I only have a Facebook and Youtube account. I once had Twitter and Instagram but i found no need for them and deleted the accounts. I use Youtube for entertainment and educational purposes like informative documentary and tutorials. I love Youtube! But I don’t use my real name or give out any personal information. I use Facebook to connect with family and friends only. My profile is private and only people that I confirm as friends can see my pictures. I am very careful of what I post and what i do on the internet. Anyone can easily look up your name and use any kind of dirt against you. It can hinder a job opportunity and your reputation if you post inappropriate photos or posts. You can’t show too much of your life on the Web. Now a days you can find out where a person lives just by using Google Maps or searching their name. Numbers, addresses, and criminal records can be found all online. Your privacy is never safe. That article Danah Boyd wrote is very true. You have to guard your identity and information. Its scary how accessible your profiles are.
In social media I normally engage in YouTube, Twitter, Tumbler, and Reedit. My YouTube account contains mostly gaming videos basically it’s documentation of the fun times I have with my online friends. My online friends would watch them and would laugh and talk about it in the nostalgic lane. As for my pubic identity I changed into a persona that I can work with and wouldn’t feel bad about my privacy if I ever got exposed. My gamer and art user names are completely different and I like to keep them separated. My Facebook is just there and it’s basically just for communicating with old high school friends. For example one of my friends got married and we when to his wedding. He invited us through Facebook and we had a fun time. I make my choices basic on what persona is need. For example if I had to be involved with a Facebook event for a game I would use my gamers Facebook. I am always afraid what the public has to say about my opinions. If I see a few negative comments I normally freak out and if I can delete a post about my opinions I would. I think having multiple Personas’ or online accounts can help protect you.
I have made GIFs’s in the pat before but this was the first time. I used this preexisting videos in order to create on. The process was a little tedious for the first time. but when it comes to computers, I look at them like riding a bike once I learn i never forget. I chose this scene from Black Jesus. Because that is one of my favorite shows, on television and that dance, describes how i feel when i finally get something rIght!
My game plan is learn how to manipulate and enhance pictures in Photoshop. I would also like to learn how to do more GIFs, animation, and create logo. I choose those two because I think it would be beneficial gaining more skills and knowledge with modifying images on the web.Although my major is graphic design, I barely know how to create anything which is just sad! But I have the opportunity now. I just hope I can remember everything I learn because it can get overwhelming. We are given these kids of assignments of creating graphical work on our own to push us to learn more without the assistance of our teacher. Being too dependence isnt good. I was confused in class trying to do this GIF, the first I ever made. I was beginning to get frustrated. But I came home and did research and figured it out on my own! I’m proud of myself. It was more simple than I thought. I choose this GIF because its funny and was a perfect example of a GIF. I think a good pace would be completing my work asap, but not pressuring myself at the same time. Rushing makes me feel overwhelmed and panicky.