Review of relevant bibliography

Sharing information online is quite delicate as all the information should be contrasted and referenced. That is why my team and I (#groupB10) have been working hard to do it in the proper way. Our main topic was food and we subdivided it into seven sections:

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As you can see, we recovered a lot of relevant references and classified it into sections. Our principal references resources were Océano and Google Scholar. Once choosing the most appropiated ones, we learnt to work with RefWorks and Flow Proquest in order to reference it properly and gather it by theme. After organizing our minds and Flow accounts, we had to transfer the most reliables to our Sandbox account both Spanish and English accounts.

All in all, we have learnt both last year and this year that the selection of important references are key to write about a topic because it gives you security and reliability.


Personal experience with IM tools

It all starts with the new subject of Information Management, where a new online world was waiting for us. I had never thought that twitter may become such an important information tool in my life not even to write an article on Wikipedia could be so complicate.

First, we began with the International Open Data Day, where our main objective was to tweet everything related to sharing information and knowledge giving it the importance it deserves. This activity leaded the way for what later would be our day to day.

Then came the first accounts in RefWorks and Flow Proquest, networks allowing referencing and organizing references respectively. After, the first account on Wikipedia, where knowledge is free, but until you do not get involved in, you do not realize how confusing it can become. Meanwhile, tweets were going through the network.

The first Mindmaps – kind of information organizers that facilitates information understanding and outlining – and Fact Sheets – images where information is organized schematically and has an easy visualization – soon appeared and with them the stress of not knowing whether they were right or wrong.

Finally, it was time to get fully on Wikipedia and express our knowledge. We had to divide our sandbox into three: templates, references, and infobox and filled them with the topic chosen above.

All these activities take a long time to be done and it is impressive how essential they are. We all use internet, social medias and information management in our daily life and we do not realize how much effort is behind every article.

Chinese New Year customs

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival is the main Chinese festival of the year. Reporters as Lauren Mack and Rose Mathews have written about Chinese traditional New Year celebration. In China it is customary to offer foods that symbolize prosperity, wealth, and good health. This goes in observing superstitious beliefs or traditions, since it is also their traditions for Chinese New Year to avoid things that could bring bad luck.

As the Chinese use the lunar calendar for their festivals, the date of Chinese New Year changes from year to year. The date corresponds to the new moon. This year, 2014, their New Year Eve falls on January 31 and they are entering the year of the Horse leaving behind the year of the Snake. Yin Hengmin, the ambassador of People’s Republic of China in Belgrade told that the horse is the symbol of speed and skill and that it is very friendly with humans and animals.

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Chinese peculiar traditions

Life in its purest form exists. Everybody knows that there are people in the most remote places on the edge of disappearance, but Jimmy Nelson has gone further, and decided to visit the last tribes around the world with one goal: make people do not forget how things were.

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Mid-Autumn Festival


Let’s start with China.

Mid-Autumn Festival is the festival more adapted to our period of the year. The day is also known as the Moon Festival, as at that time of the year the moon is at its roundest and brightest.mid_autumn_fest_02

131847007_11nOn the festival day, family members gather to offer sacrifice to the moon, appreciate the bright full moon, eat moon cakes, and express strong yearnings toward family members and friends who live afar. In addition, there are some other customs like playing lanterns, and dragon and lion dances in some regions.

These are the moon cakes: