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My ethnographic research project pitch!

The following video summarises my plans and goals for my ethnographic research project. Make sure to check out my previous blog posts about my media niche, field site, research plan, and ethical issues, for more information. The field site: For my research project I will be specifically focusing on Skincare by Hyram; a prominent personaContinue reading “My ethnographic research project pitch!”

The Attention Economy- How we are becoming the product

Since there is a surplus of information, more information flowing through our society than any of us could ever hope to process or understand, the new bottleneck on our economy is attention. We now live in an attention-based economy. Mark Manson Information is increasingly limitless and convenient to access, but our time and attention is not. TheContinue reading “The Attention Economy- How we are becoming the product”

Background research and ethical considerations!

If you haven’t seen them yet, make sure to read my prior blog posts explaining my media niche, field site and research plan for my ethnographic research project. Background research: To help form a better understanding of my observations I will also looking into academic theories and frameworks regarding social media, specifically, passive and activeContinue reading “Background research and ethical considerations!”

How my job almost ruined my friendship! – An exercise in narrative thinking

This is a story about how a change in work dynamic almost ruined my relationship with my childhood friend, who we will call Charlie (that’s a pseudonym and I have permission to share this story). At the beginning of this year, I found a new casual hospitality job working mainly as a bartender and waitress.Continue reading “How my job almost ruined my friendship! – An exercise in narrative thinking”

Email Overload & The Chronic Task of Sorting

There is no doubt that the internet has led to many changes in the ways we work. More and more people are now able to work remotely, or from home, meaning flexible hours, increased comfortability and for some it means they can spend more time with their family. However, this leads to the issue ofContinue reading “Email Overload & The Chronic Task of Sorting”

BCM206- Project Pitch!

the [ w h a t ] For my digital artefact I will be creating, aggregating and curating content for a motivational quote page. This content will be primarily shared on Instagram, as well Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Check out the prototype! I was inspired by many of the other quote accounts I see onlineContinue reading “BCM206- Project Pitch!”

The Network Society Paradigm

As digital technologies become increasingly prevalent in our lives we become further connected in what can be called the network society paradigm. Global information networks combined with the increasing accessibility to personal computers and smartphones, and as such, the internet, has lead to millions of people being a part of an online society who areContinue reading “The Network Society Paradigm”

Ethnographic research project: The plan of attack!

Step 1- Problematise! In my earlier posts, I identified my media niche and field site for this project. The next step in forming a plan for my research is problematising my media niche. My media niche is TikTok skincare content and for my field site I’ve decided to focus on Skin Care by Hyram; aContinue reading “Ethnographic research project: The plan of attack!”

The Internet- A Global Nervous System

This week we looked at the timeline of events that lead to the internet as we know it today. For my remediation I decided to create a meme that reflects the importance of the ARPANET (The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) program in relation to the development of the internet. The ARPANET program was oneContinue reading “The Internet- A Global Nervous System”

Narrowing it down & finding my field site!

In my last post ‘My media niche: Skincare, Makeup and TikTok!‘, I realised that the media niche I want to learn more about is the beauty community on TikTok. However, this niche is still super broad! There is all different kinds of content such as makeup tutorials, skincare journeys, product reviews, there’s even a micro-niche knownContinue reading “Narrowing it down & finding my field site!”