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.


Gender in Research

How does gender affect your research?  Does it affect the credibility? Topics? Opinions?  When searching for articles, facts, and things important to your research do you even stop to think, oh this was done by a man or women, or do you just carry on and not care what gender the information came from?  Personally, I think the information can be just as credible or false coming from either a women or a man, but I do believe that gender and be very beneficial to different topics.  For example, Cohen talks about “friendship bracelets” being something more common to women and baseball cars ,or toy soldiers to men.  Though you can acquire the same facts and knowledge about these topics from both genders, it is more likely than not that women would know more about friendship bracelets and men more about baseball cards and toy soldiers.

Also, in Cohen’s article she talks about how she would like more women to edit Wikipedia pages.  She is not happy with the 15% women editing percentage.  She believes that there is more to be said about feminist things, that isn’t already out there.  Pages relating to male topics are much more detailed and filled out.  Although, I don’t think the problem is that women do not voice their opinions.  I think that they would rather voice them elsewhere, then Wikipedia.

As stated by Jay Baer,  “Pinterest skews heavily female. 70% in fact, according to our most recent study at The Social Habit.” Now this 85% to 15% with the males in favor may seem ridiculously high but on the other hand for Pinterest its 70% to 30% with the females on top.  In reality these percentages are fairly close.

Personally, I do not believe that women are lacking in voicing their opinions, but I feel as if women are just more interested in voicing their opinions elsewhere.  How do you feel about this? Of course it could be more beneficial if both sites, Pinterest and Wikipedia could come closer to a 1:1 ratio, though is it a necessity?