The Personal Web

Project Manager - Emily H, Hawkesdale, Australia
Title - The Personal Web
Video Number - D.PM.1
Author - Emily, Aus 2009
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Assistant Project Manager- Kathryn C., Georgia, USA
Title - Personal Web
Video Number - D.APM.1
Author - Kathryn, C USA 2009
Contributor(s) - Shealey R. , USA 2009 -outsourced

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The Personal Web

The definition of a Personal web is "a term coined to represent a collection of technologies that confer the ability to reorganize, configure and manage online content rather than just viewing it." [1]

Some examples of the personal web includes Twitter, Friendster, Blogger, Wikipedia, Myspace, Bebo, iGoogle, Facebook, Youtube, Hi5, and Flock. There are also many sites for collaborative creation of media such as Omeka, Open Sophie and College Writing.
Students have the freedom to tag , add RSS feeds , add widgets, categorize, and publish work online, making the web environment their own, and completely tailored to fit them. Personal web is not just text based, it also allows the user to make connections with its consumers by videos, pictures, web cam, and audio. Students are always expanding their horizons while utilizing their time on the personal web. For example, they discover, evaluate, organize, produce, remix, and re-purpose information on the web, in order to comprehend and determine more and more information. Students have the freedom to customize their personal web any way they want, and that intrigues students these days. Freedom is not the only thing that lures students into the personal web. The personal web also allows students to stay connected with not just the friend down the street but with people from all around the world, and students love to stay connected.

The personal web is very appealing to students and adolescents today because you can access the personal web from anywhere that contains an internet connection. This is a vital tool for the concept of Cloud Computing. The information is in the "clouds" which means we are able to access from anywhere at any time. In addition, personal web enables you to post, collaborate, access information that again, is in the "clouds." Say for example, the Facebook group “A Million Voices Against FARC”[2] project, which utilizes the ability of social networking. Facebook is one of the top social networking sites because it can be accessible from anywhere with an internet connection, and it is also easy to use. Also, people are now using websites such as Twitter and Blogger to communicate with others and collaborate their own pages. Mobiles, also ties into personal web simply because the handy devices known as iPod Touches, Blackberries, or other cell phones are able to connect to the web, from anywhere at any time. When students can connect to the web at anytime, they can also stay entertained at anytime. The personal web keeps students entertained by keeping them engaged with online games, new MySpace or Facebook layouts, and online quizzes. The Personal Web is going to be a huge part of the future in education and in the world.

Today, people of all ages are using the personal web. The personal web is a place where people can customize their own web pages to their liking. They can add videos, photos, blogs, their own creative content like short stories. It is a place for people to express their opinions on topics. To organize all the various personal web pages, sites like Delicious and Diigo use tagging which utilizes key words to find web sites that help people find what they’re looking for. The personal web is becoming more useful in work places, schools, and universities. People are using it more effectively to collaborate with others, keep in touch with friends, and share ideas. As the personal web becomes a bigger and bigger part of everyday life, it is becoming more important to abide by a code of ethics while online. The nine principles of digital citizenship will help people from all around the world cooperate in the digital world over the internet. In other words, there are nine major principles that people are expected to follow while using the personal web. As long as you respect the other net surfers, respect people’s creative rights, and know what is inappropriate and appropriate to post online, you’ll make a great digital citizen. Today, the personal web is becoming more and more popular among all age groups as people look for new and innovative ways to collaborate with one another. By practicing good digital citizenship, we are making the personal web a safe place for all.

The Personal Web for Learning and the NetGen Generation

Team D.1 Freedom (Choice) and The Personal Web

In the world we live in today, students actually do have the choice to learn when and where they want to. Even though they sometimes feel limited, with just their fingers they can learn anything. Computers have changed everything around us. Many people have IPhones and this is a perfect example of people having a choice. It can fit in your pocket so you can actually take the personal web with you wherever you go. This would be a great tools for schools to use. Then we wouldn't need computers, textbooks, or even paper and writing tools.

Team D.2 Customization and The Personal Web

Now a days, people are beginning to customize everything from their lockers at school, to the ring tone on their cell phones, to their personal computers at home. People want to make it not only easier to access things relating to their own interest, but also personalize it to make their every day life easier and more organized. One huge example would be iGoogle. When you have so many wiki's and websites that you use daily, like we are doing for this massive NetGen project, or if you even need a calendar to keep your school classes and assignments separated, iGoogle is a great Personal Website to consider.

Team D.3 Scrutiny (Transparency) and The Personal Web

Team D.4 Integrity (Digital Citizenship) and The Personal Web

Team D.5 Collaboration and The Personal Web

Team D.6 Entertainment and The Personal Web

This generation likes to play games and do a lot of hands on projects. So naturally we will learn better by using games and hands on projects. We will make better grades if we are wanting to be taught and if the stuff is not boring. If something is boring and not hands on this we likely to not pay attention and not care about what we are being taught. But if it involves games and is entertaining then we will be more likely to pay attention and make better grades. So the more educational games the better.

Team D.7 Speed and The Personal Web

Team D.8 Innovation and the Personal Web


List all members of your team and their title. Include a link to their Ning page.
Project Manager - Emily H, Hawkesdale, Australia
Assistant Project Manager- Kathryn C. WHS- USA

Team D.1

Kaycie E. WHS-USA
Nicole_CHS (CHS)- USA
Shealey R. (SHS)- Montana, USA
Rawan AZ QA
Hussein F, JCBTHS Sydney Aus
Milos Ivanovic (KS) Auckland, New Zealand

Team D.2

Kayla C. (:
Rachel NSHS Ashland, Pennsylvania
Nathan Allen (KS) Auckland, New Zealand
Abdulaziz AD, QA, Qatar

Team D.3

Timmy Van HPC - Hawkesdale, Australia
Mirali S. SPA- California USA
molly rsc australia
Amir, QA, Qatar

Team D.4

Brady P HPC - Hawkesdale, Australia
Erika B SWHS - Texas, USA
Abdulrahman Al Khalifa QA, Doha, Qatar
Marissa HHS- Hopkinton, MA, USA

Team D.5

Amy Mc HPC - Hawkesdale, Australia
Joe C SPA - California, USA
Nathan C RSC - Ringwood, Australia
Ammar Yasser- QA - Qatar,
Billy Elder- MA-USA

Team D.6

Jake K. WHS- USA
Brian L. (SHS) - Montana, USA
Joanna S. QA - Doha, Qatar
Brett E. Pennsylvania, USA
HaydenJCBTHS Sydney Aus

Team D.7

Tristan L SPA-USA
Jordan B RSC AUS

Team D.8

Chatty HPC - Hawkesdale, Australia
Craig_CHS - Cordova, AK USA
Kaila S - SHS- MT USA
Eric G - Ashland, Pennsylvania USA
Sidhanth Venkatasubramaniam, Stonehill International School (SAI), Bangalore, India

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  1. ^
    The New Media Consortium, "The Horizon Report." 2009 Edition (2009): 31.
  2. ^
    Neumayer, Christina. "Facebook for Protest? The Value of Social Software for Political Activism in the Anti-FARC Rallies." DigiActive Research Series 1December 2008 12. 11 Mar 2009 <