Notes for week 5 - The iSchool at Drexel University

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Notes on INFO 324 week 5

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Linkbacks

L
inkbacks

is the generalized term we use to reference three methods of communication between
Websites:



Trackbacks



Pingbacks



Refbacks




Linkbacks

have long been a major force in the development of the blogging network, by creating an
interconnected series of blogs and posts acknowledging one another. Not only does this improve the
general community ethos throughout the "blog
-
o
-
sphere", but it also
helps to make blogs into more
powerful link
-
building tools.

http://www.vbseo.com/linkbacks/



Type of Linkback

Both sites enabled?

Physical connection?

Pings?

Links?

Trackbacks

Yes

No

Yes

No

Pingbacks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Refbacks

No

No

No

Yes


Pingbacks
-

A pingback is a type of comment that’s created when you link to another blog post where
pingbacks are enabled.
http://en.support.wordpress.com/pingbacks/

To

create a pingback, just link to
another blog post.


RSS
,

RDF and Atom

RSS =
RDF Site Summary

=
Remote Site Syndication = Really Simple Syndication

RDF is
Resource Description Framework
, a W3C standard for data
interchange
.
http://www.w3.org/RDF/


RSS allows content producers to publish their news/content in an “RSS feed” (an XML
-
based document)
and content consumers to periodically check those feeds for updates.

http://fplanque.net/Blog/itTrends/2004/01/10/rss_rdf_and_atom_in_a_nutshell


Atom is a more advanced form of RSS. Readers tend to support RSS, RDF, and Atom, such as

RSSOwl
.


Blog planets

In online media, Planet is a feed aggregator application designed to collect posts from the
weblogs of members of an Internet community and display them on a single page. Planet runs on
a web server. It creates pages with entries from the original feeds in chronological order, most
recent entries first.

Planet was written in Python and maintained by Jeff Waugh and Scott James
Remnant. A successor, Venus, was started by Sam Ruby.

Websites

that aggregate posts from different blogs using Planet or similar software are known as
planets

themselves. Such sites are commonly associated with
free and open source software

projects, where they are used to collect posts from the various developers involved in projects.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_(software)



Wikis

and Name
spaces

MediaWiki is a free software open source wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on
Wikipedia.

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki


Namespaces

are a mechanism for grouping/separating wiki pages.
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Namespaces
. Namespaces are indicated in page titles by
prefixing the page name with "
namespace:
", so the prefix "
Hel
p:
" in this page's title
("Help:Namespaces") indicates that this page is in the Help namespace.
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Namespaces