Archive for March, 2012

All Revved Up and Ready to Go!

Friday, March 30th, 2012

This week has been exciting for my group do to all the new changes that have taken place! As of yesterday we officially have moved over to and now have a new URL:! Jim Groom has been extremely helpful in this shift, even going so far as installing the plug-ins for us! This weekend I will finally be able to catchup with our contract and get the Timeline all hammered out. Other than that, our group is still trucking away at making content labels and gathering citations together.

Altogether I do feel that is seems like we aren’t doing too much when we present to the class, but most of the stuff we have been working on has been behind the website work, so to speak. However, with the move-over officially completed, I feel we’ll have a lot more to present in the upcoming weeks 🙂


Weekly Update!

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

This week we reviewed our resumes as a class and continued working on our projects. In regards to my resume, I’m still considering what to add picture-wise and interest wise. But other than thinking my resume over, my group and I have been individually working on making context labels for the cartoon. Altogether we should have 1/3rd of them completed and ready to be posted to our new site!

Selling Yourself

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

This week in class, we discussed not only what our identity is on the internet, but also how to make ourselves appealing to the job market. Outside of our continuing work on our projects, we were also set to the task of creating a digital resume. My resume, I must admit, is still going through the works. I have all the information necessary up, but I must admit I’m a little confused on how to work the plug-ins, like the contact me form, and how to assign it to certain pages. Despite this, I’m happy with how its turned out. This project forced me to write a resume (which I haven’t had to do before) and made me seriously consider the fact that I will be looking for a teaching job in a little over a year. Going forward with this, I’ll be working on finding/adding pictures to make it more visually appealing as well as use the advice of our guest speaker this week and make it more personal by adding in a twitter feed and such.

If you want to check it out, you can find it here

Who I Am According to the Internet

Monday, March 5th, 2012

This week’s readings include the looking at and reading blog posts and web pages based around who we are on the internet. I checked out: Digital Tattoo, “on distributed presence (and blogrolls),” and Seth’s Blog on “Personal Branding in the Google Age.” Each page and entry were really interesting and prompted me to Google myself. What I found was exactly what I wanted to find: nothing. Having a parent who is up in the government and is familiar with the hire and fire process, I’ve been lectured since day one on how you never put anything on the internet that you would not like your future boss to see. As a result, I have my facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and all other social media pages carefully filtered and/or completly blocked from the public eye. With the exception of my Google+ profile picture appearing, the only other information that came up was my YouTube page (where I do not post videos) which shows a handful of the videos I liked which included health tips and a bunch of nerdy things related to Harry Potter and my current literary love, The Hunger Games.

Overall, this weeks readings had me thinking about who I am on the internet and prompted me to search myself and confirm what I knew about my online privacy. On that note, I also want to share that Google itself has changed its privacy policy and that it can now track your searches when signed into your Google account and use that to prompt advertisers to sell things to you. However, this also implicates that Google is collecting your searches and can sell them to your future employer. Thankfully you can make your web history private, so everyone make sure you do that.

Enjoy your Spring Break!