Are you exhausted yet?
YES! There is a reason why I don’t have this many social media sites: I don’t know how to work them! It’s been a struggle setting up the multiple accounts along with learning how to publish/interact with the community. I can say that I spent my fair share of time becoming frustrated with flickr and getting overwhelmed by twitter. Thankfully I was able to get some assistance from a few other members in this class, and I was able to publish my DS106 Multimodal Introduction.
At the moment I can say I’m not quite sure if I will maintain these accounts following the completion of this course. There is something about preserving an online image/persona that not only tires me just thinking about it, but also concerns me. I’m not sure I want so many people knowing what’s going on in my life. To each their own! This course will provide me the opportunity to see if that’s something I enjoy.
As I stated in my western blog post, I’m excited to learn more about the themes that form the genre. I plan on watching an older film; while Django Unchained (2012) pays homage to the many topics within western films, I can’t say I’ve truly been exposed. I was surprised to see the character Django as the protagonist to other western films listed among the playlist provided by the professor. I had not realized that he was a constant character in the genre. This has provided me a starting point to begin my western film education…