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?
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?
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?
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 (INSTAGRAMemail@example.com FACEBOOK--- Kiama Relay For Life, Milton … Continue reading Social Media is Useless?…Tell That to the Work Market
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
Hoyts, Gala, Greater Union. I love them all. I love the cinemas. I appreciate the whole experience of going out with friends and watching on the 'big' screen. I will often suggest movies whenever someone wants to be social, it's a get way to spend time with people but you get to wear comfy clothes … Continue reading Marvel Movie Buff
--- 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!
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…
I use social media more than I would care to admit. I was never allowed it through high school, so I guess I am making up for lost time? Nevertheless, I am still a very private person when it comes to posting stories on Snapchat and Instagram (unless I am promoting for a uni assessment) … Continue reading R.F.L. Funday