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Derrick Caldwell's List: 3.6 Digital Citizenship Assignment

      • I chose this webpage as a source because it is a news entry. I chose it because it has a current copyright and previous posts. This post has a very serious and informative tone as well.

    • Weather Channel YouTube Livestream
        As of yesterday, The Weather Channel has made its hurricane coverage available streaming live on YouTube. This could prove a useful resource as the storm continues on its track toward the Jersey Shore and New England. YouTube is promoting the feed at the top of its homepage—and it appears to be quite popular, with more than 55,000 people watching at almost noon.
        Google's Crisis Map
        Google's interactive map may be one of the best tools around for those in the direct path of this storm. Updated in real-time, this crisis map overlays evacuation routes with a weather radar, current and projected forecasts, emergency shelter locations, as well as information about flood surges. All the information is layered on the map so you can turn it on and off as you see fit.

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      • I chose this site as a resource because it is a credible news source with previous posts. The copyright is current and is a .com.

    • Many digital news organizations needed to find alternative ways to communicate after the storm. The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed and Gawker all went down after Internet service provider Datagram’s New York basement flooded. According to techcrunch360, The Huffington Post’s “writers and editors relied on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter to post stories and information during the storm.” BuzzFeed, too, used the same social platforms to relay news, and quickly switched to a cloud server in what Wired claimed “may be the quickest cloud conversion in history.” Through at least five days after the storm, Gawker redirected its site to its Tumblr feed, in what the site joked was a Halloween costume. All three sites showed dedication to getting news out by any means available, and were transparent about how they did so. BuzzFeed’s editor-in-chief candidly spoke to Wired about the tech issues the site faced, and what it did to get back online.

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      • I chose this webpage as a resource because the Huffington Post is a very credible new source. It has previous posts and a current copyright. It also features a members access are.

    • Members of IMSOCIO at Franklin High School gathered Wednesday night to launch a crowdsourced map that locates open gas stations in the New York-New Jersey area. Stations are identified by green, red or yellow pins -- each representing an open, sold out or charging station.


      The map has now identified nearly 100 stations in the area, and has garnered attention from local news stations -- so much so that the site crashed for a few hours Thursday afternoon due to high traffic. Dayana Bustamante graduated from Franklin High this May and now attends Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, N.J. She remains active in IMSOCIO -- short for Scholars Organizing Culturally Innovative Opportunities -- and has been the most vocal online advocate of the group's latest mapping initiative.

    • The "Need Gas" map was the brainchild of   members of IMSOCIO-—short for Scholars Organizing Culturally Innovative Opportunities—at Franklin High School in northwestern New Jersey. Started as a summer program for underprivileged students, particularly Latino/a, IMSOCIO has grown into a service learning project where students use technology to create a range of maps that serve the community, a practice called "community mapping."


      Within hours after their gas map debuted, the IMSOCIO team received an influx of emails and Tweets with updates from the public, using mobile devices. "If there's anything wrong, people can always update and say they only accept cash here or they ran out of gas here," Bustamante said. "You can't really fail."


      Halfway across the country, a class of engineering and technology students at Sheridan High School in Indiana were tacking on their own energy challenge. At their school's "The Zone" tailgate that Friday, it would be a familiar sight under the lights. But in future years, if these students have their way, the lights on the football field—and in the classrooms and hallways and everywhere else in the school—will draw power from alternative energy sources including solar and wind.

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