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It’s Time To Say Goodbye – Final Reflective Post

Stock Image Via Snapwire Snaps  The past 12 weeks have flown by so quickly but it has to say that #UOSM2033 has taken me on a journey of new discoveries, of new knowledge and above all, new acquaintances. Before the module began, I already had a good understanding of certain aspects of working on the web through my job as head of publicity at the University’s television station. Continue reading →

Reflecting on Topic 5: Looking back at Open Access

I’ve decided to do something different for this week’s final post. Instead of a blog, I’ve filmed a video blog (vlog) to discuss what I’ve learnt from this week’s topic on the pros and cons of a content producer uploading their materials online for free. Within the video, I discuss how I feel my blog went and any comments I received, as well as several blogs from my fellow colleagues, Lucy and Lewis, which I found particularly interesting. Continue reading →

Considering the Pros and Cons of Open Libraries for the Arts

In 2014, Getty Images, the world’s largest stock photo agency, made a vast number of its photo library free to use, in order to try and combat piracy. [1] Some saw this unprecedented move as a “game changer for bloggers and content marketing in general.” [2] But the news of Getty’s change was met with frustration from some angry photographers whose images may now never be used commercially. Continue reading →

Reflecting on topic 4:Looking at the ethical issues of social media

  Via Guerilla Marketer – This week’s topic brought with it a huge variety of content from my colleagues. While I decided to look at the issues of freedom of speech online, other posts concentrated on topics such as privacy and public shaming and I was blown away by the creativity that allowed me to delve deeper into the ethical problems surrounding social media.* Lucy considered whether or not potential employers have the right to spy Via AdLibbing. Continue reading →

Reflecting on Topic 3: Developing your online professional profile

LinkedIn – Useful but not our only option. Via Pixabay – I found this week’s topic particularly difficult to be original and creative. There seems to be one aspect of developing one’s authentic professional profile that everyone focussed on – LinkedIn. There’s no denying its usefulness, allowing people the ability to showcase their professionalism, apply for jobs and create networks to expand their connections. Continue reading →

One person, multiple identities – the pros and cons of having multiple online identities

When considering the advantages and disadvantages of having multiple identities, I believe it’s necessary to consider what we actually use the internet for. As I discussed last week, a digital visitor may primarily use the internet for shopping or online banking and thus may not feel the need to have multiple accounts across social media. But that’s not to say they don’t have an online identity. Continue reading →

Is the distinction between digital “visitors” and “residents” as black and white as it seems?

Black and White – Polar Opposites. Via Pinterest: Black/white, male/female, young/old, we live in a world full of polar opposites. While it may seem a good starting point when discussing the differences between concepts, it can often create boundaries between people, resulting in prejudices and discrimination. This is certainly the case with Marc Prensky’s Digital “native” and “immigrant” dichotomy. Continue reading →