WE ARE BACK on the Clonmel Digital Campus and enjoying an exceptionally reliable suite of online support services. Since this is the first time a new cohort of students has met me, I think it's important to offer a quick overview of the online spaces I use when teaching Media Writing to creatives.
I HAVE STARTED using Amplenote and wonder how its content behaves when embedded and when served as a URL slug. I'm trying to share an Amplenote that I've started concerning Clonmel Digital students on their work placements. If the embed code works correctly, this blog post will show work in progress as I update content on my Note 9.
The tick boxes are part of a process used in task management services. In my case, I'm ticking boxes when I have completed 360 feedback with students whose work I've monitored during an exceptionally challenging period of COVID restrictions.
THE FIRST MAINSTREAM PUBLICATION to mention the word "blogs" was The New York Times on August 2, 1999. While blogging has receded as a touchpoint for everyday discussion, services like WordPress continue offering compelling reasons to host content on the open internet instead of behind closed apps such as Instagram and Facebook.
ACCORDING TO TWITTER, I am interested in items I like, retweet, or comment upon. According to YouTube, I'm interested in things that lead to the highest paid advertisements. Facebook's [algorithm] has lost its way, totally subordinating Facebook Group activity for mindless emotive musings of my friends. I count on Instagram to serve me advertisements of things I try to buy locally.
MY FIRST EXPOSURE to snippets of knowledge on a screen came to me via Scripting News written by Dave Winer. Twenty years later, [nuggets] of information drop onto my mobile screens through apps like Feedly, Inoreader, and Readwise.
I CHANNELED MOST of my attention to trusted voices throughout the COVID-19 phase of my life. Those voices often appeared in the apps on the second screen of my phone (above). Jamie Knightley points out that during the same time period, COVID redefined the value and influence of traditional PR.