MOOCs

  When first hearing about a MOOC, or seeing an image like the one above, it would seem that they are a pretty good alternative. Being able to complete a course, online, for free, at the same time as thousands of other students around the world, and possibly having that course associated with a well […]

The Google Generation

Born in 1993 and have been using computers and technology since Kindergarten. Yes, I am definitely apart of this so called Google Generation. I like the fact that the CIBER paper debunks myths about the google generation, that are spread through society by the media… and many parents. Parents who ask their teenage children to […]

Week 12: Picking from Apple’s tree

I must admit that I am a fan of Apple and everything they do. For me, their walled garden is perfect. I can do everything that I want to do on my iPhone: use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, check my email, check the weather, play stupid games and use safari. And it all looks so neat […]

Week 8: Industrial media vs Crowdsourced news

  This week really presented the question on whether there is a role for industrial media anymore. I think there is no right or wrong answer, because there will be different opinions by everyone, and how do we really know who is right? But as Bruns said, the field of journalism has entered a crisis […]

Did you know I was Time’s person of the year once…

…so were you, kind of. In 2006, Time Magazine ‘You’ (us, we, the users of the world wide web) the people of the year. I know I am six years late in discovering this, but it reminded me of the content of DIGC202- growth of internet technologies, user created content, social networks, citizen journalism, creation, remixing, […]

Week Six Summary- Media Convergence

Right now as I am writing this blog post, it has been the second day that the internet has been down in my house because of a problem with the modem router. Thank god (or Jobs?) for 3G on my iPhone and iPad. But as much as I love Jenkins’ idea of convergence, and how […]

Following the trend of fashion’s copyright laws?

So, there are no copyright laws in the fashion industry (only on trademarks and logos). Blakley says that other creative industries can follows fashion’s trend. This copying culture has forced designers to “up their game” and be more innovative, which has led to designs being too hard to copy. She says that there creative industries […]