Project Pitch Part 2: Harry Potter Fandoms- The How?

Leading on from my previous post ,  I will now discuss the methods in which I will go about my ethnographic studies. Ethnography is about providing details and creating a story through memories and experiences. Hoey describes how conducting research allows an 'insider's view' into someone's life; a more detailed understanding of their culture, or … Continue reading Project Pitch Part 2: Harry Potter Fandoms- The How?

Project Pitch Part 1: Harry Potter Fandoms- The Why?

Being involved in a fandom is a huge commitment. The time and energy placed into knowing all of the intricate details from a franchise, including additional facts that are released outside the main platform (those that involve independent research). It is almost like having a job. I, honestly, respect and admire anyone who is passionate enough … Continue reading Project Pitch Part 1: Harry Potter Fandoms- The Why?

Being on Social Media Counts as Being Social IRL, Right?

As I stroll around UOW campus, I take notice of people using their various screens, it interests me to see the interaction of screens, in relation to friendships. Example, there is a games room with lounges and pillows for friends to sit and play Wii Mario Kart and other (less important) games. However, when I … Continue reading Being on Social Media Counts as Being Social IRL, Right?

Social Media is Useless?…Tell That to the Work Market

Media has helped change the workplace in many different ways in a rather rapid time period. I am a Events and Marketing Support Staff for the Cancer Council Wollongong office. I essentially run various Facebook and Instagram pages for them: You should check them out!  Our front door (INSTAGRAM----@kiama.relay FACEBOOK--- Kiama Relay For Life, Milton … Continue reading Social Media is Useless?…Tell That to the Work Market

B.(F.)F.F: Best (Facebook) Friends Forever

I like most people am involved in several group chats in Facebook Messenger, and for the most part I genuinely knew everyone who is added into the conversation. However, there has been the odd occasion where I don't know someone, someone who is involved in the group outside the realms in which I know them- … Continue reading B.(F.)F.F: Best (Facebook) Friends Forever

I Don’t Want My Blankie, I Need My iPhone!

--- TIMELINE OF MAJOR TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE LIFE OF AMANDA---   AGE 10: Read minimum 20 books a year  (sweet, innocent and unassuming baby Amanda) … AGE 14: Got my first iPod Touch (after much arguing) AGE 14: Got first laptop (Thanks to the government) AGE 16: Got my first phone (Useless and wasn’t … Continue reading I Don’t Want My Blankie, I Need My iPhone!

Somewhere Over the (Coloured TV) Rainbow…

Honestly, television wasn't a huge part of my growing up, in relation to watching TV shows as my parents encouraged reading more. (How my dad views the TV) source: google   However, there is one memory I can recall vividly. The introduction of DVD players. I remember coming home from kindergarten, in my blue check dress … Continue reading Somewhere Over the (Coloured TV) Rainbow…