Syllabus


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September 11, 2007

This Week In Famo

Intro to the Art and Science of Internet Famo

Intro to internetfamo.us

HOMEWORK: sign-up for Digg, Google Analytics and internetfamo.us accounts.

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September 18, 2007

This Week In Famo

Profile In Famo

Tech Session: How-to pimp ur blog 4 famo: tracking web stats, techniques for connecting to blogs, social networks and improving your sites visibility on the web.

HOMEWORK: 1) Pimp ur ride on the web: implement a design, news letter, mailing list, rss feeds, tags, link farms, link humping robots, etc., whatever it takes to get ur site ready to accept the famo. 2) Dirtstyle ur MySpace, Youtube, Twitter, Flickr, etc. profile pages, add contacts, friends, groups, etc. The best sites will be posted on the internetfamo.us class blog.

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September 25, 2007

This Week In Famo

Profile In Famo

The History of Internet Memes

Writing for the Web: How to Make People Say “Oh Shit” Using Words

In class Digg Kabal

HOMEWORK: Find 1 internet Meme per day and post it on ur blog, del.icio.us. and digg.com. Use a different approach in terms of the language in each post in order to capitalize on the audience and propensity of the site and its network.

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October 2, 2007

This Week In Famo

Profile In Famo

Your the Linguist Now Dog: Creating Your Own Language on the Web.

YTMND.com in class workshop

HOMEWORK: Image Macro Bootcamp

Make 2 LOLcats per day for the next week, atleast 12 LOLcats in total.

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October 9, 2007

This Week In Famo

Profile In Famo

Web-Judo: taking it easy on the web

HOMEWORK: The Ze Frank Method —

Make 40 projects this week,

spend only 5-15 minutes on each

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October 23, 2007

This Week In Famo

Profile In Famo

Technical Session II: Hacking 4 fame: scripts, code and markup that can help improve your famo score + how to write modules for the Scrapeotron

HOMEWORK: write 3 Scrapeotron modules for sites you use but that aren’t currently being scraped for famo data.

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October 30, 2007

This Week In Famo

Profile In Famo

All Ur Bad Press Our Belong To U: How to Become Infamous on the Web.

HOMEWORK: get some bad press, create a scandal, a hoax, be real bad.

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November 6, 2007

This Week In Famo

Profile In Famo

Outsourcing to the Crowd

HOMEWORK: Make a project that takes advantage of the crowd to provide dynamic content.

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November 13, 2007

This Week In Famo

Profile In Famo

OPEN SOURCE

Web-Xploitation: Taking Advantage of Web-Based Communites to Spread ur Projects

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November 20, 2007

This Week In Famo

Profile In Famo

MARKETING 0110 01010

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December 4, 2007

This Week In Famo

Profile In Famo

MULTIPLEXITY: the Art of WTF?!

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TBA

This Week In Famo

Profile In Famo

Open Class

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December 11, 2007

Final Presentations of Famo

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December 18, 2007

Final Presentations of Famo

Special Events:

Dirt Party

Trapped in the Closet screening

Special’ Guest Speakers