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Over the course of this semester, my classmates and I have been posting on this blog, referring to the assignments given in our Critical Approach to Digital Humanities hybrid class. This was not my first time blogging for a class, but I still had/have much to learn about it. For my open posts I mainly chose memes, websites, and news articles that related to my knowledge of the Digital Humanities. My most important goal is to make a definition of what I think DH is, and this class has helped me get closer to reaching my goal by forcing to do my own research, but the blog helped me see what my classmates were discovering and I found that to be very helpful. Using the blog for class assignments was also helpful in improving my public writing and developing my voice.

A few of my beginning post were not very detailed and it resulted in comments that had questions asking me to further explain what my post is about. After “practicing” posting and reading other’s post, it became easier for me to see what type of information was necessary to have a blog post that was brief but still very clear about the reasoning and idea of the over all post. This open post from the beginning of the class is an example of somewhere that I really could have gotten into depth. Instead I just assumed that my audience would know where the image came from, what my thoughts were on it, and how it relates to DH. The image was simply from a Google search and I was drawn to it because I saw it as a visual definition what I think to be Digital Humanities. The photo is representing a classroom and the volume symbol is showing that it is virtual. I could have expanded even further by relating it our hybrid class that is participating on this very blog. Those that go to class and those who are online students never meet, but on the blog, it feels to me at least, that we are all the same. For example, I am just as likely to comment on an online students post, as I am to comment on someone’s post that I see in class. When learning is cybernetic, everyone is essentially equal and this reminds me of the open and sharing attitude of the Digital Humanities. Later on I started to find things that reminded me of DH and that also related to my life, like this post with a “Y U NO?” meme. It may not be my prettiest post, but when you read it, you know exactly why I chose that meme. In this post, I made myself vulnerable and shared tweets from my personal feed and account to help demonstrate what I was talking about. In both my open posts and directed post, I slowly built up my voice and also raked through my interests that relate to the Digital Humanities.

When scrolling through my blog posts, there really isn’t much sense of a theme besides the common subject of the Digital Humanities.  I am really still in the beginning staging of understanding the field, but I know that it is right for me because I find almost every part of it fascinating. The multitude of opportunities it has the potential of presenting me, gives me security for the future that I am comfortable with. What interest me the most are the projects that we recently studied; they are what I find to be the most important part of DH. I see social media being a part of DH as well, but I think that it kind of fits into the category because of the big data that it creates. DH has much more potential than just counting the amount of pictures on Facebook and weeding through all of the tweets about an event. Sure these are important aspects of DH and they help us learn about us as a society, but I feel that it almost “cheapens” if you will, the definition of Digital Humanities and it has not yet been set in stone. I see the networking to be an outlet for discoveries. Websites and blogs like ours that are collecting history and information is what drives the success of the field. Being an admin to this blog helped me work on my public writing, but it also helps clear my personal pathway to the definition of Digital Humanities.


Memes are created so quickly, literally seconds after any type of event someones on it.

 


Okay I know that this is just a lame meme that I found on a Google search but it gave me a flash back to my summer. I was doing an internship for a very small business and she hired me to help her with the odds an ends of the daily work but I also spent time builder her social networks and gaining the name more follower on twitter and likes on Facebook. I had a list of potential clients that she had sent mailings out to a I was going and seeing if they had either network and if they did I would either follow or like them, trying them to recognize the name and then eventually follow me back. The types of businesses I was looking up were things like specialty gift shops, magazines, and winery with gift shops. I would get so frustrated when I could not find a site for someone or I would find their Facebook but no twitter. I also was frustrated when I found the Facebook and they did not have their twitter @name in their profile, if there was an account, I had to take the extra step to look it up instead of easily clicking a provided link. Anyways, that is why this meme was interesting to me!


Yet again Internet moves faster than light! There was recently…and when I say recently I mean recently…a new photo posted on a Facebook page that stated, “BEST. GOOGLE. SEARCH. EVER. Go to Google. Click on ‘Images’ in the left had corner. Type in completely wrong into google. Click search” the next thing I know pictures of Mitt Romney appear everywhere! I had to laugh, but at the same time I looked a saw that most posting of pictures were done within an hour  and crazier yet, there are already news articles about it! How does the internet work so quickly!? I just will never ever doubt the power of a Facebook share every again! ImageImageImage


I really wanted to go to the Internet Cat Video Festival in August, but couldn’t make it over to the Cities. Thankfully, I still get updates from their Facebook page and once I saw this I knew I had to share it with you!


I am also guilty of this… I used to read so much in elementary school/middle school..Maybe a book a week! Now it’s more like a book every 6 months… >< So sad, I need to read more too…


I'll never let go Jack...

So, anyone that knows me knows that I love love love TITANIC! 🙂 So seeing as some people tweet as people, this is a Facebook as Jack, Rose, oh you get the idea!