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(TECHNOLOGY!! i have no idea how to get rid of that crazy code. My apologies)
What I learned in boating school is…. What I learned in boating school isss… just kidding. Actually, this week while listening to all of the presentations and checking out all of the databases I learned a lot. I learned that a lot of the databases out there really aren’t put together that well. I learned that it takes a lot more than just really good information in order to put together a good Digital Humanities project. It also takes a lot of research in order to determine what makes a good website and then how to make it afterwards. I also learned what makes a project appealing or unappealing and what specific aspects must be incorporated into projects before they can be considered good. I think that learning all of these lessons is important especially considering the field of study we are going in to. Based on what we have been learning so far I think its obvious that we will be working with and around websites and I think that we need to know this type of information in order to succeed at our future jobs and continue to make other good websites that people can learn from and produce other good websites from. What an endless cycle.
I thought this was kind of funny and also very relatable, not only to our class but also to the new world with technology blooming all around it. I feel like a lot of people still go on the internet and post stupid pictures of cats, and them doing equally as stupid things themselves. However, i think a vast new majority of people go on the internet to express opinions and show themselves off as smart, instead of stupid. A lot now a days people go on twitter, and wordpress, and facebook to explain their views and comment on important things that we all think should matter in this fast paced world. I believe that we seriously have to ask ourselves what we’re posting and why it is important to do so. Whether we are just stating an opinion or commenting on some recent tragic event, or just complaining because we have a lot of homework to do or because the rain ruined our hair. Boys, I’m talking to you too. Not only do we have to worry about our peers judging and critiquing us on our opinions and facts but we also have to look intelligent to potential employers. The internet world has moved from being solely ruled by felines and may be moving in a more professional and organized state. Which, depending on who you ask, may be for the better or worse. So girls, take those duck faces off your profile pictures and stop taking so many shots.. no literally stop taking so many shots. Or at least dont put them on facebook(; And boys, no one wants to see your car. Not even your potential employer.