Practical: Establish a Storify account
I had not heard of Storify prior to this course but on viewing the course exemplars I was immediately curious. The setting up of an account was a very simple process. I managed to easily browse through the latest stories, as expected, filled with Olympic coverage. But I did have a few questions. How and where does the Storify concept fit in the world of social media and who is the audience?
I was particularly confused after browsing the ABC News stories and coming across some stories that were simply a collection of images. I found this to be quite unprofessional and untidy in appearance. Again, I was left wondering. How is this platform a good reflection of journalism? Are my expectations are too high and is Storify all about getting spontaneous, unpolished idea out there? Perhaps, there are no rules.
Thankfully, after checking Dr Kate Ames’ profile and her stories, I had renewed faith. When used to its full potential, Storify can be a very clever and unique way of compiling and telling a story, especially for those who appreciate visual presentation.
You can find me on Storify here: https://storify.com/TashMuller
Inquiry: Social Media review
In a world surrounded by social media activity my personal favourite is definitely Instagram. The social networking app used by over 500 million people globally, offers a real-time opportunity to capture a moment through a photograph or video to share with family and friends. The special filters let the average photographer transform a simple mobile phone picture into a beautiful, long-lasting memory.
In my opinion, Instagram provides the sharing of positive, fun and inspiring experiences. Instagram also allows companies to connect with people interested in their products. My own feeds are filled with wholesome eating, fitness and design ideas accessing all the latest and greatest in things that motivate me.
As part of my blog for this course, I recently opened a second Instagram account, which is publicly available. The main reason for doing this was to add another element of interest to my blog, it also allows for my personal account to separated and private.
You can find me on Instagram here: bootsandblueberries
Technical: Quiz 5 – Grammar: 10 Common Mistakes
I did it, 100% on my first attempt at the quiz this week and I’m a little excited. Chapter three was by far the most familiar I had been with the content in this book. It was a great opportunity to refresh the rules and while I was confident I would do well, I took my time in order to achieve the result.
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How to know if your Instagram got hacked & more 2016, digital image, Avira, viewed 12 August 2016, https://blog.avira.com/instagram-account-hacked/
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