Tagging can be used in many ways on a variety of different social and networking media. It can categorise, sort, and create a sense of organisation on sites that have a large amount of content. Tags can be used on blogs so users can search for blog posts about certain topics, or they can be used for users to sort their own blog posts into groups (more specific than categories).
The video above is a piece created by me posted on my high schools youtube page with my permission. To place this on my blog i copied the embedded link in the ‘share’ option underneath the video on youtube. I then posted this link the text option of the post creation page.
To find creative commons audio i used the soundcloud creative commons account to select a creative commons song. I then copied the embedded link through the ‘share’ option of the post. Finally, to post this on my blog post, i pasted it the text option of the create a post page.
RMIT’s “Copyright Quick Guide” provides information on what we can and cannot legalistically within our blogs.
It tells us that when writing blog posts its okay to use short quotes from other resources such as books, movies etc as long as the right referencing is used. Using a paragraph of another persons work requires permission.
If you want to use images throughout your blog posts, it is a good idea to refer to creative common sites (everystockphoto, compfight etc.) to outsource these. You must remember that just googling for images won’t alway bring you to creative common images.
The internet can be a place of freedom, yet wild controversy. When writing blogs, is there rules of where the line can be drawn between right and wrong? Although they may not always be things that genuinely mean you’re breaking the law, the unwritten rules of the ethics of blogging are good guidelines to go by.