- Plains or Oceans - something great and unchanging, despite factors looking to alter them (wow, I really think I'm a pretty good writer, huh?)
- Skies throughout the day - I have no idea but it would really appeal to me to have different backgrounds possibly changing from sunrise to moonrise, showing the time that's passed since I began each project
Monday, December 7, 2009
- add more pictures and media in general
- add more personal touches (don't focus solely on general RA things)
- add more real stories/try and make HC more realistic with references
Wikitravel Site -
- more detail and design
- more discussion posts
- add entries
- they have good artifacts, and explain the development and reason for the artifacts, and give a honest and thorough self-review of them
- should have a clear navigation with a straightforward layout
- "careful use of color"
- should have a purpose denoted outright
The article had many subpoints concerning these topics, but these are the main headings to be followed. There were also little boxes with tips not concerning any of the above-mentioned that were helpful. When creating an online portfolio, this article will surely come in handy.
Friday, November 20, 2009
1. Conservation strategies, both ones on a larger scale (what are we doing?) and a smaller scale (what cant he reader do?)
2. Educational information about the turtles, life cycles, mating habits, migration habits, food source, common predators, etc.
3. Turtles in media, where do they show up, why are they such a fixture, and what do they represent
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
When I reviewed the product page, I was surprised to see how in depth you could be with the profiles created. Some examples shown on the home page were fantastically done, and really allowed both user interaction and the owner to tout information on their subject of choice. It seems pretty balanced. This program/service seems a bit daunting after the tutorial/run through, but I look forward to using it.
Boyd also made some fantastic points about the use of social networking sites as spamming for political activists. I can 100 percent agree with that statement because while Boyd may not cite research, it is something I have experienced often in my own life. (See psychology's "person who" theory on how I can justify refuting the clearly presented reseach of Bennet). All in all, I thought both arguments had interesting points, but I will continue to support Boyd's theories.
Friday, November 13, 2009
On the other hand, the article was extremely lengthy. While I appreciate it's depth, I cannot say that enjoyed the read. As previously stated, often times I feel rather well informed on these subject, if only because I grew up in the midst of the SNS maelstrom. All in all though, it was a solid, informative read.