I sometimes think we forget how fortunate we are that we can further our education with so many people from different backgrounds. Taking these pictures reminded me that I’m taking steps to better my future. Going to SLCC definitely is a community of so many likeminded individuals and it’s really awesome that we can learn and grow with each other.
Emily and Zach helping a student in the Student Writing Center at the Taylorsville Redwood campus.
The Web is something we all use, to get information or to give information. While there are many ways to use it, the important thing is that we use it. Before Web 2.0 we had the internet experience without interaction. Once Web 2.0 came, we had the internet experience with more interaction. It became a community. It is argued that we are now in Web 3.0 era, where the internet experience is still a community, but it is more personal, more catered toward the user and its wants and preferences.
Whether we live in the era of Web 2.0 or 3.0 is not relevant. What is relevant is the fact that we are either staying behind or moving forward with the internet’s advancements.
How do you feel when your little brother or sister, son or daughter, can use a phone better than you can? How do you feel when someone gives you a relevant news and you had no idea that had happened?
If you are similar to how I am, you’d feel behind, like the train left you and not sure if another one will pass.
This is why it is important to do our best to stay ahead of the internet game, or at least stay with it. We might miss out on crucial information, crucial opportunities, if we do not pay attention to the internet’s growth.
Snapchat was named “the hottest social network of 2015.” Why? Because they were the first ones to make it so your day to day life was accessible. But not too accessible because your photo was gone within ten seconds. Then they just kept growing from there, you could add to a story for 24 hours. You could replay a snap, or just start a chat with no photo needed. Which then grew to companies being able to put up daily articles for everyone to read. Then filters, my personal favorite.
Snapchat was a huge breakthrough for Web 2.0. It completely changed what social networks have ever been before and added fresh new ideas. Before with Facebook you would post to update friends daily and then pictures were posted occasionally but it stayed on your page forever or until you delete it.
Snapchat is valued at $19 billion. An insane amount considering Facebook once offered to pay $3 billion for it. I guess no matter what that is an insane amount for anything! I would gladly take $19 billion dollars.. But sadly Snapchat is now becoming a thing of the past ever so quickly. They had such breakthrough ideas that other social networks had to develop some too. Instagram now as stories so you are able to share more day to day photos. Facebook now has a live option so you can go live on what you are doing in that moment. Many people have said once Instagram or Facebook get more features on their Snapchat copycat ideas then they will probably get rid of their Snapchats. I am personally a huge fan of Snapchat because you can send personal snaps as well. Whereas with Instagram if you post a story everyone sees it, you don’t have the option to send it to one person.
It’s not like Snapchat will be gone tomorrow but everyone is definitely trying to catch up to their ideas.
For more on Snapchats biggest year here’s an article from Innovation Enterprise. https://channels.theinnovationenterprise.com/articles/is-snapchat-the-hottest-social-network-of-2015