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Process Post #12

Every “opinion article” about technology these days begins with “As a result of the technological revolution, this change happened” so yes, this phrase is getting old but it means that it has some truth in it. Technology has impacted our world tremendously and every generation is affected by it in different ways. One major transformation is media convergence. Convergence is a deep integration of knowledge, tools, and all relevant activities of human activity for a…

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Process Post #11

With Google owning more than 75 percent of the overall search market it is clear-cut that they are the new leaders. If websites want to appear in a user’s search, then the website must follow Google’s guidelines. As with every public sphere, online communities have their own rules and behaviour. Google is no different. Google ranking system operates upon SEO. So if you want to be seen and known to an audience (customers or users),…

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Process Post #10

You might have read, my dad calls me an “OTC” and while I do agree I am a tough cookie, I don’t think my dad meant this kind of cookie.  As I was reading Suzanne’s blog about her experience with Amazon and the breadcrumbs I began reflecting upon all the digital spots that I accepted to collect my cookie crumbs. Wherever there’s free Wi-Fi I immediately log in, ‘oh Starbucks’ wants to track my data…

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Process Post #9

In today’s interconnected always-online digital world, we can instantly access every piece of information at our fingertips. Yet, the reality is that as we wrap our daily lives ever further in our digital blankets, our understanding of ourselves and the real world around us can be confusing, doubtful, skeptical, or unsure.  As we race towards our digital hustle life, are we losing touch with our ultimate authentic self? Our roots in our undigitized past? While…

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Process Post #8

To gain web literacy you have to learn the web (Mike Caulfield), in pub 101 we learn all kinds of aspects to digital information literacy. Yes, we evaluate surface acronyms such as RADCAB which helps to identify fake news, filter bubble and so. But we also learn how to handle the web. We begin to untie the inner complexity wires of the digital web. This week we received constructive feedback from our peers. Chi assessed…

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Process Post #5

As our world continues to shift into a technological world, more and more services will inevitably begin to immigrate onto online platforms as well. Since these systems are relatively new they are still being researched. There is more thing that we don’t know about them than what we think. Technologies are a complex infrastructure but their impact on humanity is tremendous. As we read in “Contents May Have Shifted”, social networks are changing everything. From business…

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Process Post #4

This week’s reading created an interesting analogy between technology and nature. Two distinct concepts in a collaboration. Platforms serve as the soil for users to grow their digital garden. The beauty of a garden is that you can incorporate a wide range of colourful and fragrant flowers, vegetables or whatever you want! You can plant a variety of seeds and you decide what to water and what to week. You create your unique garden that…

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Process Post #3

Last week I mentioned Moore’s Law that shows that technology is doubling itself every year. Digital platforms are a relatively new invention and they require us to adapt to this rapid change. This week we reflected upon our online identity compared to our real-life identity. As Hossein Derakhshan experienced, he went from a well-known blog author to nobody in a few years. Hossein’s experience highlights the need for humans to adapt to new trends and…

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Process Post #2

This week we were reading the article “A Personal Cyberinfrastructure“. As a Communication major and a technology fan, I was already familiar with Moore’s Law. The fact that computing power is doubling itself every two years strengthens my belief about the value of digital literacy. Technology is progressing at an ever-increasing pace and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. However, many in higher education are caught in the moral debate or digital paranoia [also…

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