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A blog category is a topic you address on your blog. … A tag is more specific and addresses items you discuss in a particular blog post. A tag is usually only a word or two and reflects the keywords or points of your article
As part of the elective, Networked Media, we were required to make a tag that curated our checklist of things we had to do in order to pass the assessment. below is my link to the information required that has been tagged under – Blog-checklist
My professional practice is Communication design, a lot of my focus is on relativity of information people post, create and share on social media and that then transpires into my concepts and inevitably dictates my designs to an extent. I feed of what people say and think and their current statuses, including my own. When publishing, authoring and distributing I was able to see that the more I engaged in social media the more it helped with maintaining creativity. comparatively I would say the engagement in media in modern society is like reading a book, although not as concise as a book but it broadened my mind to things I may not have been predisposed to if I wasn’t so connected. The downside to networked media is the idea of people not knowing how to filter, I myself found it hard to finish a blog post, or decide on the photo that I liked the editing the most of, I found it hard to stay overly attentive to one present thing at a time because there is a constant wave of information being put forward. The implications for my own practice would be the inconsistency of information I receive, on a daily basis that could hinder my designs, distract me or lose the value of my ideas.
Analysis blog entry 2 – Evaluation
I want to look at the positives and negatives of the open social platform that I engaged in and how my 7 days documenting myself through a blog showed that the more I liked things and posted things and created things the I more engaged I felt on a technological level.
I learnt, I myself was trying to stay relative by using the persona created by me and stylised by social media in the sense that everything I published, authored and distributed represented a huge part of that online identity, Looking over the readings, I connected and was most engaged with the concept of ‘mindfulness’ within media, I’ve learnt how easy it is to write and post anything I want because I can hide behind a keyboard but challenges arose within myself to conduct myself exactly how I would in person. Using my own personal filtering and decluttering of useless information I saw how groomed I could be, how dignified and informed about life and how it could transpire into a new way of expressing myself towards a future career aspect, potentially it;s the new age of resume writing, how social and prevalent we are within media.
The elective – Networked Media required me to____________________ document my activities and interactions with multiple media outlets over a 7-day period, I explored on different days, dissecting and categorising some of the applications I use. For example I grouped together Face-time on messenger and Skype as they use a face-to-face basis of communication that’s instantaneous to reaction whereas YouTube, live feeds, TedTalks are things I listen to but don’t verbally engage with.
For larger, more used applications, they required their own day of research and documenting, in my case, Facebook, Instagram and snapchat are a huge part of my daily routine and required a more in-depth discussion. The basis of what I explored and understood about my daily routine and just how monotonous the new age of media can be I tried to find out why exactly I like to post things and be connected on that level.
I looked at how a persona was created by me and how so many of the applications I used distinguished my interests and categorised them for me, it should how prevalent control is and dictation of information. I was more engaged and more conscious with social media in the 7-days, perhaps because I knew I had to document it and therefore needed to have a constant flow of information to gather. I saw how liking more gave me a better opportunity to see more and know more and stay connecting which I found to be a positive, however it was hard to filter other things that I saw on a constant reel on social media.
On my final day of documenting, I decided to look at how all the facets of media content come together for me, how I connect them all.
I posted on Facebook an article about animal cruelty to sharks that were caged and then used for tourists to hold and get photographs with, I like to post things that are thought provoking but wont rile up aggression or over opinionated people, more just educating people about what’s going in the world. I’ve always had a strong connection to the ocean and lately due to what I have been watching I have felt more compelled to post things about the ocean and how we are impacting it. On Instagram it’s as simple as liking one photo of a shark in the ocean and I connected on my “thing’s I might like” page to hundreds of photos and similar photos of sharks and sea-life, it’s a simple as that.
I copied one link from Instagram and shared it on Facebook, mainly because my closer friends are on Facebook and I feel more compelled to share on Facebook because my audience is more personal and understanding of my personality. From morning to night my playlist on Spotify was on “chillz and Thuggin” mainly because I had assessments due and needed to relax and funnily enough handed them in and wanted to listen to some rap, inspirational beats that pepped me up for the tram ride home, I really enjoy watching film clips to videos so usually when I go on to Spotify I trail off on to Youtube to then watch the film clip. I didn’t engage too much in emails because I find them overwhelming sometimes, I have 8,392 unread emails that are there purely because I am too lazy to delete them but ironically enough can spend 45 minutes on YouTube today watching comedians tell mediocre jokes.
The movies I stream and download to watch/videos I watch on YouTube, Ted talks & live feeds. Today it’s easy to be connected to Youtube, it flows through Facebook on a constant. Once I find myself on Youtube it’s hard not to follow the story that’s being fed to you. Once you watch a video, it will then load another video similar and on the side bar it will give you similar videos. Today I watched a video about Jimmy Fallon and obviously something that makes me laugh is hard not to keep on watching. Eventually I ended up watching movie stars talk about their personal lives in their own homes.
When I watch a Youtube video it usually has to be funny or smart or slightly educational. I would say I watch fairly interesting and educational things on Youtube and this is one area of social media I think is a little more private for your own ventures. I can watch a video and no one will really know unless I connect it to Facebook, or Vimeo, or upload my own Youtube video which in the near future I will have to do for an assessment on Vlogging.