INSTAGRAM IS LIFE.

The social media accounts I use are Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Vine. (Those are my accounts)

Instagram is my favorite. I use my Instagram account for posting pictures of myself and sometimes funny quotes. It is like my own selfie book. My Instagram page is public; I do not really get too personal on their. I think I’m pretty enough for everyone to see my photos.

My twitter account is also public. I say what I mean and I mean what I say. I use it a lot during award shows or the first episode of a new show. The people I follow are HILARIOUS, so I always have a good time on Twitter. I also use it to follow celebrities; see what they are up to. I love to tweet celebrities because mostly all of them respond back to me.
My Facebook account is private. Very Private. Only family and friends are accepted as Facebook friends. If I do not know you, if we do not attend the same school, if you are not in my class, please do not request me. You will FOREVER be in my friend requests. I hardly accept people. My Facebook page is very private because I have photos with friends and family.
Vine is a very fun app I have on my iPhone. It always makes me laugh, which is the main reason why I use it.

Danah Boyd’s post about social media does not change how I feel about it at all. When you post things on websites, it is neve deleted from the web. I can google my name and see photos I’ve taken in high school. You just have to be careful what you post, so you won’t be embarrassed in the long run.

Im On The Worldwide Web

I have an account with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. I normally use my Facebook to keep in contact with family and friends. My Facebook is a private account, and I try to use it only to see whats going on with the people I know, post pictures of myself, and a few motivational statuses.

My Instagram fluctuates from Private to Public depending on what I post. I use it to post pictures of myself and videos of me singing once in a while. I want to start using it to network and build, so i’ve left it public for the time being. I currently use that account to see funny things and laugh, but I will start using it for social networking.

Lastly, my twitter is something I use just to blurt out random things in my head. I often make reference to lines from different songs I listen to and I talk about my mood a lot. Otherwise I don’t normally use my twitter that often.

The people that can access the content of what i’m posting in each different form of social media does effect what I post. I don’t express too much of my personal business on any of my accounts. I am content with my public appearance and I do feel like we need to be conscious of what we depict. The article didn’t change my thoughts much because I understand that everything I share is public so I assure whatever I choose to display is something i’m comfortable making public.

You can add me on Facebook

You can add me on Instagram

You can follow me on Twitter

 

– Valerie

 

This Way! Wait no that way.

There is a new profession of trail blazers, those who find delight in the task of establishing useful trails through the enormous mass of the common record. Vannevar Bush in 1945 basically imagined both the personal computer and the internet in his memorex device. But what was also prescient is how he imagined that there would be people that […]

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There is a new profession of trail blazers, those who find delight in the task of establishing useful trails through the enormous mass of the common record.

Vannevar Bush in 1945 basically imagined both the personal computer and the internet in his memorex device. But what was also prescient is how he imagined that there would be people that would be needed to sift through and surface interesting information. Whether we respectfully think of this ability to work through the stream of interestingness found on Twitter, Reddit, and okay even blogs as a ‘useful’ – it’s clearly a skill. And an important 21st century skill.

To build this skill we will need to be comfortable with failure. Regular failure and reworking our failures into something that looks less like failure. That’s how trailblazing works. Right? Pull out the machete and hack a path. Then get lost, backtrack, and forge another path based on what  you learned during your misdirection. Eventually you can succeed in building a trail that others might use and follow.

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