Short Video Post: “On the internet…”

... ........... ....................... ......................................... ............................................................. .................................................................................. ........................................................................................................ "...nobody knows you're a dog!" I brought up this quote in my introduction post. Originally published by Peter Steiner in 1993 in The New Yorker, "On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog" has become a symbol of anonymity online. I like this meme a lot because I love… Continue reading Short Video Post: “On the internet…”

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Media Use Log

"Some worry that people who live tech-saturated lives (especially the young) have come to expect and even to require instant stimulation, fun, entertainment, and/or digital connection at all times—that they expect never to be bored." (Chayko, Mary; Superconnected, 2017) The chapter in which this quote is grabbed from immediately reminded me of a mini project I had… Continue reading Media Use Log

Keeping Up With Technology

"Net smarts are not just vital to getting ahead; you need this knowledge to keep from falling behind." (Rheingold, Howard; Net Smart: How to Thrive Online, 2012) Technology is ever-changing. Reading the Rheingold quote above, I thought about all the people in my life who have no idea how to use a computer and call me… Continue reading Keeping Up With Technology

Search Influence and Racial Bias

As we all know, the media dominates what whirls around in our brains. We consume so much information that we are ultimately subconsciously thinking thoughts that we may not have had unless the idea was subtly shoved into our heads. Sometimes, those ideas that were snuck into our minds can have a negative affect in… Continue reading Search Influence and Racial Bias

GIF Post: That’s us. That’s our data.

Last week in my digital literacy class, we spoke about our data being the price we pay for "free" use of the internet. I thought this gif (created via imgflip) from Adam Ruins Everything was extremely appropriate. Notice the Facebook and Google logos on the two men in glasses. Like the guy on the table, we… Continue reading GIF Post: That’s us. That’s our data.

Learning From Role-Play

"Role play, in particular, should be seen as a fundamental skill used across multiple academic domains. So far, we have suggested its relevance to history, language arts, and cultural geography. Yet, this only scratches the surface." (Jenkins, H. 2006. Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century. The MacArthur Foundation.) Photo featuring cosplayers… Continue reading Learning From Role-Play

Meme Post: Future (and Current) Devs Take Note!

Recently I was linked a post by a concerned programming and UI design blogger about the current state of software and how bloated and slow they've become. So I figured, "Let's make a meme about it!" It's scary to think that everything being coded nowadays is just being built on top of old code without… Continue reading Meme Post: Future (and Current) Devs Take Note!