Indigemoji – Diversity and Representation

Several weeks ago Thing 5 from the University of Edinburgh’s  23 Things for Digital Knowledge course prompted me to explore diverse online representation through the use of avatars, emoticons and emoji.  While I discovered a variety of emoji representing skin colour and cultural diversity, one group not represented was Indigenous Australians. I was very excited …

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Indigemoji – Diversity and Representation

Thing 8 – Facebook

Around the world more than 1.62 billion people log onto the social media platform Facebook on a daily basis (I have to admit to being one of those Facebook fans), and  5 new Facebook profiles are created every second (Zephoria Digital Marketing, October 2019).  Thing 8 explores some aspects of this highly popular social media …

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Thing 8 – Facebook

Thing 6 -Accessibility

Do you have trouble accessing information on the web? Thing 6 discusses how the internet can make information inclusive and accessible, and conversely,  the factors and barriers which decrease accessibility. There is some amazing technology available to assist users to access internet content (text to speech translators is one example), but these can only assist …

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Thing 6 -Accessibility

Thing 5 – Diversity

Thing 5 discusses diverse representation online and the use of avatars and emoji. I was asked to consider how the release of diverse emoji and emoticons (by Facebook and Apple among others) enables us to better represent ourselves online. Do customisable emoji encourage social inclusion, or conversely, do they actually contribute to racism? It was …

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Thing 5 – Diversity

Thing 3

Thing 3 from the 23 Things for Digital Knowledge Course.

Thing 3

Thing 7 – Twitter

I completed this Thing as a beginner. The first thing I learned was that I had set up a Twitter account in November 2010 and had not posted a single tweet! I still haven’t and I’m not sure that I ever will. I find the application intuitive and very easy to use – it is […]

Thing 7 – Twitter

More things

Continuing the 23 Things journey & have now arrived at Thing 3. I know right, 2 Things in 1 day! Thing 3 is about the Digital Footprint and one of the tasks is to Google yourself. I have done this before so I assume I have some idea what to expect. My privacy setting on […]

More things

Newbie

It’s a big deal for someone who does not particularly enjoy writing to commit to a blog. Once you have a flow, it’s all good, it’s just the getting there. Aside from which, my mind is not on happy blogging activities. My mind is with Cappi who joined other past doggies last Friday. For purely […]

Newbie