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  1. Sep 2016
    1. Though the stigma is fading, concern still lingers about amateurs compromising the quality of what we see online.

      I disagree with this idea. I think that it's good that the internet provides a platform for amateurs..

    1. There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” -Ansel Adams

      I really liked this quote. It makes photography feel more accessible to the average person and not just somebody with a high end camera and an art degree.

    1. The leading social media site for images, Flickr, offers many examples of the different ways social images can tell stories.

      This alludes to the old saying "a picture is worth a thousand words". I picture can give a more meaningful depiction of a story than written dialogue can, but is still don't believe it captures the entire story. While it does show more emotion than words, it doesn't necessarily show the authors thoughts.

    2. Second, people can take turns advancing a story through a wiki, round robin style. One editor (which can be a single person or a group clustered around one computer) writes something and then hands off the URL to another creator. The second editor adds to the story, but cannot subtract.

      This is a very interesting aspect of digital storytelling. It is also one of the few digital mediums that real life cannot replicate. Wikis allow a story to be suspended in time indefinitely and allow others story tellers to build off of it. So at any given time the reader can see a collaboration of multiple story tellers presented in one story.

    3. B u t e v e n n o n f i c t i o n a l b l o g s p r e s e n t t h e m s e l v e s a s c h a r a c t e r s .

      This is very true. Even if somebody blogs about their beliefs the readers only experience one aspect of the author. This is where interactions on the internet fall short when compared to real life interactions. You can read someones thoughts on the internet, but you can't establish an emotional connection that comes from the authors physical tendencies and expressions. You can read a bloggers beliefs and try to understand them, but its hard to grasp the context of their beliefs without physically talking to them.

    4. , I found myself thinking of each blog as the stu-dent ’ s self-representation, far more than I had through such other digital teaching tools as discussion boards and Web 1.0–style Web pages.

      In this particular anecdote the author took the words right out of my mouth. The cool thing about blogging is that everyone starts with a blank canvas that they can customize and fill with there own content versus other social media sites that give you a pre-made structure like facebook.

    1. Don’t say you don’t have enough time. We’re all busy, but we all get 24 hours a day. People often ask me, “How do you find the time?” And I answer, “I look for it.” You might have to miss an episode of your favorite TV show, you might have to miss an hour of sleep, but you can find the time if you look for it.

      Finding time is a hard task for anybody, but some have a harder time than others. Everyone has a goal, but only some people strive for it. I think the most important part of finding time is choosing what you can sacrifice to make time for one of your goals.

    2. The way to be able to take a punch is to practice getting hit a lot. Put out a lot of work. Let people take their best shot at it. Then make even more work and keep putting it out there. The more criticism you take, the more you realize it can’t hurt you.

      This quote stood out to me the most. A lot of people are afraid to speak their minds in fear of somebody else not liking what they have to say or disagreeing with them. It seems like a lot of the time people are more willing to give criticism than their own opinions, i'm probably guilty of that too.