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The Summary of Week One

Week one is a few hours from the end and with the help of many cookies and large cups of coffee, I have made it in one piece and have “successfully” (to be determined by the grade I receive) completed the assignments.

Happiness looks like this:

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Now, let’s discuss this week, and by that I mean this whole day.

  1. How well do you feel you completed the requirements of the week’s assignments?
    What gave you trouble? What did you enjoy most? What did you learn?
    What would you do differently? What questions to you have?
    What are some of the larger issues surrounding your work? Cultural/Societal implications?
    I feel that I have completed the requirements very well. I made all of the necessary accounts and read the syllabus approximately 8.5 times. I explored around the DS106 website and commented on other people’s blogs. I also genuinely tried to create a fun video for everybody. Considering I have never made a movie in iMovie, I will give myself a pat on the back. I had the most trouble with trying to understand what exactly was required of me for the first week and also setting everything up at once. At first, I thought my blog registration with the DS106 website was unsuccesfull and WordPress was giving me a hard time about posting URLs into the text body. Nothing would show up, or it would get deleted. That being said, I don’t really have any specific question as of this point. I feel that most of these things are easy to figure out once you play around with them. For next time, I should definitely start working earlier in the week. I got everything done, but I can see my procrastination being an issue in the future. As for larger societal and cultural implications: They may be a little negative. A while ago, I tried to deactivate many of my social media accounts because I see people focusing way too much on taking a picture rather than enjoying the moment. I think twitter and blogging and Instagram and Facebook are fun, but I am also uncomfortable with how far it can go and how consuming it can become. I get irritated when people I am having a conversation pretend to listen while they are checking who re-tweeted them. p.s. Once I start producing work that has more of a theme to it, I will have more specific cultural and societal implications to discuss.
  2. Commentary on Setting Up your Domain and Social media
    The domain was amazing. I am so excited to have an actual “.net” site. I think I will take over hosting it when I am no longer a UMW student. I hope it’s not too expensive! Social media set up was a breeze, just a bunch of passwords and confirmation emails.
  3. A link to a mutlimodel introduction blog post: SUPREME INTRODUCTION

 

 

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