I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles). (1988). [iTunes Track] UK: Chrysalis. This iconic song is widely known and we felt it was perfect to fit the context of our first vine. The first video content for our digital artefact was about following the line that the mobile app Lost on Campus uses to find your way around campus, and we used this song assuming that people would even associate just the intro chords with walking five hundred miles. Our first vine…

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So, does it really matter who owns the media? And are we looking at who controls the media completely wrong? Read on fellow media users… Ask any token communications student who owns the media and you’ll get one of the several following answers – Rupert Murdoch, Gina Rinehart, Kerry Stokes, Bruce Gordon, and James Packer etcetera… Ask them who controls the media and you’ll get one of the previous suggested answers or the name of someone involved in the social…

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Vine. (2016). About Vine. [online] Available at: http://help.vine.co/aboutvine [Accessed 29 Mar. 2016]. This webpage provided the general knowledge that we needed to know when we were deciding on the platform we would like to use. It allowed us to reach the decision to make vines as we felt that it was a great way of producing and curating condensed but quality content for an online audience. It was an excellent source of information whereby the creators of vine itself curated it,…

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But when it come to the internet, its a different story… Memes. I just made a meme. I am participating in content creation, about content. Which brings me to (beautiful literal segue) participation culture and empowerment of audiences. In making this meme, not only have I produced content but have actually actively participated in responding to the original content. In its creation I have not only drawn on the topic of this weeks lecture (content) in the copy but also…

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Souncloud Podcast Gadgets. Don’t we just love our gadgets? We cherish them. Worship them. We sleep with them by our bedside. We don’t let them out of our sights. God forbid we part with them BEFORE something better is released. We only accept the best of the best. And yet, somehow their many affordances seem to slip by us. Do we actually fully realise the maintenance they require? Just think about how often you charge your phone without even thinking…

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