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This started out as a comment on Juliann’s latest post about the amazing site she found. It got longer and longer, and I thought I could (and other people) could find this better if I made it a post of my own. Also, I wanted a little credit for my thoughts. So here it is:
I agree. That is a great site. I really really really like it. One of the things that makes me happiest is that it can handle a little bit of video. I imagine us having a short version of an interview (or a comment about a specific event on our timeline) as a video with a short description and then a link to to more information on that interview, with a link to the complete interview (with video). The simile (smile, austin?) and xtimeline that Dr. McClurken showed us are pretty good. But I really like the way circavie looks. Can we keep it quiet so nobody else uses it?? (if you noticed, I didn’t put a link on this page) I know, I know… that’s not what we’re supposed to be doing.
One of the questions I’ve had with circavie is how to put it in our website (whatever type of website we choose). I tried to get one to work on my blog in class, but it didn’t happen. Dr. McClurken, I think, is checking on that for us. I know it won’t work on Omeka either. One option I have thought of is that I have my own personal webspace- with the opportunity to (for free) create somewhere where we can make our website without a lot of restrictions that the blog or omeka would have. Something like ‘www.thecentennialproject.com’ maybe? We could embed that timeline on there, and use that as a starting point for our website. Maybe incorporating Omeka as a way to catalog our interviews? And obviously youtube would be a great way host our videos.
What do you guys think?
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