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  1. Sep 2016
    1. These temporal blog-publishing projects partake of many social media qualities. First, they often trigger active audience contributions.

      It is interesting to read further into this article and see that blogging is basically the foundation of what we call social media today. We have facebook, twitter, and myspace (though old now) amongst others that you wouldn't view as "storytelling" but in reality it is. It "triggers" your audience to engage with you and tell their thoughts and opinions on what you post. It allows someone to share happiness and good things that are happening in their life. While this is a good thing, it can also trigger contributions like a political debate or touchy news topics. I can't help but feel that while active contributions from the audiences you attract is good, it can sometimes be dangerous. Its really cool to see the transformation in time though.

    1. If you’re only pointing to your own stuff, you’re doing it wrong. If you want fans, you have to be a fan first. If you want to be noticed, you have to notice. Shut up and listen once in a while. Be thoughtful. Be considerate.

      I really like this statement because not a lot of people follow this rule. It reminds me of the statement "respect is a two way street, you have to give it to get it." This follows that same aspect. Other people don't always want to hear about you, eventually they get bored. Sometimes you need to reciprocate the favor. It's not always a competition.

    2. But human beings are interested in other human beings and what other human beings do.

      I really clicked with this line mainly because of what I've already learned in this class. There are various forms of social media that I never knew existed. This is a way for people to basically keep constant contact with one another. With flickr and youtube, you can actually see the person. With youtube and soundcloud you can hear the person. And with instagram, facebook, and twitter you can combine all of these things in one place. Just by reaching in our pockets, you can be in touch and see what is going on in another country with distant friends, family, and even strangers!

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