• Essays

    My Experience and Growth As An Online Publisher

    I joined Pub 101 because I am an avid user of social media and have always wanted to publish myself and create an online identity in some way. More specifically, blogging was always something I wanted to get into, but never something I was able to bring to fruition, due to a lack of time, knowledge, and confidence. However, as mentioned in the introduction of my blog, I came to realize that I need to spend more time on things that bring me joy; essentially creating more of a work-life balance. I expressed that this blog would give me an outlet to indulge in my interests and begin to share something I…

  • Essays

    Does the Internet Create a Democratic Space?

    Being that social media is a “medium easily accessible for both the source as well as the receiver”, citizens not only have the ability to create but also consume media freely; “connecting, networking and voicing out opinions” (Govindarajan & Ravindar, 2016, p. 4). That being said, Jha and Kodila-Tedik (2019) suggest that “the liberation technology, such as the internet, mobile phones, and social media, ha[ve] the potential to positively influence democratic outcomes” (p. 271). However, upon research, reflection, and experience, it has come to my realization that in coming to this implication, there are also concerns to look into. Although “it is true that social media is a platform to voice ones’ opinion…

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