Category: 23things

Thing 7 – Twitter

This week there were three options for this Thing: beginners activities, intermediate activities, and choose not to sign up. I think this kind of self-selection of activities is something we should see more in courses like this, although I would like to see an “advanced” activity list as well OR have a portion that relates…

By JR January 23, 2019 0

Thing 6 – Accessibility

This week’s think is accessibility, particularly when it comes to creating web content. The 23 things site provides a list: When creating online content always keep the following in mind: Don’t only convey information through colour or an image. Ensure there are text alternatives to enable people with sight impairments to access the information. Ensure that text…

By JR January 22, 2019 0

Thing 5 – Diversity

This week’s first thing is about diversity, in particular, representative avatars through unicode (emojis) and images (bitmoji). I have to admit I was probably late to the game in finding out the new emojis had come out from Apple as the functionality was added through “press and hold”, and the time it took me to…

By JR January 22, 2019 0

Bonus Thing A

The bonus thing was to consider creating a definitive “About Me Page”. When I was in grad school I actually used about.me to create this page, and linked to other online profiles I had from there. About.me started out as a one page bio, and over time I saw it start to encroach on LinkedIn’s…

By JR January 21, 2019 1

Thing 4 – Digital Security

Not the first time I’ve quoted this song on this blog, but when a band writes a song based on Orwell’s 1984 and you’re talking about privacy and security in the 21st century it’s hard not to think of this song. Although, if we consider Neil Postman’s book Amusing Ourselves to Death we must consider…

By JR January 11, 2019 0

Thing 3 – Digital Footprint

Overview As I mentioned in the previous post, most of what we could read this week sounds familiar. From some of the warnings/cautions espoused by professors during my undergrad days, through to what I read a bit more widely online. Most of the advice circles social media, of course, the likeliness of people having FB,…

By JR January 7, 2019 0