The Moon Tells All

I attempted to make a GIF today. I interpret this reaction GIF to mean that the night is young. I love how bright the moon gets some nights. I chose this reaction GIF because people correlate Sailor Moon with the moon because the moon is her symbol.

Someone would use this gif in place of a textual conversation if the conversation means hanging out at night. Many people like to party and hang out at night. This can mean the night is still young. There are so many places to hang out at night like a party, a lounge, a restaurant, or a skate park.

An example of how a conversation would go is:

Me: Let’s go to a party!

Friend: I’m tired. We were at a party last night.

Me: (insert this gif)

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Friend: You are right. The night is young. Okay. I will go.

Sailor Moon is a popular manga and anime series. Since I love anime and most of my friends do too, we would totally get the reference about the moon. Taysha (Blue Hair Bandit) helped me create this GIF. She is a pro. Special thanks to her!

 

Online World… Here I Come!

I believe a student or faculty member should have a domain of their own because some people want to have an online identity. In addition, the domain will become one’s personal area in the internet world. One can crave a space on the internet and can post and blog about anything they would like. Jim Groom stated that the domain name can help one “develop their online identity”. In order words, the domain name can show the world who that person is by the links they post or the posts they can write about it and the opinions they write about. For example, politics, beauty, fashion, art, and video games can be reviewed and can be posted on your blog. One who glances on the blog will get a grasp of the individual. Becoming a “digital citizen” is important because the web is an open space and your domain name will be your place in internet world where you can write about anything and soon you will be participating in the internet world discussion. Jim Groom asserted that the internet is “space that helps define you”. This strengthens my belief that the internet can help people learn more about a topic and share with others. The internet can be a place where one can be able to share thoughts and feelings and even receive responses back, therefore engaging in a discussion about topics that may interest you. This can be helpful for a professional domain also. People have their own domain for professional or private use because they can write about anything and be an active participant of the internet world.

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The domain should describe who you are and have people be fascinated by the contents that are on your blog. The domain name should be interesting, different, and should make a person want to click on your blog. I plan to choose my domain name by combing my hobbies, favorite color, and my name. My domain name will not be my name or a theme. I know the name might sound weird, but I believe the domain name should be unique. I might use a quote because I love inspirational quotes, but I want to create a name that is powerful, bold, and different. I searched on https://instantdomainsearch.com/ and found that the domain names I wrote in were not taken. I plan to make a domain name that is sweet, bold, and unique. I plan to make blueangelwings my domain name because it represents my favorite color I have always used either angel or wings as my usernames for other accounts so I figured I’ll used it to create my blog. I am very excited to start creating my blog.

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A Blitz of Social Media

I am hardly on any social media platforms. I check Facebook once in a while, but I am always on twitter. I only check YouTube for makeup and hair tutorials. I love feeling inspired. I check tumblr for fashion ideas and different makeup looks. It was Fashion Week in New York City, so many blogs, Tumblrs, and Facebook accounts are updating and sharing their makeup and fashion style along with the outfits they seen on the runway. I use my social media accounts differently. For my Twitter account, I mostly retweet quotes and fashion outfits. For Facebook, I like pictures and talk with friends and family members. My Facebook is private and my Twitter is public. I decided to make my Facebook private because I hardly check it. In addition, I only add people I know whereas on Twitter anyone can follow me. I hardly post photos on Facebook and Twitter. As for my Twitter, it is public because I mostly retweet inspirational quotes and read articles.

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I enjoyed reading Danah Boyd’s Controlling your Public Appearance. Her article was funny, witty, and informative. The article strengthens my belief that you should always be mindful of what you post on social media. I believe that social media can help forge friendships and can help communicate with a family member overseas, but one must be mindful of what one posts online.This article does not change my mind about how I use social media. I mainly use social media to interact with friends and to retweet inspirational quotes.

TO-DO LIST

My game plan for communication technology includes a lot of hard work.  I want to aim to complete all the Weekly Reflections, Digital Story Projects, Critique Post, Event Organizer and Blogging. I enjoy doing the weekly assignments. For the weekly reflections, I plan on taking about forty-five minutes on planning, writing and editing my post. For the Digital Story Projects, Critique Post, Event Organizer and Blogging, these will take me close to two hours to complete. I am nervous to try to attempt the Digital Story Project because I have not worked with a lot of technological mediums such as gifs and mashups. I enjoy blogging. I am so excited to start blogging. I chose the Digital Story Projects, Event Organizer and blogging because I want to be knowledgeable in those aspects of blogging.

For the Digital Story Project, I plan on using this

Another link I plan to use this.

These two links are assignments I plan on completing. I also plan on using The Daily Create.

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I think the professors have decided to give students a choice of activities to complete so that students can have a variety and do the post they truly want to do. I plan to complete the assignments the day before it is due. I have considered that I might not receive the full point value for the assignment. Therefore, I am going to try really hard on each assignment so that I do.

MINDY

One of my favorite show is The Mindy Project. I’m planning on doing this dance when I accomplish each assignment for communication technology. I chose this gif because I love the show The Mindy Project and every episode is hilarious. Hopefully I complete most of the assignments for this class.