Final Blog Post

My two best blog post are “Live Tweeting Experience” and “Gender in Research”.   Not only did I feel the readers got something out of these blog post, but I did as well.  These two specifically I enjoyed writing.  From the experiences of the live tweeting activities we did in class to the facts and ratios of women vs men in online contribution.

Live Tweeting Experience

In this post I talk about a personal moments I had with the live tweeting assignments.  I describe how Twitter grew on me and how much fun I had playing Twitter vs Zombies. I believe that the article expressed how I felt about Twitter and was left open ended asking others to share their experiences in the comments as well. Also this post had the second most comments of all my other posts.  I also met all of the requirement on moodle for a complete blog post.

Gender in Research

This was one of my favorite blogs to write about and it too was also was my most commented blog post.  I enjoyed writing about both sides and searching about the topic. It was interesting to see the heavy sided diversity in online contribution to research. I finished this blog with a couple question letting me to believe that is why I received more comments.  I fulfilled all the requirements that were set on moodle.

Comment 1

I believe that this comment meets all of the criteria asked for.  In the comment I quote another student’s comment about what he has to say about the article.  Later I go on to added my additional opinion and ask a question which furthers the discussion about teenagers sending pictures. The only bad thing I saw in this comment was a typo of some to something*.

Comment 2

Similar to the comment above I quoted another student that made a good point about the article.  I use their comment to expand on the article and my comment as a whole.  I end the comment by asking the author why she chose the topic of Wolves which leaves it open ended for a reply.

Live Tweeting Experience

Prior to this class I was the type of person that hated Twitter.  Personally I thought Twitter was a waste of time, and really only for people that had to be on their phones constantly.  This media site had just left a sour taste in my mouth and I became super apposed to it.

After finding out that we would have to learn about Twitter, and have to tweet about things in this class I was super in disappointment.  Though having to to go through the procedure, because I did not want to FAIL the class, I ended up starting to like it surprisingly.  I guess like many things, when you are forced to try something, it is all about your attitude and how you approach it.  Though hating Twitter, I was willing to give it another try.  Doing many of the assignment and playing Twitter vs Zombies, created a little spark in my attitude about Twitter.  Playing these fun games and interacting with classmates, showed me how Twitter can be exciting and beneficial.  Not only was it fun, but I was about to reach out to others in the class that I haven’t talked to and see the humorous sides of them as well.

Live tweeting sounded lame at first, but in reality can be a fun and exciting thing.  In today’s day and age it is harder to keep the attentions of students, so bringing games and interactive lessons with Twitter can help students focus.  As stated by Long ,”I live-tweet for the same reason I take notes, it heightens my attention, forces me to become an active listener”.  Also you can find on Twitter, that, “There’s a real advantage to live-tweeting. For example, our research into live-tweeting by @MLB teams found that it resulted in follower growth 1.6x the average and 1.9x as many Retweets.”

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So I have come to realize that Twitter isn’t just for people that need time to waste or have boring lives and cannot come up with anything better to do.  So this is how I personally felt, anyone else care to share their experiences?  How’d you feel about Twitter in the first place? How’d you end up liking it? And what was your favorite part?