One Week


How well do you feel you completed the requirements of the week’s assignments?
To make a long story short, I exceeded my own expectations, and did extremely well, to say the least.

What gave you trouble? What did you enjoy most? What did you learn?
Honestly, I didn’t feel like I had any long-term trouble setting up these accounts, since any errors I did come across were rectified shortly after, once I calmed down enough to follow the directions properly. I really enjoyed editing my own video for YouTube and Vimeo, especially once I downloaded the songs that best suited the mood I was trying to convey. Overall, I learned how websites, such as Twitter, Flickr and SoundCloud, tell the story, flaws and all, of who we are, as individuals.

What would you do differently? What questions do you have?
I don’t feel like I could’ve done anything differently. I tried to do everything I was told to do, to the best of my personal ability, and that’s all I can do at the moment. There aren’t any questions for me to ask right now, but I am still free to ask, should problems arise.

What are some of the larger issues surrounding your work? Cultural/Societal implications?
For me, at least, the larger issue surrounding this work was showing that “who I am” mattered more than “what I looked like.” Whereas people with Photoshop put looks above everything else, #DS106 shows me that I can let my personality sell the stories, and I thank this class for that.

Making up all of these separate accounts was easy, once I figured out which site accepted what, and before long, everything was up and running, ahead of schedule, without any legitimate problems to my name. This is a learning experience for me, though, so I’ll be interested to see what lessons I’ll come across.

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