Briggs chapter 1: We are all web workers now

Mark Briggs, the author of the book “Journalism Next,” breaks down the most basic Web technologies in the first chapter.  The point he makes is that we must get the most out of our “online existence” and must grasp the most basic concepts.  Once we grasp those concepts, it makes it easy to send and receive digital information

Throughout the chapter, Briggs goes through the following building blocks that are needed for your knowledge of the Web:

  • How the Internet, Web servers and Web browsers work
  • How to set up an RSS reader and subscribe to feeds (ex. news alerts and searches)
  • The File Transfer Protocol
  • Web Design Basics
  • How Web pages work
  • Building an HTML page
  • Cascading Style Sheets (basically, making Web sites look awesome)

Briggs ends the chapter by stating that the more you know about digital content, the more prepared you will be when working for a digital-content operation.  When one knows a lot about this information and are able to go above and beyond on the Web, the easier it will be when getting a job, creating a Web page or just simply browsing the Internet.

There are no limits on the Web, so the more you know, the more you can do.  It’s that simple.


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