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My Comment on Anna’s Post…

I’ve been having much trouble trying to get WordPress to accept this whole comment on Anna’s Blog post ( So, here it is in its entirety in case we cannot get it to work by the end of the day: Hi Anna, I love that you’ve raised the topic of Spotify, but I’m afraid I’m going to have to disagree with your conclusions. Continue reading →

The Curious Case of Cloudkicker (And Why It Should Matter To You)

UoSM2033 Topic 5: Explain the advantages and disadvantages to a content producer of making their materials freely available online This week’s blog post comes to you in the form of a vlog! Enjoy! References & Bibliography “Alex” (2010), Interview – Cloudkicker, The Inevitable Nose. “Benanne” (2010), Exclusive: Interview with Cloudkicker, Byrne, D. Continue reading →

The Megaphone & The Strawmob: Reflection

#GamerGate has been a topic which has seemingly only been able to be discussed in a particularly emotive and overly passionate way and it was refreshing to be able to air my own thoughts on the matter and discuss the matter calmly with Andy and with Nabeel. I find it interesting that a lot of the discussion centred around what the #GamerGate movement could have done better. Continue reading →

The Megaphone & The Strawmob: #GamerGate and Social Media

UoSM2033 Topic 4: Discuss one of the ethical issues raised by educational or business use of social media that you consider to be particularly significant GamerGate is a complicated issue. There are many facets to every aspect of it, especially its very nature, but this makes it, as a phenomenon on social media, particularly interesting to examine. Continue reading →

Ch-ch-changes: Reflection

Whilst working on this blog post, it was immediately apparent to me that for different people, developing one’s professional online profile would be a very different task depending on what one was trying to achieve. I found Jess’s blog post a particularly noble attempt to create a checklist of steps for anyone to take in developing your profile – everything she wrote would be of use to anyone trying to utilise social media. Continue reading →

Identity Crisis: Reflection

The variety of posts on the topic of multiple online identities shows that for different people, the objectives of using the internet vary dramatically. Thus, advantages for one person can be disadvantageous for another, or vice versa. I realise that the points I made in my original post were very oriented towards the artist. For some, this is not so useful, however I will continue to argue from this perspective as this is what is important to me. Continue reading →

Identity Crisis: How many Online Identities should you have?

UOSM2033 Topic 2: Discuss the arguments for and against having more than one online identity Identities & Personae As the internet gets older, social media develops and the way we use the internet changes, the pressure on users to form strong online identities becomes greater and greater. From this added pressure arises the question of whether to have one large identity with a strong sense of brand or multiple identities that are suited for their own purposes. Continue reading →

Digital Visitors and Residents: Reflection

The topic of Digital Visitors and Residents has proved to be a divisive one; whilst some people have fully embraced it, others remain extremely sceptical about its accuracy and use. The discussions around it have proved thought-provoking, even if they only served to strengthen, expand or clarify people’s own views on the matter, including my own. In this post, I hope to illustrate this, with specific respect to my own views. Continue reading →

Digital Visitors and Residents

UOSM2033 Topic 1: Explain the concept of digital “visitors” and “residents” drawing upon your own online experiences to date The concept of Digital Visitors and Residents was suggested by David S. White and Alison Le Cornu as an alternative to Marc Prensky’s designations of Digital Natives and Immigrants (2001), used to comprehend a perceived split in the use of technology between age groups. Continue reading →