The Orang Ulu of Sarawak is created to spread and give more information particularly to the younger generations of Sarawak to understand more on the cultures and ways of the Orang Ulu. The phrase Orang Ulu means upriver people and is a term used to collectively describe the numerous tribes that live upriver in Sarawak’s vast interior (discoverborneo, 2013).
The central node for the web presence is this site via WordPress. WordPress was chosen as the interface is user-friendly, particularly to the beginners. The theme I’ve chosen is Adelle by BluChic mainly because of the sophisticated and chic looking of the black ribbon design as the tab of the site. Also, it enables me to customise the background for the blog hence I’ve used an Orang Ulu traditional motive as the wallpaper to show emphasis on the topic to the readers.
The blog has a clear header which is the topic of the web presence as well as a sub-header which gives the overview of the blog, particularly to the first-time visitors. Three very distinct tabs come after the sub-header which is HOME, ABOUT THE BLOGGER and EXEGESIS. The layout of the blog is two columns, the main post and one primary sidebar. These does not confuse the readers as it is very straightforward in conveying information regarding the topic as well as the additional information on related social media sites.
The contributing nodes for this central node are of 3 Web 2.0 tools which are Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Web 2.0 is the popular term for advanced Internet technology and applications including blogs, wikis, RSS and social bookmarking (Rouse, 2011). I select these three Web 2.0 tools are the interaction with other users varies and more convenient compared to other Web 2.0 tools. For example, Facebook provides interactions by getting other users to like the page created as well as commenting and liking the posts that were uploaded unto the page. It creates a sense of immediate interaction be it through YouTube video file or photos with the users alongside providing information unto the page. As for Pinterest, it creates a sense of convenience to its users as they can only ‘Repin’ any pictures or URL links onto their boards without having to view on the original website. They can also repin it and view it at a later time or whenever they want to. Twitter on the other hand creates a more widespread interaction with users around the world via hashtag. By creating a common hashtag topic, other users can view and retweet the information of the same categories. All three Web 2.0 tools that I’d chosen have a similar qualities in interacting with other users despite difference of location around the world.
Discoverborneo. (2013). Sarawak’s Culture. Retrieved from http://www.discoverborneo.com/destination/sarawak_culture.php
Rouse, M. (2011). Web 2.9 (or Web 2). Retrieved from http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/Web-20-or-Web-2