The Networked Self

Reflect on your networked self,  using some of the concepts we introduced. A growing body of research has indicated that humans need to connect socially with others as it is a basic need alongside food, water and shelter. Therefore communication is seen as an necessary part of day to day life, as humans are inherently … Continue reading The Networked Self

The Curated Self

Analyse how one influencer uses different platform for different aspects of communication (see presentation with Crystal Abidin's insights). By definition “A Social Media Influencer is a user on social media who has established credibility in a specific industry. A social media influencer has access to a large audience and can persuade others by virtue of their authenticity and reach”. In our day to … Continue reading The Curated Self

The Written Self

Present a blog you read, chose a blog post and analyze it. Blog: Blog Post: Whilst in college many of the students aspirations coincide, like myself, I hope to achieve good grades, get a degree and bag a successful job. However for some this is not the case, the blog I decided to … Continue reading The Written Self

The Visual Self

  Analysis of one newspaper/magazine article on selfies. Article: Selfies in recent years have been portrayed in a predominantly negative light, the article I chose to analyse however contradicts this viewpoint. Within the article ‘Why selfies can be a force of social good’ the author; Devon Van Houten Maldonada highlights the positive outcomes of … Continue reading The Visual Self