If you are planning to come to Rome with us in the summer of 2008, you’ll want to be able to publish web sites and a blog at the Penn State server. This is easy to set up and practice, and it will allow students to develop their observational, writing, and communication skills as part of a special course on The Rhetoric of Rome: Street and Studio.
To start your own blog, visit the Penn State blog site. Once you are accepted for the Rome program, you can practice your own Rome 2008 blog, and send me a link that I can post on this site. Eventually, we will have a web of links that includes all the students and professors in our program — both blogs and web pages.
An easy way to upload photographs to your blog and web page, which you will be doing in Rome, is to set up an account on Flickr, an application where you can set up photograph albums that are public, private, or viewable only by people you designate. Once you have uploaded photographs to Flickr, you can easily link to them as you are writing a blog entry. If you don’t have a Flickr account, I suggest that you set one up soon and get a little practice before you get to Rome.
If you do not yet have a Penn State web page, you can get started by visiting the setup site.
We will also have an ANGEL site for the program, on which we can post confidential information that only program members will be able to see.