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  1. Apr 2017
    1. They fell out of favor as more advanced graphics technology emerged.

      This is suprising. I still see gifs around the Internet. I still enjoy them because they are classic.

  2. Feb 2017
    1. An edit-a-thon is also unlike a regular meetup, which tends to be without a single goal and/or for socializing. In other words: an edit-a-thon is like a hackathon for Wikipedians (and definitely not like a telethon).

      I did not even think this was a thing. I usually think of big events for certain topics, and I do not necessarily think of the platforms that sponsor them.

  3. Jan 2017
    1. it’s also important that our best content appears in those search results. The things we want people to find when they look us up.

      It reminds me of the #6 Self-Branded Self. It is more about quality rather than quantity.

    1. These debates do not recognize the ways in which students have already developed rich social lives online and could use help,

      If anything young people are the forefront of figuring out and utilizing online presence. People working with technology are going to make mistakes, but we will not see there are mistakes until we do them. Students could only better with encouragement.

    2. digital citizenship: what students need to know in order to use technology “appropriately.”

      The technology is changing, so the rules will be constantly changing as well.

  4. Sep 2016
    1. the creative aspect of thinking is concerned only with the selection of the data and the process to be employed and the manipulation thereafter is repetitive in nature and hence a fit matter to be relegated to the machine.

      The internet has plenty of things that are not real or that are manipulated, It is up to us to do research.

    2. Mere compression, of course, is not enough; one needs not only to make and store a record but also be able to consult it, and this aspect of the matter comes later.

      That is done now. All we need are keywords typed in a search engine, and we will find a lot about the subject a click away.

    3. Mendel's concept of the laws of genetics was lost to the world for a generation because his publication did not reach the few who were capable of grasping and extending it; and this sort of catastrophe is undoubtedly being repeated all about us

      I think thatis crazy. It is so easy for us to document what we are thinking, whether we are keeping it for ourselves or making it public. Without something like Mendel's concept of genetics we can only ask "what if?' when that could have beena missing piece in someone's research.

    1. Each blogger demonstrates a persona, to whatever degree of fiction.

      I agree with this because of when I blog. I am not a very good blogger, but the process of doing it has helped me become a better person. When I blog I feel more freeing and confident with what I have to say. Most of the things that I blog are things I would never say out loud. The things I blog are usually what I keep in my head. I become a better version of myself through this process.

    2. The personal sense asso-ciated with diaries also enabled “blogger” to emerge as a category, even a professional identity, letting us think of blogs as character vehicles. This, too, situates blogs well for story thinking

      I found this interesting because there are many famous bloggers and internet people who just used the internet, and they have made it into their life. They have created an income out of a job no one thought before could be a job. A blog has a more "personal" feel that feels like the reader can relate to the writer. It is a crazy paradox of reading a blog like a personal conversation with someone, and then it being projected for anyone in the world to see. I have a blog, so I find it therapeutic, and now you can do that and make a pretty big impact.

    3. Its blurring of the boundary between fiction and nonfiction par-allels its storytelling stance straddling content authorship and audience co-creation. 4

      This plays into the idea of to not believe everything you see on the Internet. Since posts become viral some people on the internet might exaggerate their story, or have an attention grabbing title. A clickbait post. There are blogs meant to tell a story to relieve you of your troubles, or just to give you a good laugh. There are also the ones that create the story to fit their intention.

    1. Once a day, after you’ve done your day’s work, find one little piece of your process that you can share. Where you are in your process will determine what that piece is.

      I find that I can personally work on this. I usually am more of a listener, and so I do not really like to talk about myself. I get very overwhelmed, and I am very aware if someone is no inerested in something. I like to have my projects speak for themselves. I do need to just be open and proud of the things I do. I do a lot of background work for things, so I think I would harder if I attached myself to my projects.

    2. Where do you get your inspiration? What sorts of things do you fill your head with?

      I think this is so interesting. I know that at many points in my life I have wondered what other people are thinking in their head. I think this especially when you first meet someone. They notice things about you that you do not necessarily pay attention to about yourself. I like to think that we will never be like any other person in the world, whether it be in what we do for the day and what we are thinking. One minuscule thing can create a lightbulb moment in our heads, so whatever we think plays into that. Any moment can really be a light of inspiration. I think that is preety amazing. It is not just the physical objects and moments, but even just a feeling or emotional moment with someone else.