1) Log in as a blog author, by clicking “WRITE a post” in the upper-right hand corner of this blog. Use the account information that was emailed to your Baruch email address at the end of last week. Email me at thomas.harbison at baruch.cuny.edu if you have trouble logging in.
2) If you haven’t already, update your profile and your avatar (picture). After logging in, you should see a gray bar at the top containing a new menu particular to users of the Blogs@Baruch system. Update your profile by choosing “My Account” / “Profile” / “Edit Profile” from the top menu (gray bar) and follow the instructions. Update your avatar by choosing from the same menu, “My Account” / “Profile” / “Change Avatar” and follow the instructions.
3a) Read this blog post on the topic of Twitter and history, http://cac.ophony.org/2010/04/16/archiving-tweets/, as well as the comments that follow it. Feel free to add a comment.
3b) Read this post at History News Network: http://hnn.us/articles/134077.html
4) Write a post on our blog explaining how historical evidence is changing in our own time because of new technlogy. To do so, click “WRITE a post” in the upper-right hand corner of the blog (as described above). Give your post an exciting title. In the body of your post, write 1-2 paragraphs speculating how historians of the future will use evidence from our own time. Make reference to the posts on Twitter and WikiLeaks linked above. Add at least three tags to your post in the “Post Tags” area on the right.