I was very lucky in that I already had my domain set-up, which made preparing a site for ds106 much easier. I will say I wasn’t entirely sure whether to consider my digital studies blog a fully devoted ds106 blog or not, but was able to successfully link to the ds106 course feed (which is what matters!). I enjoyed setting up some new social media accounts, and was particularly impressed by how smart Twitter was. As I was choosing accounts to follow, Twitter immediately began suggesting sites related to interests I’m particularly passionate about. While I found this exceedingly cool, perhaps I should be a bit more perturbed that Twitter seems to have access to my Internet searches…
I really enjoyed the introductions! It was a quick way to experiment some with all of these different platforms. I also thought Austin Kleon’s post was pretty thought-provoking. I believe the Internet has evolved to a point where creator-fan interactions are increasingly being facilitated, and this ultimately should be embraced and leveraged by the creator. On a technical note, my usage of hypothesis went well. I’m a little undecided as to whether I should just annotate or also highlight (I ultimately decided the more the merrier). All of the tagging also took a little bit of getting used to, but was ultimately successful. In regards to our Internet post, I appreciated its philosophical nature. The Internet has profound implications, but we often overlook these due to its omnipresence in our everyday lives. I also welcomed the opportunity to pick and choose an article that particularly interested us. Generally I feel that more options makes assignments more easily embraced as opposed to being viewed as a chore.
Overall it seems pretty clear that working on these assignments in small doses over the course of the week is key! ds106 seems like it will require a lot of effort, but luckily many of the topics seem to be ones I’m passionate about (so hopefully I won’t really view those assignments as work).
Below are my media creations for the week!
— Anna Rinko (@rinko_anna) August 29, 2016