Thing 10 Wikimedia

To complete this ‘Thing’ I completed  the Wikipedia  adventure and explored Wikimedia. I have a much better  understanding  of what Wikipedia  is and how it works. Before  completing this task I was highly scepti…

Thing 10 Wikimedia

Thing 11 Copyright

Despite having to prepare presentations and create materials for students I have to confess it is only fairly recently that I have taken a real interest in the area of copyright. Despite this in the past I have spent too much time trawling the int…

Thing 11 Copyright

Thing 8. Facebook

The digital legacy page was interesting. It’s important to consider what will happen in the same way you prepare for the closing of other aspects of your life. Having had some of  my Facebook friends pass away over the  years I’ve w…

Thing 8. Facebook

Thing 7 – Twitter

I’ve never really got to grips with Twitter. It seemed to me the Twittersphere was for mutual admiration and back slapping. However I spent some time tonight going through the twitter guides in Thing 7 and can now see I was only scr…

Thing 7 – Twitter

Thing 6 – Accessibility

What a great course this has been so far. I’ve learnt something new in every activity.It must have been about the mid 90’s when I got my first Nokia mobile phone. I remember it went off when I was on the bus and the entire bus turned around t…

Thing 6 – Accessibility

Diversity

I got this message from my wife today. Mmmmm……….what have I done? I’m sure I emptied the dishwasher this morning.  Maybe I didn’t. This doesn’t look good. Where’s the nearest garage? Some emergency flowers may be in order. Han…

Diversity

Digital Security

Following the instructions for ‘Thing 4’ I opened the Play Store app on my Android. I found the menu which listed all the apps installed on my phone and chose the most harmless looking one to find out the permissions it had, ‘Office Jerk’. Sorry, …

Digital Security

Digital Footprint

I’m great at starting a social media account with the best of intentions. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, I think I also have a pinterest account and back in the day I paid my £5 to contact an old school pal on Friends Reunited. I’ve never really thought about how I use this media and why I use this media until I read this section. I spend too much of my time scrolling down pages of other peoples posts and not contributing much myself. I enjoyed reading the checklist and will re-evaluate my use of social media to make it (hopefully!) a more productive use of my time.

The main point I took away from Googling myself was how many Angus Ferguson’s there are in the world. Although we can think of ourselves as being unique I read a number of profiles from an Angus Ferguson in the USA or Canada which wasn’t too far away from my own!

Digital Footprint