I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about content creation vs. consumption, and about conscious use of social media. What I’ve been finding is that I can make less and less of a case for personal use of many tools out there.
This is something I’ve lamented for a long time. I spent a good portion of my internet time in my late teen and early adult years getting into with with strangers on the internet, and I’m proud to say it’s a habit I’ve mostly outgrown. But not entirely.
I’m at the point where I know better than to try to educate anyone, in most spaces. Nobody using words like ‘lib-tard’ or ‘feminazi’ is going to read my well-thought-out commentary on their stance and say to themselves, ‘Huh, I guess I never thought about it that way. I’m sorry I’m such an uneducated idiot.’ It’s taken me a long time to get to this point, but I usually know better than to respond to anyone in an online comments section.
This is the third post in my Twitter for Regular People series.
One thing that has always surprised me about Twitter is that so many of its users have no filter when it comes to what they tweet. Users tweet about their work lives, friendships, relationships, sex lives, and personal health issues all in one space. Continue reading
I’m putting the final finishing touches on my digital library project for my Organization of Information class. I’ve been working on this project with three other classmates, who have been contributing content to the site.
According to an article in the New York Times, internet use may affect memory. Subjects were asked to do a series of tests, including typing facts into a computer. Those who believed they would be able to see their typing later on did a poorer job of recalling those facts later without computer help than those who didn’t think they would have access. Continue reading