Why yes, this is about footy

So, my tutor, Betty Sargeant told me today that I could write about footy, so here it is.

Check out the video below of Jake King announcing his retirement in a tigers meeting on monday. It shows the true friendships and passion that Australia’s great game can form, with King breaking up throughout his speech. (cool camera work too and stuff). (carn tiges). (she told us specifically to not say “carn tiges”). (#troll).

Check it out Here 


The essence of the internet


I feel this photo encapsulates the internet (and blogging) perfectly. The idea of an infinite and unknown number of eyes on you and your content is frightening, but true. Also the idea that anonymity is essentially an impossibility on the web captures the essence of the internet, and one of the reasonings behind this course (Networked Media).

Photo credit: laverrue via photopin cc

Week One Reading and ‘Unlecture’

So, I wasn’t asked to do create questions for our ‘Symposium’ but I thought, what’s wrong with doing more work, sort of. So I’ll be posting questions about the readings each week from now on. Woo?

Here is the reading by Adrian Miles. Click here if you dare.

  1. Should our blogs be casual, fun and inviting, rather than professional and aimed at our ‘future self’? Do we take on a more sophisticated and ‘industry’ based approach, or do we use our blog as a place where we can be casual and inviting to those that discover us?
  2. a). Will blogging itself as a media and communication form, one day, become a thing of the past? Will this relatively new form of communication (in the whole scope of the history of communication) become what physical paper books are becoming to eBooks on our electronic devices?
    b).If so, what are some ideas that, using forward thinking, could replace it?
  3. We have been advised as future ‘media professionals’ that knowledge and awareness of our online presence and the content we post should be regulated heavily by us. So, should we manipulate our current online presence until the content is suitable and relevant, or should we create a new online presence? (e.g. starting over on Social Networks or other institutions which we make contributions to)
  4. If one person has very strong views about certain issues, can posting about these issues (with strong bias and opinion) be very helpful to their future as a ‘media professional’ or may it hinder their future opportunities due to their outright and forward opinion? Is blogging really the best way of spending our time to be heard?
  5. What do we actually blog about? I’m still confused.

Let the blogin’ begin

Everyone is blogging these days, so I thought, why not go for it!!!!!!! (Not really, it’s compulsory).

But I do like the idea of having my own blog where I can express my opinions, views and other relevant important material openly and for the world to see. And also having a strictly ‘professional’ blog.