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Topic 6 – Goodbye UOSM2033

When I began UOSM2033 back in October, it seemed odd to me that there could ever be a lecture, seminar and exam free module that worked so well for students. However, as each week went on, my confidence and knowledge of topics grew immensely. I have made a Prezi, linked below, that summarises my background prior to starting Living and Working on the Web, including the self test comparison! https://prezi. Continue reading →

Reflection on topic 5 – open access online – what does it mean? What have we discovered?

    Personally, outweighing the advantages and disadvantages of open access appeared to be such a difficult task. With very little prior knowledge of content producers and the concept of open access, it was insightful and helpful for me to research around before beginning my topic 5 post, and write this in a basic and simplified way. Continue reading →

A reflection on the ethical issues discussed within Topic 4

Initially, topic 4 seemed to be a little more appealing to me, due to the personal relevance of the specific field. It appeared to be easier to write and source when compared to previous topics, which I think shows how interesting and relatable the topic was to me. The overall issues that were summarised in various blog posts from other students are shown in a table I have created below. Continue reading →

Business, social media and children
 A recipe for ‘ethical’ disaster?

              Business based social media accounts can be a risky affair. I’m sure all pages are created with good intentions – promoting business, gaining a following and perhaps making a profit of some sort. However, various ethical issues (which are seldom given any degree of thought before making said accounts) can arise. Ethics are considered to be moral principles (BBC, 2014). Continue reading →

Topic 3 – Linked in? Or linked out?

Being authentic whilst online, meaning unique/genuine (Oxford dictionary, 2016), is key when building successful professional profiles. One common form is LinkedIn – adding connections in order to showcase your experience and impress potential future employers. I found this image below informative yet quirky (     I have outlined the differences between using a Facebook account and a LinkedIn account below. Continue reading →

Topic 2 – Discuss the arguments for and against having more than one online identity.

  Having an online identity is arguably a very recent notion in today’s society. (2011) gives the definition that your online identity is “the sum of your characteristics and interactions – it is not the same as your real-world identity because the characteristics you represent online differ from the characteristics you represent in the physical world”. Continue reading →

A reflection on topic 1

When originally looking at the topic of digital visitors and digital residents, the subject interested me due to the sheer familiarity of it. The idea of being a digital resident/visitor has always played on my mind and has been present in everyday life, although not knowing an exact name for the theory to quite put my finger on. Continue reading →


Explain the concept of digital “visitors” and “residents” drawing upon your reading and your own online experiences to date in support of the points that you make. There has always been the perception that older people are not tech savvy, as the saying goes, people believe you ‘can’t teach an old dog new tricks’. Continue reading →