What is the importance of being network literate?

Being someone who was born in the same year that the World Wide Web was released to the planet, I have grown up with technology and have always been an active participant of the online world. If you had asked people back in 1991 what they had imagined the internet to look like almost 30…

Analysis – Reflecting on the Reflection

Through tracking my social media, as well as through the readings and information I have learnt within this course there are a number of ideas that have stayed with me, or that I have figured out: Whether you are a viewer, author, publisher or distributor (or whatever combination of these you are), really will define…

Analysis – Evaluation

I have figured out that I have several reasons why I use the online world and social media, as most of my days looked quite similar in terms of the kinds of social media I was using. These are some of the reasons I gathered: Vanity – I want to be known, I want people…

Analysis – Evidence

The reality of my social media use. I have to say, 7 days of tracking my social media usage was actually exhausting. I knew that I was heavily involved in the social media and digital world. However, I’m not sure if I’m impressed or embarrassed about the  amount of time each day that I spend immersed…

Day 7 – Getting’ Down to Business

I once again looked through the Intimo Instagram account and saved/screenshot images that they allow us to use for our own business purposes on social media. I was saving these with the intent to potentially publish them at some point, but I was only consuming the content that was being presented to me at this…

Day 6 – Snap Queen

After being out on Saturday night, I always love to lay in my bed on a Sunday morning and watch the Snapchat stories that my friends have posted of their shenanigans of the night before. This content is distributed to me as a snapchat friend for 24hrs from their creation. My friends also get notified…

Day 5 – Support Self Love, Like Your Friend’s Selfies

I had the day off and also spent the evening being social with friends, so there was a whole range of social media interactions that occurred today. My obsession with the TV Show ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ that I’ve been watching on Stan (mentioned in previous posts) has become very apparent. But I do find the…

Day 4 – The most boring of days.

Today was a relatively low-use social media day as my main focus was on university work, while watching episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Stan (as discussed in earlier posts). I stream through Stan because I have a membership, it is easy to use and I watch the show for entertainment and inspiration purposes. For…

Day 3 – Beauty Queen

Today I participated in some social media activities that were geared towards artistic, as I had a huge focus on getting inspired and planning some photo shoots for university work. Creating a Pinterest Board on my already inspiration filled Pinterest account seemed like the most effective place to get all my visuals in one place….

Day 2 – Sashay Away

Wednesday 22nd March Today I had a day off at home, and I used the opportunity to ‘organise my life’ and be productive with university work. For the first part of my morning, I was cleaning and organising my room while watching episodes of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ on the online streaming service Stan. The show…

Day 1 – Social Media, Birthday Style

Tuesday 21st of March For the next 7 days, I will be documenting my online media usage to uncover some of my own behaviours, look at how I interact with the online space and use this material to write about further. Today was my birthday, so my social media and online use was a little different to…

Tagging & Categories

Tags are attached by the author of the site or blog to posts, which are keyword descriptions used to identify images, word, information, topics and categories within the post. When the same tag is used in multiple blog posts, it links them all together so that all you have to do use the tag to…