• 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…

  • Process Posts

    Continuing the Process

    Process Post #5 Mauve Pagé’s (2021) lecture video was extremely informative and brilliant! There were many things she touched on that I never would have thought of. She also did a really fantastic job of keeping everything simple and concise, specifically helpful for a beginner web creator and designer – I guess that is her specialty. With that said, I was able to use her video as a checklist for my own blog. I realized that I had already implemented many of the things she mentioned, however, there were a few design practices that she analyzed that I could adjust on my end.  Firstly, I feel like I have done…

  • Fashion

    Jeans, Really?

    Blog Post #5: Do you ever wake up feeling like you need a boost of confidence in the morning? I feel you!   Picture this: You wake up exhausted, not feeling particularly cute. You have things to tackle on your to-do list like getting your nails done and picking up some items for tonight recipe. You want to leave the house with your bedhead and your lululemon’s because no one will care, right?  But it’s totally just as easy to slip on a pair of your favorites jeans and you’ll walk out feeling way better than you would have if you went with option one.  Or picture this: You’re in the…

  • Peer Reviews

    Peer Review #1: Karlo Kablar

    For the first peer review, I am reviewing Karlo Kablar’s website, “Karlo Kablar Design”. Although I do not know much about gaming, or the design process of video games, I am very intrigued as I do enjoy playing Mario Kart and other simple video games. I am happy that Karlo now has this platform as Watters (2015) says “it is important to have one’s own space in order to develop one’s ideas and one’s craft (para 7). With that said, if you are a gamer, or are looking into making your own video game, give this website a gander!  Basics, Layout, and Design I really like Karlo’s title to his blog; “The…

  • Process Posts

    The Last Hour of the Internet

    Process Post #4 “If you only had one hour left with the internet what would you do in that time?” When thinking about this question during lecture, I immediately thought about pictures.  I am definitely the type of person that loves to look at pictures as they always bring back the most vivid memories. I am constantly taking photos with my friends and significant other, specifically for the purpose of them to look at later down the road. I love looking at my mom’s photo albums from when she was a young adult, as well as the albums she made for me and brother. Some may say that you don’t…

  • Beauty

    Face Mask Favorites

    Blog Post 4: As Dory mentioned last week, she loves the face mask recommendations I gave her. So, here I am today, to recommend them to you and hopefully you enjoy them just as much!  In the introduction of my blog, I defined self-care as “doing what you need to do to make yourself feel better and happy”. I also opened up and expressed my need for a better self-care routine, as I often find myself struggling to find time (or make time) for the things that I enjoy. With that said, I explained that putting on a face mask and watching Netflix usually does the trick! It makes me feel…

  • Health

    Sleep

    Blog Post #3 Oh my gosh, oh my gosh! Hellooooo everyone! Marisa has invited me, yes me, Dory, of course, to share with you my nighttime routine and what I do to get the best sleep possible!!! She thought I would be the perfect guest writer for this topic as I have many tricks up my sleeve to keep this busy body calm, and I agree! I’m soooo excited to be here, you have no idea…like…yea…wow…Okay, okay…ANYWAYS, let’s get unready with me!!!! Well, for starters, you all know me, I have troubles unwinding, and letting my brain relax. It’s constantly racing!! How about you? Does your brain ever stop? What…

  • Mini Assignments

    Mini Assignment #2: Guest Post

    This week I’ll be having a Guest writer on my blog! Everyone welcome Dory from Disney Pixar’s “Finding Nemo”! Dory will be sharing how she unwinds and gets ready for bed! If you have trouble sleeping be sure to check it out! To read Dory’s blog post on sleep click here! 

  • Process Posts

    NoFrills

    Process Post #3 This week I am going to be reflecting on and voicing my opinions about the new direction  NoFrills is taking their socials and advertisements. More specifically, I will be touching on “The Haulerverse” campaigns/advertainments and website, as well as their Spotify album Haulin’ State of Mind. I am loving it! Although I am not an avid Twitter user, I immediately went over to NoFrill’s Twitter after Suzanne mentioned in lecture, the new things they have been creating. I was honestly shocked that what I was seeing was for a grocery store??  For starters, NoFrills has created a comic book-inspired campaigned called the “The Haulerverse,”as an addition to their already existing Haulers program. Essentially they…

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