Now this week I am going to talk about something that is very well known in this world. And that is Copyright Laws. You see what a copyright law does is it protects the content of a piece of work, such as: music, film, tv, products, etc. And the originator/creator owns all right to the work and decides where it goes, who can see it and also who can have it. What this does is it prevents others from trying to steal and use these pieces of work elsewhere for their own purposes. For example, Pirating movies is illegal because it breaks copyright laws and these people record the movies in the theatre and then make copies and sell them for money without the knowledge of the original owner. In my opinion that is so messed up that people have the audacity to copy someone else work and use if for their own selfish needs. Copyright is something that needs to be around forever in order to protect ones work. Which leads me right into my next topic which is Plagiarism. Plagiarism is very similar to copyright. But this occurs when an individual takes word for word lets say a speech for example and uses it as their own speech and pretends as if they are the ones that wrote it. When in reality that is someone else’s doing. You are taking all the credit for something you didn’t do and taking all the hard work of someone else and making it seem as if you did it. This is so wrong on many levels. The creator probably spent hours working on there things and to have someone come and take all the credit for something they didn’t do is a shame. Now remixing is a little different. This is when someone takes small parts of a bigger picture and uses those small parts for a different project that has elements of the original. Now in my opinion this isn’t too bad because in most cases the originator gives permission and is often involved in the process of the remix. All in all I think people should stop trying to steal other peoples works of art because is horrible. To know that I could work so hard on something and the have someone come along and steal all of it and use it as if they did it is so disappointing and sad. I hope this will one day stop and that these laws are proven to be more strict that way it doesn’t happened again. Sorry if I became a little too involved in this weeks blog, but I really feel strongly about this and believe this needs to be taken care of.
I can hardly contain my excitement at this moment because of this new website that I was introduced to this past week! It is honestly one of the most creative and actually useful social media websites I have seen in a while. Even the layout and way it is all set up is very appealing to my eyes. This place pretty much organizes all the different types of social media accounts such as: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even Netflix! and puts it all on one page. From there you are able to click on your desired destination and it takes you straight to that site. This is so much easier and better than having to type in the URL and hit enter and all that other nonsense lol. As well as being introduces to this site, my teacher also challenged us to find an association or publication site of something that is in your desired field for a job in the future, (I chose the E! news network because thats where the celebrity news is on) and go to one of their social media outlets and to look at the people having conversations or sharing info on that page and see if they are the type of people you would want to follow for your own purposes. By doing this I am able to dive deeper into the world of entertainment which is what I plan on pursuing and it allows me to see other people interested in the same thing. It’s almost like this sort of chain where I go to one site, then from there go to another site associated with it, then see all the people on this new site, and so on and so forth. Its almost never ending if you think about it because one person will lead to another. This could be beneficial in the future cause I could start out interacting with people who are small in the business and eventually get to talking with some executives and the higher up people in the industry that could land me better gigs and jobs. Some things I was looking for within different peoples profiles were that they all stayed professional which is a good thing because you don’t want to be associated with someone who doesn’t care about the presence on social media because that could possibly harm you if you are seen conversation with them in the professional field. It’s also good to see that they interact with tons of other people with similar interest and don’t just have an account and not talk with other people because thats a turn off. Whats the point of having an account like that if you ant going got use it to its full potential. I hope that people look at my profiles and are interested by what they see and are intrigued to follow my path through life because that is one of my main goals, to take people through my journey of life through my social media accounts that way the world is able to view them!
Have you guys checked out Diigo yet? If not, you definitely should! Ive talked about using it before in one of my previous posts but after what we learned this week, I am even more intrigued by this website. It is so easy to use and becomes very helpful at times. I am able to see multiple posts by my fellow classmates and see what they are sharing to the group. This helps me learn new and exciting things that I never would seen or thought about if it wasn’t for a classmate sharing it. This website can be used for a variety of different reasons, you could just be sharing things with your friends, you could be in a group with coworkers sharing important information, or you could be like me in a group with classmates learning new things. You can even have conversations with fellow group members on the posts that they shared and the cool thing about this website is that everything that goes on in the group, everyone who is a member of the group can see it so thats interesting so see everyone collaborating and communicating with each other. As well as exploring Diigo, I also had the chance to check out this website called BitLy. This is an extremely beneficial tool for me. It allow the user to copy and paste a long URL, which I’m sure we all dread when trying to type it I’m somewhere, and lets you shorten the URL to something much easier and to your liking. That way when looking it up, its not this humungous line of random words and letters. I highly recommend that you guys take a look at these two websites because I know that they could come in handy at some point in you’re life.
You know, up until now I never knew how big the world of social media was. I was familiar with the popular sites such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. but I had no idea there were hundreds of other very useful and interesting sites that are available to oneself. I had the opportunity of exploring a couple of social media sites that are very new to me and I am actually enjoying them to my surprise. There is this one site by the name of Hootsuite which allows the user to add live streams of each of their different social media accounts all in one place without having to log into each one separately. This may possibly be one of my favorite sites now that I have had time to get a better understanding of it. This is great for me because I have a lot of different accounts and having them all in one is very beneficial and less confusing and stressful for me. I can see what’s going on in my Twitter and Facebook at the same time side by side and not have to switch tabs, what can get better than that?!?! In the future when I hopefully become a well known celebrity this will be of tremendous help because I will most likely have multiple accounts. Some for my fans and followers, and the other for my personal life such as family and close friends. Ive thought a lot about what I want to do after graduation and receiving by Bachelors degree in Communications, and I don’t think I’m going to continue another education. In my opinion I don’t think I will need it for the profession that I have my eye on. I plan on hoping on a one way trip to Hollywood to pursue my dreams. I know it’s not going to be easy but trust me I don’t give up on anything I set my mind to, Im willing to work my ass off (excuse the language) to succeed. I think that having a variety of online rescues available to me will not only help me get to where I want to be but also will open my eyes to what this world of technology has to offer to me. Especially with a big fan base ,which I hope to have one day, I need to stay on top of my game and make sure that I am updating an equal amount of info and stay consistent in all of my social media accounts.