For this class I have been trying to keep-up with the class and also try to keep aligned with what is currently going on with New Media in current news. I have been focusing a lot more on Social Networking in this class for two reasons. The first being, I use social networks on a daily basis therefore allowing me to have a better understand of the changes and the theoretical aspects of social networks in New Media. The second, it’s the research topic.
The work that this class calls for is very practical. I believe it’s the most effective way to learn and just about anything. Initially, I did not want to go on Twitter, and because I didn’t think it made sense to just post statuses. But because of this class I created an account (for a purpose) and got an inside look at twitter and saw it was somewhat of what I thought it to be but realized there was more to it. E.g. useful for jobs, i.e. you can follow a company to get current information about it. I don’t have that laid back feeling towards Twitter anymore because of this class.