Tools & Project

Utilizing tools like Google ngrams has really broadened my ideas by looking at the rise of certain words and trends. Looking through various articles on the digital age, I’ve found that my interest has increasingly turned to social media and social media’s influence on both the younger and older generation. I don’t know what kind […]

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Free Culture in the Digital Age

There’s an idea that everything that’s put on the internet, should be free and accessible for the public’s general usage. In today’s world where we can easily find entire copies of books online for free, it seems as though “free culture” is already starting to take root. Lawrence Lessig, one of the pioneers of this […]

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The Circle- Review

The Circle by Dave Eggers is a metaphor for the increasing role of technology and social media in today’s society. Readers are encouraged to view the effects of technology through the eyes of Mae Holland, a young woman who has just managed to get a job at The Circle. Initially, The Circle is a utopia of young […]

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The Agony of Instagram- Post

The Agony of Instagram- Post I found this article about a week ago and posted it onto my own Facebook page. I figured that it accurately captures the great problems with Instagram and how we live in such an image-based society that entirely depends on how others perceive us. The post talks about Instagram-envy and […]

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Digital Storytelling

Last week I had no idea where to start with my digital storytelling. After class discussion last week, I decided to do my digital story on the people who inspire me the most- my parents. The thing I find most interesting about my parents is the difference between their upbringings, and how they met. My […]

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Mind Map

The challenge I chose to complete was the mind map. The images are tacked to a board I have in my room, and they represent my different thoughts. The watch shows my constant worrying over time. The women represent my friends. The tiny images of the Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa and Big Ben […]

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Dawn Maestas’ Digital Story

Dawn Maestas’ Digital Story The interviews on StoryCorps really caught my attention. The layout of the site and the striking portraits are just a couple of reasons I ended up clicking through over 40 interviews, and wondering where the time went. Of all the stories I heard, Dawn Maestas’ was one that I remembered so […]

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My Internet Routine

8 a.m.- Wake up and alternate between Twitter, Facebook and Instagram 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.- Decide between whether to tweet or not, ultimately end up tweeting. 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.- Vow to do homework, instead distract yourself with Buzzfeed articles. 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.- Work on homework, end up on a Wikipedia article […]

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