BLOGEND- The web is what you make of it.

13 Jun

Thanks for reading. This was a great subject!

 

[MAIN BLOG POST- Week 9] Youtube Celebrities

13 Jun

A) Burgess and Green argue that: ordinary people who become celebrities through their own creative efforts “remain within the system of celebrity native to, and controlled by, the mass media” (Reader, page 269).

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What if Facebook was real?

13 Jun

This clip takes a literal look at what our activities on Facebook would like in real life. It’s a completely different angle on privacy, and it’s something we rarely think about. What would the things we do and the things we can see about others on Facebook look like if brought the online social networking site into everyday real life?

My digital life. It never ends!

13 Jun

To further my stance on week 5’s discussion of Facebook and it’s privacy settings, this video highlights the information all of us leave behind when we die. Or even more presently, digital natives born into the information age can join Facebook at age 13, have an account on Youtube, Twitter and any Blogging site. By the time they enter the workforce consider the enourmass trail of information they will have in the cyberworld.

My prediction: Regretting what you share will become a lesson everyone will be forced to learn. Not just celebrities.

[MAIN BLOG POST- Week 7] Blogs: A tool to self-manage? Or more?

13 Jun

Lovink (Reader, page 222) also argues that: “No matter how much talk there is of community and mobs, the fact remains that blogs are primarily used as a tool to manage the self”.

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Creative Commons License.

13 Jun
I just recently got a Creative Commons License after watching RIP: the Remix Manifesto.
The license I have placed on my page states that anyone is free to:
  • to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to Remix — to adapt the work
HOWEVER:
  • Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

 

I chose this option for quite basic reasons. After reading about the Chinese student that became a worldwide celebrity just because he had a cute chubby face I became a little weary of what people are allowed to actually do with the content I post online. Also after watching the documentary RIP: the Remix Manifesto I saw the real benefits of joining the Creative Commons network and contributing to the remix movement.

I highly doubt anyone will want to remix or use any of the material I have posted here, however if they did, I would like to know about it and I would also like my opinions and analysis to be credited to the many hours of work I have put in to this blog.

[MAIN BLOG POST 2- Week 4] Bloggers vs. Main Stream Media

13 Jun

Russell (et al.) compares elite media and institutions with bloggers and ponders the following question: “Do bloggers, with their editorial independence, collaborative structure and merit-based popularity more effectively inform the public?” (Reader, page 136). Do you agree? Use examples to illustrate your point of view.

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