1.) A WEBSITE EVALUATOR
-Enter a news information based website and see the how trustworthy it is. Test the “Truthiness” of it. This site would verify how legitimate the website is. Meaning if it claims to be reporting information, but that information is President Obama “is going to kill Grandma,” then this site will inform you that it is not a real news based website, but in-fact is simply a site for entertainment.
2.) A CONSUMER MEDIA WEBSITE – “NEWSLIST”
-Think of it as Craigslist but for local news. This is a consumer based website that is generated by user content. At the core of this website is only facts, no opinions. People can report about what is happening in their area, they must state their sources and attach their name to the story. Basically what the paparazzi does for TMZ the “average Joe” can do for this site. Moderators of the site must check out the information to verify its authenticity. Local police and town officials could also use the site to post information about what is happening in their town. You can tag your town or tag your story.
3.) NEXT LEVEL PHOTOSYNTH
-Take what we use for Photosynth and apply it to people or tagging. As a source for gathering information, and connecting people to people. Think of it as the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game, but with tagging, and people all over the world. How would you connect me to you? Do we have any connections between us? Plug our names into “Next Level Photosynth” and find out.