Tech task 10 and 11

Last week Dr. Alec Couros joined our class and presented on social media and digital identity. I saw his presentation earlier this semester in an ECS 100 lecture, but it was great to see it again later in the semester. I was able to think critically about what the presentation and left with a better understanding of digital identities. This lead to this weeks tech task:

Create an About Me page linking your various online spaces. Provide a link on your blog.

OR

Find both a positive and negative example of citizenship and share it on your blog. They can be small examples, personal examples or more well known examples. Share the link/video/image with your thoughts on each.

I was having a hard time choosing what I wanted to do for this assignment, so I asked Dean if I could do both parts and he was fine with it. So I went onto About Me and was able to create this following page: http://about.me/adambrock. I found it very easy to work with and loved the customization options we are provided.

A positive example of citizenship/social media would be when I used Twitter to connect people to my Blog. Leslie Lindballe(onepercentyello) is a student in Couros’s ECI831 class, a class that my ECMP355 class was joined for a webinar on sharing by Dean Shareski. During the webinar I entered a comment in the chat box saying that I was learning to climb for my learning project and included a link to my blog. Later, after completing my first post on my learning project, I tweeted  the following: First #ecmp355 Learning Project post on #climbing put up yesterday, drop a comment at https://adambrockblog.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/climb-on/#comments. Because of this, Leslie was able to go onto my blog and left me a great comment. It was exciting to see that people were interested in my learning project and how Twitter can bring more people to my blog.

Does the name John Pike sound familiar to you? Lt. John Pike’s name has been surrounded by controversy because of his actions caught on tape by citizen journalist, posted on to Youtube. He is one of the officers seen pepper spraying peaceful UC Davis students that were protesting. Do to the outrage of the incident, the actions of the officers are being investigated. Society is backing up the students and believe that what the officers did was unacceptable. Buzzfeed has even created a photoshopping tool to allow people to insert Pike using pepper spray into an image: my personal favourite being the one with the “Scream” painting. Lt. John Pike will forever be seen on Youtube pepper spraying peaceful students protesting. A prime example of a negative digital identity.

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About Adam Brock

My name is Adam Brock and I am a third year student at the University of Regina! I am currently in the Secondary Education Program, with plans to major in Mathematics and minor in Outdoor and Physical Education. I was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and look forward to travelling after my years at the U of R.

Posted on November 24, 2011, in Tech Tasks. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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