Reflections 3177

Self-Portrait 2.0

(With Help from Word Clouds)

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Reflections 3177

Self-Portrait 1.0

I'm quite proud of myself for discovering this little niche of mine. On YouTube, if you search "epic music playlists," you can find hour-long to ten-hours-long collections of truly awesome music - usually without lyrics, though there are exceptions - from groups like Two Steps from Hell or genres like Dubstep or this epic kind of Orchestral. The… Continue reading Self-Portrait 1.0

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Week 3 Reflection

So this week, if I disregard my inability to stay on top of deadlines, I had a very interesting time. I'm still trying to figure out some of the plugins and widgets, to connect my menu to my posts, things like that, but I have to put some more time into that. Blood and Rettberg had some… Continue reading Week 3 Reflection

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The Internet Says Blogging is…

(Above photo called space by Sweetie187, Attribution Creative Commons License) What is a Blog? Initially during my search through the vast and intimidating internet, I found the classic - *cough* cliche *cough* - definitions like by John Saddington in a nerdy, Webster style: "online journal/diary; online journalism; regular posts," etc. Nothing new or impressive, though I suppose it would be… Continue reading The Internet Says Blogging is…

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Blood & Rettberg

Rebecca Blood's post called Weblogs: a History and Perspective was written in the year 2000 and thus contains information up to that point in the history of blogging. The first thing that caught my interest amidst the names, dates, and computer language was that the term "weblogs," was not a nifty word combining "web" and "blogs" and… Continue reading Blood & Rettberg

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Creative Commons, IP and Copyright

What is it? "Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equatable, accessible, and innovative world." Intellectual Property (IP) - (n) a work or invention that is the result of creativity (manuscript, design, etc) to which one has rights and for which one may apply for a patent, copyright, trademark,… Continue reading Creative Commons, IP and Copyright

Reflections 3177

Week 1 and 2 Reflection

So. The first week of Weblogs & Wikis, course 3177,  at Bemidji State University, I have set up a blog on Word Press, set up a Twitter account, created a Gravatar, and begun posting. Twitter was not too difficult as it usually just consists of Retweeting some picture or video, possibly with my own commentary. Gravatar gave me a… Continue reading Week 1 and 2 Reflection