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Understanding Electronic Word of Mouth: Instagram Field Notes (Pt. 1)

To help me better understand how audiences react to Electronic Word of Mouth (EWoM) content across different social media channels I decided to analyse a variety of skincare influencers (or skinfluencers if you will) on Instagram. One of the first skinfluencers I analysed was @jadeywadey180…

Understanding Electronic Word of Mouth: TikTok Field Notes (Pt. 1)

This is part 1 of my TikTok field notes for my ethnographic research project about online skincare communities. I am looking to better understand how audiences’ reactions to Electronic Word of Mouth (EWoM) content differs across different social media channels, by analysing a variety of skincare influencers (or skinfluencers if you will) on Instagram and TikTok. This blog features my fieldnotes about my experience with five pieces on content from prominent TikTok creator, @skincarebyhyram…

The Journey of My Digital Artefact

A contextual essay reflecting on my digital artefact for BCM206 (Future Networks). My Digital Artefact: @Goddess.sayings The [concept] The concept for my digital artefact was to create a quote inspired content that specifically targeted girls. I developed this project because I find that quotes can really affect my mood and give me motivation, I wantedContinue reading “The Journey of My Digital Artefact”

In the Age of the Internet of Things- How Far is Too Far?

In today’s digital age more and more objects are becoming connected to the Internet. Whilst this is a time of great innovation as developers find ways to make everyday items even better, there are also many products being created that you wouldn’t think would need to be ‘smart’.

Interviewing a Stranger Using a Narrative Approach- A reflection

Last week for my BCM313 (The Future of Work) class, I had to identify someone that was working professionally in a way relevant to my future and conduct a interview with them using a narrative approach. The narrative approach to helping is based on constructionist thinking about how we are ‘constructed’ as people by theContinue reading “Interviewing a Stranger Using a Narrative Approach- A reflection”

The Networked Fourth Estate- Can We Reduce the Unequal Power Dynamics?

Yochai Benkler (2011) describes the Networked Fourth Estate as, “the set of practices, organizing models, and technologies that are associated with the free press and provide a public check on the branches of government.”, which differs from traditional press, “in that it has a diverse set of actors instead of a small number of major presses.”…

Bcm206 Project Beta!

For my Digital Artefact, I decided to make a quotes page on Instagram. Click the following link to view my current prototype, Goddess Sayings. So, what’s the point of my Digital Artefact? [Social utility:] The social utility this project has for my users is that it provides inspirational and motivational content in an aesthetic andContinue reading “Bcm206 Project Beta!”

Digital Feudalism- Data Harvesting and the Issue of Property Rights

In modern times it seems as though it is becoming increasingly impossible to stay disconnected from online platforms. We connect with friends and family through Facebook, keep up with news on Twitter, apply for jobs on LinkedIn and buy any product we want through online stores When nearly all of a society’s personal and professionalContinue reading “Digital Feudalism- Data Harvesting and the Issue of Property Rights”