Re-Purposed Content with GIRL TALK

(Via Jaysieganpresents) The creative mind of Gregg Michael Gillis, commonly known as Girl Talk, is an American musician/DJ and is known for his expertise is in musical mashups and digital sampling. Within the documentary RiP! A Remix Manifesto , it describes that while some individuals may view his work as copyright infringement, many listeners believe he musical genius….

The tale of the Long Tail

  This is no new news. The Internet has brought forth so much more to our lives besides cute animal videos and instant online communication. It literally had its grasp on business and changed how business is conducted. The use of social media platforms and other new media technologies are being used everyday for PR…

Do you have Empathy?

NEWS POST Empathy- is the latest gadget to come out of Silicon Valley that uses virtual reality to better understand human emotion on a larger scale. A couple weeks back, Mark Zuckerberg was able to visit  Puerto Rico and witness the U.S territory still suffering from last month’s hurricane while on the roof of Facebook…

Journalism in Transition

It comes to no surprise anymore that with every passing day there is some sort of new craze, whether it be a new app, new technology or yet another viral video. It’s the norm now. If we take were to take a trip down beginnings of journalism we would see a completely different take on…

WomenWhoCode. Meet the Women Who Walk The Walk and Talk the Talk.

    Last week Texas State University hosted Mass Comm week. What’s that you ask? Well it’s a  week generated towards mass communication undergrad and graduate students that allows them to hear from professionals and discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. The week was planned out with panels, workshops, a career fair, and a variety…

BRACE YOURSELF IT’S MC WEEK

According to a wide range of stats, the amount of women represented in the tech world make up an estimated percentage of 25%. The percentage is even smaller in the pool of women who code.   It comes at no surprise that there’s a major gender gap when it comes to women in the tech world….

Officially Google Certified

  Officially Google Certified.  It’s difficult to think of a time when browsers and search engines were not a thing. It’s perfectly put in  JP Mangalindan’s, The browser wars are back!, that the war over the Internet browsers is heating up again. It’s no secret that websites are set up/act  differently depending on the browser version…

What’s your AIM?

Just the other day I “celebrated” my 9th year anniversary of being a Facebook user. So by doing the math correctly I was 13 years old when I made my Facebook profile and my parents were PO’d. Sure they were aware that I had a Myspace account but they didn’t care all too much as…

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I can remember at the tender age of 10 years old being asked by my fourth grade teacher the major question , “what do you want to be when you grow up?”. This question still looms around my head every day. You see, most girls in my class would answer as follows: -a nurse -a…

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Two things come to mind when I think of how we use digital media. (A) how free-range and capable we are because of it and (B) how much we rely on it. With everything at our fingertips (literally) I wonder how the world would be if one day it was all stripped away. On the…

Defining Digital Media

If you look up the phrase “Digital Media” you’ll come across the many different definitions. Wikipedia defines digital media as “is any media that is encoded in a machine readable format. Digital media can be created, viewed, distributed, modified and preserved on digital electronic devices.”  When I think of digital media I think of a wide…

First things first

Let’s just dive right into it. The innovation of the Internet has come a long way in such a short amount of time. I can say that I knew of what life was like before I even had access to a computer or the Web for that matter, but I’m not entirely confident I could…