Small Pieces, Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web Exploration
Based on the online book and website by David Weinberger

Directions: Read the questions for the chapter. Read the chapter. Answer the questions.

1. Write three ways you use the web.


2. What connects the web?



What is one challenge about these connections?


How do you create a neighborhood on the web?


Which difference between the Web and the real world was a new idea to you?


Do you agree with the author? Explain.






3. The Web allows people to connect in new ways. Name them.



Do you use the old ways of communicating?



"It's much easier to let yourself sound one way instead of another on the Web than in the real world
because no one knows who you are on the Web." Do you agree with this statement?


4. When are we humans at our best? READ his thoughts. WRITE your own opinion.



Give an example of someone you have met on the web that you would probably not know otherwise.



Learn more:

green bullet About the Internet Hunt | green bullet Check out the Living Internet site | green bullet Pew Internet & American Life Project | green bullet Email Internet Hunt

green bullet Food for thought - Did You Know 2.0? - Are you 21st Century Literate?

green bullet Information Literacy Activities - Types of info sources | green bullet Keyword searches | green bullet Boolean Searching green bullet TILT site map

green bullet Exploring Google Search Engine Activity | bullet PBS 39 - Career Gates - Technology online video

green bullet The Revolutionaries | green bullet Online Collaborations & Social Networking | green bullet Using Online Collaboration and Social Networking to do work

green bullet How Much Juice Is Your Computer Using at Night? - “PCs are not hurt by turning them on and off a few times a day,” said Jonathan Koomey, a project scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. “Economic obsolescence is much more dangerous to PCs than turning them on and off.”

What do you conclude should be done? Leave it on / Turn it off


Name some organizations who could save electricity by turning off computers at night.


green bullet Lunar Society and the Homebrew Club - Hmmmm.... | green bullet Watch What is Digital? at Future Channels

green bullet Cyberinfrastructure - examines the convergence of three realities -- the spread of the Internet, the shrinkage of computers, and the accumulation of databases

Digital - Discerning Fake and Real Photos - Why does it matter to you?


"The self we sometimes feel stuck with in the real world gets unstuck on the Web." David Weinberger

Internet Hunts / Nature / Pennsylvania Projects / / Computers / Puzzles & Projects / Site map / Home

1/2007 Cynthia J. O'Hora this worksheet is released to public domain. The book and the web site for the book belong to the author.

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Make your own printer paper answer sheet

Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? You do not have to be physically together to work together. You do not have to take paper based notes at the library and digitalize them at home. Perhaps you have the resources to record verbal answers. If you do, be sure to first read / record the question. Then record the answer immediately after it.

Aligned to the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Reading Writing Listening, Science and Technology