Internet Happy – Assignment #1 – Forward we GO!

Week #2 – A Recap & Forward Motion!

The Course Schedule page is here (this is our most important page as it hosts all of our weekly assignments and their specifications – please check this page each week at the beginning of class.)

1. Did you Read the welcome blog post here <–it has an assignment that prepares us for this week – the assignment details are located at the bottom of the post, it asks you to leave a comment, and to respond to one of your classmate’s comments, did you? 

2. Let’s get signed up! Did you sign up for the CUNY commons and the CT101 website? If not, please review the process for access to the CUNY commons and the CT101 website here  Read this blog post for details < —

And now… this week, its time to get blogging!

**Here is the class tutorial about assignment #1 from class on 9/6 – 0cTQWah$

Let’s learn about and tour our WordPress blogging interface. We will discuss and learn how to sign in, add text, verbiage, images, GIFs, videos, hyperlinks and contextual content into the blogging interface! We will begin by sharing some sentiments accompanied by visual media to help tell our stories.

***Each week I will screen record a video tutorial that demonstrates techniques and tips for each assignment – The tutorials will always be posted shortly after class directly into the blog post with the assignment details.

This Week’s Assignment…

Assignment #1 – What Makes You Happy on the Internet?

Your goal for this week will be to read and follow the info / links listed in this week’s blog post. Absorb the information and then begin to prepare and gather all of needed media, images, links and content that you need to create and publish your first blog post here on our class website!

(This assignment was originally created by Professor Michael B. Smith a few years ago, it still holds true as a great example and ice-breaker for our first blogging assignment.)

In a new blog post, take the time to introduce anything you want about yourself and describe a piece, or multiple pieces of the internet that is “making you happy” this week. Share what the content is about, the media format, and the online space in which it was discovered. Let us know why this (or these things) make you happy! Make sure it’s something you can ’embed’ into your post and be sure to link back to the original source of the the item (hyperlink).

(I shared my example, its at the bottom of this post in the form of a hyperlink)

Below is also an example:

“I discovered recently a writer who made side-by-side comparisons of frames from the Simpsons with frames from the original movies that inspired the cartoon. I love this kind work because it shows how culture is seemingly endlessly recycled and remixed.”

Also, here’s a video short (below) from the original, famous “shower scene” from the 1960 film Psycho that the inspiration is drawn from.

For another example of “how” your assignment #1 post can potentially look, check out professor Seslow’s example:

Assignment #1 Example Fun with Ryan

PS – THIS whole blog post is an example of a good quality post! Notice the length, the amount of embedded media added, hyperlinks, content and context to help support the verbiage.

It all just takes a little bit of regular practice.

Let’s do it!


4 thoughts on “Internet Happy – Assignment #1 – Forward we GO!”

  1. I’m excited about the internet because of YouTube and Sound Cloud. You can find anything on YouTube . I love listening to new artists and watching their music videos, and looking at a persons everyday life on the internet from another part of the world. It’s a part of pop culture and everyday life to know how to utilize these platforms . I really enjoy making music and sharing it- I haven’t made anything new in a while, however YouTube is a great platform to upload music and share songs. I’ve been using SoundCloud . I love music and sharing ideas through this platform . The internet makes me interested in sharing art- and watching artists evolve . It makes me feel hopeful about my future as an artist, even though it can be tricky to manipulate. Anything with music makes me excited and thrilled to share . I think about forty year olds on Tik tok, and I truly think it’s funny how pop culture can be expressed at any age- it’s keeping an open mind the having all people review content . But someone’s age and digital platforms – that’s another story . It’s A great way to get messages out there and watch others content at any age through various platforms .

    1. Hi Tiffany, this is a great work in progress on assignment #1, however, it needs to be published as a blog post – please check out the assignment details for week #2 on the Course Schedule page, thank you! 🙂

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