Week 5: Digital Communication and the First Amendment

This week was a refresh for me as I love learning new digital scenarios and cases that have been under regulation and bring up the question if the First Amendment is being violated.

It was great to hear the class’ cases that they brought to the live discussion and it brought up a lot of great ideas and concepts but mostly it was great to hear how relatable everyone’s answers were.

I personally love when our instructor Jeff takes our curiosity far beyond relevance of the original topic. I think this allows us to continue thinking and questioning every angle of technology and how it is applied and how far can we push new envelopes of technological regulations. It is really interesting.

New week is mid-term exam but I am excited since this class is awesome and I love studying for it.

Till then….



Week 4: Digital Culture… Crazy Lingo Realization…

This week was fascinating as our class watched Naomi Bray’s video on Mobile Technologies and Language. I noticed this video was actually shot 2 years ago or so and is surprising how ‘spot on’ Naomi was with her research and understanding of this ‘new lingo’ that is coming about as smartphones and apps seem to establish a new form of short form language that is less formal and error friendly. Naomi absolutely nailed each area and is so crazy how this ‘new lingo’ has actually become bigger and a more popular form of the written language within two years, that even television sitcoms are writing characters to speak in the form of this ‘new lingo’ and books are even being written on short form and abbreviations or acronyms.

This is shocking to me since I find it extremely disappointing that cursive and proper grammar seems to be dwindling in the public school systems. But we shall see. I personally think it is trashy when I hear people talk improper or write with grammatical errors. But let’s just hope that we do not turn out like that movie ‘Idiocracy’, with Luke Wilson. (Check it out)

In class we broke out into groups and when over seminar class headlines that we would teach to resolve each factor in the digital divide. I thought our group did awesome!! Can’t wait to hear what everyone else did.

Next week we are touching on the first amendment and Internet Governance. Kind of excited since I am a little familiar with this for I took a class at WSU called Media Law that touched on ethical, Internet Governance, 1st Amendment, and president cases, etc.

Until then…


3rd Week: Digital Communications

Snapshot and how apps are social or not. This week was fun learning more about apps that we may have known about or not and expanding on whether or not they were by definition social. Which ‘social’ in today’s terms can be considered anything that captures the art of conversing between one and others. It can inform people, allow people to access businesses etc.

I thought it was very interesting learning about the conversation prism. There are so many elements to take into consideration when looking at successful apps.

I am actually excited for next week. We will be literally documenting one day of every technology device used within our 24 hour period of our. I am intrigued to see how much I really am in-tuned or not with technology compared to others because right now I feel that I have a been out of the loop.

Till then… Lacey