I’m not as active as I once was on social media, but I do understand the opportunities it can provide if executed properly. Here are some of the pages I viewed: Footprints In The Digital Age, Personal Branding In the Age Of Google¬†& McClurken. 1. Find users/bloggers that post meaningful content that you are interested in or can relate to. Follow them and respond to their posts. That person will more than likely follow you back. 2. Be cautious of the content you post online. It might cost you your job, future employment, or an arrest. All it takes is a Google search. 3. EducateRead More →

Story Map Timeline These tools bring back memories from past digital courses like DS106 and Intro to Digital Studies. It was cool getting familiar with them again, but I was a bit disappointed that I could not embed my work on my blog (*fixed). Other than that small issue, it was pretty straight forward and easy to use as I remembered. Both my map and timeline are based off the captures/escapes of the notorious drug kingpin, “El Chapo”. Each tool allowed me to add the necessary text and media to present my topic visually and clear. For my groups project, I think we want toRead More →

Between these three platforms, I am more familiar with WordPress and it’s capabilities. Whether it’s used as a blog or a full blown website, you have the ability to customize to your liking and add various media content with ease. Zotero is new to me, and other than managing online references quickly and easily, I’m not sure what else it could be good for. Omeka is new to me as well, but seems to a good platform for my groups project. We will be digitizing diaries from the Civil War and Omeka will allow us to add each item with metadata into collections with aRead More →

I signed up for this class to meet the capstone requirement for my Communication/Digital Studies major. After reading a brief introduction about the course last semester, it became more appealing. To be honest, History was never my favorite subject in grade school, but I look forward to learning more about the transformation from then and now (analog to digital) and apply some of my digital skills throughout the semester. Being that the class is half history and half digital studies minors/majors, I think it’s a great opportunity for everyone to learn from each other and produce some quality projects.Read More →

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