This class has been a true journey for me just like I named my blog a travelers journey. I felt like I traveled through so many different parts of the world with this class and it was nothing like I expected. I mean I knew I would be confused on many different levels because things like this has never seemed to peak my interest ever. I did enjoy doing the DDA’S and making Memes and Gifs. If I had to do those three things all semester with a paper attached I wouldn’t have any complaints. I can honestly say it’s a breathe of fresh air not only that this class has ended but the semester as a whole for me. With this being my last semester I thought it would be one of my easiest but turned out to be one of the hardest. Now I can finally breathe and know that I did my best no matter how confused I was I managed to get all my work done. As far as the grading contract I don’t honestly know what to expect because I never knew if my assignments were done correctly. I just pray I did enough to remain on the Dean’s List and not ruin my gpa. I tried doing hypothesi.s but I honestly forgot many times unless it was assigned for an assignment. Besides that I did my best and that is all I can do. The professors were helpful especially with the fieldguide they gave me many ideas that I hadn’t even thought about and I appreciate that. The class seems to be a great class for those who are into this stuff but it just wasn’t for me. I was told by Dr. Nelson it was a rhetoric class and I was just completely blindsided but made the best out of it. I will continue to make gifs and meme’s so that I can share them with my friends because I love making them. Thank you for helping me through the semester. #netnarr Signing out 2019.
I’m still a work in progress because I’m still not exactly sure how to put all my work together. I have no issues with my research but to make it all come together as a complete assignment is where my struggle comes in. I’m trying my best and hoping that I am doing this correctly. I feel I am struggling with my bot but I followed all the steps. Now I can’t get my hypothes.is to connect to the article that I am trying to write on so I just copied them all into my last blog. One day at a time and breathing is how I am surviving at this point. #netnarr
After meeting with the professors I didn’t know what topic to choose because my first topic on viral videos was simply too broad. So then I decided that I would gear towards scamming and chose to focus on job scams. I have been a victim of going on job interviews which were complete scams. Why do people advertise jobs which are scams and how exactly can you decipher which job is real and which is a complete scam. There are many signs and a job asking for money before you begin working is the number one red flag. For the next few weeks my alchemist and I will look deeper into this issue. #fieldguide #netnarr
This week focusing on viral videos was very interesting because there were many times when I seen a video circulate and within minutes I seen that same video and there were some changes made. This had me confused because now I no longer knew which video held the truth. Technology have taken over in the worst way and it sometimes become sickening because people really lose their lives behind things like this. Some may find messing with with viral videos funny but I’m just not one of those people. In other news my digital alchemist is a bit annoying prying into my business about looking into viral videos but I got something for her she needs to get on board with the movement. The well being articles shines so much light on so many issue today in the world when it comes to technology its pretty scary. #netnarr
I decided to focus on why do some videos go viral? That’s a question that I always wondered what makes this content so special that it reaches so many people across the world? Scrolling through social media makes me ask myself that question almost everyday because many times it’s the simpliest video that becomes viral. I sit back and think hey I could have did that even better but what made it viral. My digital alchemist is so chill and laid back so she doesn’t even understand why I care so much about videos going viral. #fieldguide #netnarr
This weeks class was fun because I love making Gif’s they are so cool and very self expressive. Although, there are gifs out there being able to make your own is so cool. Learning how to add a video to make my gif was very exciting because I never knew how to do that so learning how to implement that skill was very fun. Being able to create them allows me to send them out to my friends in our texts to spice up our conversation without using words. I know I can be annoying so making these new gifs will annoy my friends even more. Having my own digital alchemist mentor is interesting because I don’t know anyone that has one. Learning something that I have never knew before and probably never would have focused on is very interesting. #netnarr
Gif’s have been around for sometime now but recently there seems to be a blow up on Gif’s. This isn’t only used in social media or as a clipart it can be found on tv as advertisement at times. This article How Animated GIFs are Taking Over zooms in on how Gif’s are taking over and what made it blow up. Something interesting that was said was how gifs have a silent message no words are needed and the gif can have so many different meanings. It captures our attention with no sound or words but the image or video is what does the job. As the article states “Gifs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.” I couldn’t agree with that statement anymore, with the way technology is taking over the words GIFs are only going to get better with time. #fieldguide