Here‘s the final version of the essay!
In order to make my essay stronger I’m going to draw on some readings.
As I said in the previous blog post it has been hard for me to find an angle for this essay. However, after some brainstorming I found an angle that could work. One thing I must be wary of is not turning this essay about online media into a sociology paper. My essay will explore why people share content and why people consume it. I will relate it back to my experience on online media and use references to explore the history of the web, which will give backstory to my arguments.
We don’t often think about what we’re doing on the internet but this task asked us to become aware of our online usage. It was interesting to think more deeply about my online media usage and analyse it critically. In a world that is so faced paced, taking a moment to reflect on something that comes so naturally to us has been eye opening.
Our current task is to look at everything we did over the past week and gather any information that might be useful when it’s time to start writing the essay. The essay will refer back to the topic of authoring, publishing and distributing online media.
This is the final blog post in this series and I’m glad. I must say that recording everything I do on the internet on a day to day basis is not the most riveting task. I realise now that I tend to do the same things on the internet over and over again. This task has also confirmed that I’m not a ‘content creator’. I don’t contribute much to the online space but rather use it to benefit my life.
More of the same. I really have a routine when it comes to using the internet in the morning.
Again I was studying for most of the morning. I went early to university today for a group meeting. We have a group assignments which requires us to write up a report. We each have our part which we publish on a google doc so that we can see what other group members are doing.
Listening to Soundcloud, streaming TV shows — just a regular day in my life.
I was studying for a good part of the day today. I worked on WordPress this morning, writing blogposts and updating my site.
I also spent some time on Blackboard trying to organise myself for the week. I checked the blog for this subject and looked at the Google Doc brief for week five and six.