Folklore.org vs. Reddit – an analysis by Ruudster Wynerink

For the course Special Topics, we had to compare and analyse two different digital projects. We looked into the subject of the websites, what audience was intended, how accessible the website is and the possibilities of contributing. We picked folklore.org, which contains anecdotes about the development of Apple’s original Macintosh, and reddit.com, where all the topics you […]

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Different public means different websites: an examination of Vele Handen and the Groninger Archives

According to the chapter of Cohen and Rosenzweig, you must ‘go beyond passive “texts” such as websites and web pages and also think about active processes such as communication and interaction.’ They point out a view criteria with which you should take account if you want to build a digital collecting site. Why collect history […]

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Wherewereyou.org and Groeistad.nl: Contributing in 2001 and 2018 a comparison

We looked at two different digital collecting sites, wherewereyou.org and groeistad.nl. These two websites are very different, both in their functionality as the time they were launched.   Wherewereyou.org The website wherewereyou.org was started by three undergraduate students without any specific funding. They wanted to collect personal narratives about September 11 from people all around […]

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What tools are used to motivate participation on historical websites?

In this blog, we analyse the website ‘The September 11 Digital Archive’, saving the histories of September 11, 2001, and ‘WieWasWie’, a website focussed on genealogy and archival material. We will do this using questions and analysing methods used by Cohen and Rosenzweig.   The September 11 Digital Archive In the ‘About’ section of this […]

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