As a graphic designer and student, one of my favorite places to dig through for tutorials and new techniques is Skillshare. Skillshare is a website that hosts several teachers who are usually professionals in their fields of design, photography, marketing, etc. and helps them create classes through series of videos about topics related to their trade. There are courses on calligraphy, photoshop, illustrator, diy crafts, personal branding, and many more that any creative would find beneficial. There is a membership fee for the website and in my opinion, it has been worth every penny. I consistently get new tips and tricks as well as inspiration from the content creators there. Skillshare also hosts a community for people taking a particular course where they are able to post their own projects and get the instructors input as well as comments from other students. I love this site and I think it is something I will be active on for a long time. Check it out here.
The tools we have to on web 2.0 has help with an overwhelming amount of data that is on the web. With web 2.0 we have ways of connecting various data to other social media, or a blog. We can make the visibility of our content more prevalent in sharing and tagging. The tools have benefited us if we use them correctly to promote, or to make data viral.
The Fear of Missing Out, also known as FOMO, may sound like a millennial first-world problem, but it can have very real effects on people who actively use social media. Children and young adults are the most susceptible to developing this anxiety which is rooted in feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem due to the hundreds of comparisons we make between ourselves and others each day. Every time we compare our lives to the edited highlights of celebrities or even our peers, we can experience immediate signs of anxiety and depression which can have lasting effects on our mental health. This article explores the phenomenon of FOMO and discusses how certain schools are taking steps to help students become more resilient to the effects of social media.
Read the article here.
My favorite app still hasn’t changed sense last week, it still Instagram. But i like Instagram for more then just the memes. My other reason i like Instagram is because of all the cool art. Some of my favorite accounts i have stumbled across are https://www.instagram.com/bobrooksphoto/?hl=en , https://www.instagram.com/sgbiker464/?hl=en , https://www.instagram.com/bobplumbphoto/?hl=en and my most favorite https://www.instagram.com/jerometanon/?hl=en. Most of them are photography accounts but there are 1,000s of other none photography art accounts on Instagram to. It is a great place to show case your work and get your name out there.
I personally have a little photo account that i post all my favorite landscape and action photos i have taken. My Account has even gotten me photography jobs, so in a way you can use Instagram as your portfolio. I think Instagram is a great app that can be used for many different things and many different ways.
Personal account https://www.instagram.com/jayde_adam_photo/?hl=en
Twitter has changed the way government officials take care of business. Just as Twitter has helped others expand their social networks and reach new people, those who work in government have also been able to connect to more people who share their professional interests. Twitter also allows them to filter information by letting us choose who they follow. Twitter has helped build new bridges between government branches and the public.
Posting on twitter is more effective than traditional means of communication like emails and websites. a tweet can easily be retweeted and shared to further expand the reach of their information. Whether its discussions about new bill or a salmonella-tainted peanut butter recall, the information is shared and discussed over more with web 2.0 than before.
For more information check out FCW’s article on the subject:
Twitter, blogs and other Web 2.0 tools revolutionize government business
Web 2.0 has been talked about and been around for more than a decade now. The article titled, “How Silicon Valley reengineered journalism”, states that Silicon Valley has re-created what is news and how news is created. The issue is that Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. didn’t want to be a news source. They wanted to be known as a “technology company” and wanted to be a social media platform. However, these companies have taken over news organizations , becoming key components in the news ecosystem and how people get their news.
Most of my news is taken from these various social media platforms. It mainly has to do with how the information is easy for me to access and how the news interacts with me. I was in the marketing department for a newspaper in Wyoming and no matter how hard they will try to use social media and create a younger audience, they are too late to the game. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc has taken over the news industry. Journalist across the country now have to face the ‘fake news’ of society and the hill will only get steeper.
SimSimi, a chatbot app, has been linked to cyber bullying and campaigns are on the rise to bring it down. This app allows for the user to place an if/then response. Meaning, this app can be “taught” responses and when other users type in words or certain names, a response is sent to them.
Many youth who download this app find that when they type in their names or other responses, they get abusive replies. Cyber bullying is defined as, “Bullying that occurs when one person attacks and harms another via technology (e.g., e-mails, text messages, or cell phones) (Berger, 2016).” This definition is in line with what is occurring with the use of SimSimi.
SimSimi could be even more dangerous because of its use of artificial intelligence, says campaigner Jamie. Its built features of teach, artificial intelligence, and world uses are what bring in users. Teens are at a point in their life where they care about what others believe about them and if they are exposed and constantly receive negative and hurtful comments on SimSimi, this can be very negative for their development. Are you against or with this SimSimi? Find out more here.