing allows business individuals and organisations to externalise the digital resources by storing them on a private or public. Examples of resources that can be outsourced:
- Servers providing computing capabilities,
- Solution for storage or archiving
- Messaging or collaborative services
- Office applications
- CRC Tools
Using Cloud Computing, these resources are supported and made available through private service providers. In the style as SaaS (Software as a Service), a company can directly access these applications via a terminal connected to the internet.
Discuss how Web 2.0 methods of information sharing and movement assist website communications. In particular, describe and provide 2 examples of each of the following:
- Wikis and social networks
- Tagging and folksonomies
One example of a web 2.0 website is facebook. Facebook is one of the largest social network websites in the world, with millions of people joined up and people still joining. Facebook main purpose is to connect friends together, although many people now use facebook to meet people. Facebook has so much popularity that it often draws controversy as people have control over what they put.
Wikipedia is an example of a web 2.0 website. Wikipedia is a website that provides information on everything that people are interested in. While there are moderators on Wikipedia, most pages are open for the public to access and change at their own free will. Wikipedia is free to everyone although it does frequently ask for donations. Wikipedia is the biggest web encyclopaedia and has been praised for how quickly the pages get updated after recent news happens. The fact that people are able to access and change information means that the information on the website is not always legitimate.
A web feed (or news feed) is a data format used for providing users with frequently updated content. Content distributors syndicate a web feed, thereby allowing users to subscribe to it. Making a collection of web feeds accessible in one spot is known as aggregation, which is performed by an aggregator. A web feed is also sometimes referred to as a syndicated feed.
RSS feeds are a quick and easy way to get the news that matters most to you as soon as it is published (RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary). These feeds contain headlines, links and descriptions and are updated as the website is updated with new stories.
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Quality of writing
The document largely uses a formal style of writing, with some minor grammatical errors. The writer has also used the appropriate technical terms at this level, though only very briefly (web languages) and does not include other essential terms as described above.
Level of analysis
The writer provides examples of the services mentioned and explains their use in good detail. In addition, the writer also provides detailed responses and examples on part 2. However, the document fails to include any citations as evidence.
Response to question
This document provides various examples of web 2.0 based websites but fails to answer the assignment brief i.e. website architecture. The writer neglects describing the fundamental model of a website in terms of server-side and client-side technologies, the processes involved and the associated hardware. Furthermore, the writer does not mention web content management systems, which is expected considering that the writer places an incredible amount of emphasis on web 2.0. Online content management systems are typically dynamic database-driven systems that allow the management of information of virtually all types of web 2.0 based websites Ã¢â‚¬â€œ they serve as the back-end of a website and are heavily customised towards the purposes of the front-end website. The writer focuses too much on the types of services offered as opposed to what the assignment brief is actually asking for, i.e. the web architecture - the fundamental aspects and technical side. The use of diagrams and images would have been an excellent idea in demonstrating the client-server relationship in website communications.