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  1. Mar 2018
    1. I currently use the Netvibes RSS reader because it provides three levels of organization that I can sync with my mental priorities.98 I have public dashboards, private ones, another one I use for academic matters, and still another for changing interests. Each dashboard makes it possible for me to easily create a series of tabs for different topics. I have a Netvibes "page" for digital journalism, for example, and tabs on that dashboard for new tools, new methods, citizen journalism, crap detection, and the news business.

      Similar to how different magazines and newspapers helped identify who was in the picture that was posed as a facebook, different tools are made to benefit and add on to research to find accurate sources.

    2. So you see, when it comes right down to it, crap-detection is something one does when he starts to become a certain type of person. Sensitivity to the phony uses of language requires, to some extent, knowledge of how to ask questions, how to vali­date answers, and certainly, how to assess meanings.

      To fully master he art of detecting false information, it is best to start to question, not doubt, everything and think logically. Literature terms such as tone, thesis, theme and more can initially guide one to find true meanings behind what is actually written.

    3. Adding words can return more precise answers, yet that means restricting the scope of the results. Frequently, at the beginning of a series of searches, you want to start more broadly. "Choose keywords that you think will appear on the page you seek, put yourself in the mind-set of the

      The idea of choosing specific and key words to advance a search reminds me of metadata we learned this semester. To advance search a material, it is best to start out broad and then to narrow down the search.

    4. Anybody who has spent suf­ficient hours or years surfing the Web can sense when a Web site is bro­ken or obviously badly designed,

      The ability to simply tell the accuracy of a web site all depends on the amount of experience a person has acquired. To detect crap or in other words false information, practice, awareness, and time are vital.

    5. This told me that Twitter can be an hour or more faster than existing news networks-if you know how to triangulate.

      Twitter along with other social media platforms are a great way to express ideas and gain information on various topics, but also it is imperative to keep in mind what all is being shared, said, and written. The crap detection method extends to social media as well.

    6. When my daughter asked, "How can I tell if anything I find on the Web is real?" I told her to "think skeptically, look for an author, and then see what others say about the author.

      The sad thing about the 21st century is that although there are many easier accessible resources people still go with the easiest route and that often relates to getting the wrong information. People now days do not want to think too much about a source because they assume because it is on the internet it is automatically somewhat true.

    7. that all is not what it seems to be online,

      The direct relationship this text has with the one by Shane Scott addresses how not everything that is portrayed online is accurate. For example, the Facebook profiles were definitely not accurate. The use of false information and stealing someone's identity is a felony.

    8. So while age can be a factor in crap-detection fluency, experience and engagement may be more important. A ten-year-old online game enthusi­ast or videoblogger may do more sophisticated credibility testing than an eighteen-year-old college student who doesn't use the Web much

      Although, age is a factor in how to detect false information, it all depends on the context being displayed. Some people are more passionate about one topic than others are. The more practice are awareness that is raised, the easier and better will the work of detecting fake information will be.

    9. Take the Web site's design into account, but don't count on it. Profes­sional design should not be seen as a certain indicator of accurate content (Genochoice and Hetracil are beautifully designed), yet visibly amateurish design is sometimes a signal that the "Institute of Such-and-Such" might be a lone crackpot. Treat a site's design not as validation of credibility but instead as one possible clue (along with grammatical errors, suspicious sources or lack thereof, and other people's negative opinions of the site) that could convince you to lower your evaluation of the site's credibility. If the author provides sources, search the authors' names. Have other Web sites linked to this page, and if so, who are the linkers? Use the search term "link: http:// ... " (with your URL in place of the ellipses) to see every link to a specified page. A veteran ink-stained-turned-digital journalist I've known since he left the San Frandsco Examiner to become a founding editor of Salon, Scott Rosenberg, has published an excellent guide for consumers of both news and any kind of information online:

      There are numerous ways to see if a website is credible. The layout and the information displayed on the site can either spark a red flag or prove to be accurate. Typically, credible sources have almost few to no errors on them, so take that into consideration before blindly believing what is being written when looking at a website. However, social media platforms are a little bit harder to find faults in, but that does not mean it is impossible. As Scott Shane said in his article, little details such as a bar and a bedroom looked as if it was located in Brazil. Any information that is portrayed can help in any way to find out the real truth.

    10. Crap Detection 101: How to Find What You Need to Know, and How to Decide If It's True

      In the primary text by Rheingold, the need to separate the good, credible sources from the wrong, false ones is imperative. He emphasizes that users of the web need to question everything and do additional research on authors to find their credibility. The need to detect false news is necessary especially when Scott Shane, writer of Mystery of Russian Fake on Facebook Solved, by a Brazilian," address the use of fake facebook profiles from real people.

    1. A text should be composed so that readers with limited vision, hearing, or touch-among other possible differ­ences within an audience-can still inter­act with the text. For instance, imagine that you're filming someone who speaks American Sign Language-would you film the person from the shoulders up, cutting their hands from the shot? No!

      No living individual is born the same. We all have different characteristics that make us who we are. The great thing about multimodality is that it targets different senses and needs that allows every individual to gain access to a certain topic but through different forms.

    2. The 111e,li11111 is the way in which your text reaches your audi­ence.

      The medium in the article, "Deaf Community Outraged After Interpreter Signed Gibberish Before Irma," is reached through criticism from the public regarding the amateur claiming to know sign language. The medium in this case is an online commentary post regarding the entire issue.

    3. ·1 he gestural mode refers to the way movement, such as body lan­guage, can make meaning. When we Interact with people in real lifeor watch them on-screen, we can tell a lot about how they are feel­ing and what they arc trying to communicate.

      Gestural mode is the most important claim in identifying how sign language and the article correlate in being a multimodal piece of work. The interpreter in the video is using hand gestures to communicate to the deaf community that is watching the press conference.

    4. The spatial mode is about physical arrangement.

      Spatial mode does not fully relate to my supplemental text but the layout of the article is indeed spatial. The format in which the video was placed at the very top, while the written text was followed below it illustrates as to how the article is multimodal.

    5. Whether we are talking abouta speech, a video demonstration, sound effects on a Web site, or the audio elements of a radio program, the aural mode provides multiple ways of communicating and understanding a message,including: • music•sound effects•ambient noise/sounds•silence•tone of voice in spoken language•volume of sound•emphasis and accent

      The short video of the press conference relating to hurricane Irma is an example of aural mode. The video consists of volume of sounds, tone of voice in spoken language and more.

    6. The aural mode focuses on sound.

      People that communicate with sign language primarily focus on hand gesture, but they often make noises too. Even though, the noises are not actual words, they are sounds.

    7. The visual mode refers to the use of images and other characteris­tics that readers sec. Billboards, flyers, television, Web sites, lighted advertising displays, even grocery store shelves bombard us with visual information in an effort to attract our attention. We can U'ie this mode to communicate representations of how something look'> or how someone is feeling, to instruct, to persuade, and to entertain, among other things.

      Although, sign language doesn't really deal with images or artistic structures it does deal with how a person feels and how it represents a person. Because people who use sign language cannot talk, they represent how they are feeling through their hand gestures in which others can see what is being said. So it isn't directly related to the definition, but indirectly visual mode has some components on how sign language is used.

    8. They are all multimodal.

      The supplemental text I chose to use is "Deaf Community Outraged After Interpreter Signed Gibberish Before Irma" because sign language is a way to communicate and get information across to individuals. Sign language is specifically a combination of visual, aural, and gestural mode.

    9. The linguistic mode and the ability to use it carefully matter verymuch in contemporary communication.

      The feedback from outraged individuals regarding the botched use of sign language from the amateur illustrated use of linguistic mode. The viewers expressed the danger the amateur could have posed on the deaf community with his unrelated use of words from what was actually being said.

    10. The linguistic mode refers to the use of language, which usuallymeans written or spoken words.

      Typically, any news channel on tv have very important information to deliver to the viewers. The structure of the words, the delivery of the information is key on getting the message across. For example, the news coverage on hurricane Irma, during a press conference, exhibited linguistic mode.

    11. M11/timoda/ describes how we combine multiple different ways of communicating in everyday life.

      Every living species has a distinct way of communicating with one another. Both animals and humans range of communicating is beyond anyones reach to comprehend. One specific method used in communicating among the deaf community, is using sign language. Sign language is multimodal because it is a way for people to interact and get information from one person to another on a daily basis.

  2. Jan 2018
    1. A key area of contestation in the literature on material culture is the question of agency and the ways in which objects can produce particular effects or allow and permit certain behaviors or cultural practices

      In a way, material culture has the job of appealing to the entire culture as a whole. Those that study this branch of art and history have a problematic task identifying as to which objects pertain to the culture as a whole and signify specific behaviors. Material culture is a combination of art, history, and cultural appeal, in my opinion.

    2. Those who study material culture are situated in a wide range of disciplines such as archaeology, anthropology, geography, history, design, and sociology.

      This statement proves merely how material culture is a broad culture and allows anyone to find something fascinating through it.

    3. The study of material culture centers upon objects, their properties, and the materials that they are made of, and the ways in which these material facets are central to an understanding of culture and social relations.

      The beauty of material culture is that any generation can produce or generate it. Material culture is a metaphor that allows people to connect with their surrounding and atmosphere but in a unique way.