Assignment #2 – My Overall Feelings/Thoughts about CT101

On the first day of class I was thinking it has its pros and cons. I don’t like how it’s a really early class, that I have to get up at 8 in the morning to get here at around 9 for a 10 am class, so I don’t have to be late. I am really a punctual person when it comes to making sure I am not late to any class as well as homework wise.

But at the same time, I was like trying to be positive and look at the bright side which was this class has to do with digital storytelling and that means it is going to be a very interesting class and has to do a lot with internet tools and skills which I think its cool and fun. Also this is only a two hour class, so one hour lecture and the second hour working/experimenting on  commons or assignment exercises.

So, when class ended on my first day, I was like “Wow! Time went by fast” but not in a way that’s like “I can’t wait to get home and sleep”. I’m actually content that this class is two hours because I believe you can have an hour or two and still learn a lot in a small amount of time instead of 3 or 4 hours of lectures where you just want to be on your phone or sleep because the class is boring and has a lot of information.

Once I heard from my professor about the course and its creative content, I actually liked the information I was receiving. It made me feel intrigued and invested in the class to do my best as I can be since this course speaks to my career interest and that any class that teaches anything with digital makes me excited and keep wanting to learn more.

Compared to my other classes, CT101 is the most interesting, creative, fun, imaginative and a lot less stressful class. CT101 gives me many options, and tries/trial and error that doesn’t make me feel like I am doing a terrible job on the work and that I’m failing the class. This class gives me plenty of chances to improve on my blog posts and get feedback from my classmates and professor that would not sound so harsh but genuine and helpful advice/tips unlike so many of my classes that I have taken so far.

The creative potentials of this class is that I get to create/use gifs from a gif maker source such as, insert hyperlinks, make my own gif from a YouTube clip/video using either Giphy or I will say that the potentials are endless because I am only on the fourth week and there is still much to learn in the next three months and I really can not wait!!!

I feel that learning new skills that use internet tools is really captivating and exciting. Sometimes it can be scary to try out new tools that I’ve never even heard of or even know how to use, but at the same time I am willing to face the challenge.

Now, let us look at some history of the Gif (jif or ghif). Wikipedia states that Gif stands for graphics interchange format and was developed by a team at the online services provider CompuServe led by American computer scientist Steve Wilhite and released on June 15 1987. Did you know that Whilhite stated that he intended for the pronunciation to purposely echo the American peanut butter brand Jif, and CompuServe employees would often joke “choosy developers choose GIF”, a spoof of Jif’s television commercials? I definitely didn’t know.

In my opinion, I prefer to go with the pronunciation of Gif as Jif with a soft g. I was always used to saying it that way all my life and I feel like it would be kind of strange to change the way I say Gif because once I know how to say a word, which I think and feel is the right/proper way of pronouncing it, I will always stick by my word.

I really loved the features of Giphy more than Imgur, but I don’t know why I couldn’t post the gif as you can see down below on here that I made on Giphy. So I made the same gif on Imgur with better and quicker results and not having any trouble with posting it on here. Now I’ll say that “I don’t want to hear anymore about the arguments of the right way or wrong way of pronouncing Gif”.

How can we use gifs to communicate feelings or emotions?

What is a Gif? Gifs are a great way to communicate feelings and thoughts, in a short type of video format without audio and in a low quality.

How can you transmit emotion or use Gif depends on your situation, for example I can use them to show my current state or mood, which I currently did to showing the wizard frog being sleepy and yawing because of it.

(The Gifs can’t be play on the page but if you look in the into the links you will be able to see them normally, the links are inside of the image).


Another example of Gif representing people’s feelings is in this Gif, where there is a guy waking up super confuse/surprised out of his bed, which I guess It has happened to a lot of people during their life when they wake up late.

(The Gifs can’t be play on the page but if you look in the into the links you will be able to see them normally, the links are inside of the image).

I used more Giphy since is more full of regular and clean gifts that do not contain any text or memes, unless imgur which is full of Gifs that are memes with blank texts on top of them, I personally rather use Gif that I can look deeper into them and that are made to just watch and feel what do they have to offer you.


What did you think on the first day of the CT101? My thoughts on my first day of school in CT101 are, that it was relaxing and surprising for me since my professor was deaf, plus I felt happy that I finally had a page to do my work, that isn’t the all reliable blackboard which I know for shutting itself down when I most need him.

Did you like hearing about the course and its creative content? How did it make you feel? Yes I do like hearing about the course and it’s content since I’m learning new things in the internet that I did not knew about in the pass, it makes me feel less nerdy or the type of dude who has to spends a lot of time in the internet because of current circumstances.

How does CT101 compare to some of your other classes? CT101 is more relaxing compare to other classes, is kind of a break that will allow you to progress with your classes and credits through the whole semester, which is a nice thing to have.

What are the potentials of this class? I guess the potential of the class are the topics of what we can speak about in any given future, for example how social media works, how influencers change people’s mind, what are the negative things of social media and how they could be fix.

How do you feel about learning new skills that use Internet tools? I personally feel great since the internet will be with us for a long time, and the more time passes the more we are going to rely on it even more than we are doing now, so I guess these new skills will help to develop any type of skills that we will probably use on our future jobs/workplace.

The Future of My Website

How will i be using my website going forward?

Well first things first, i forgot to tell you guys my website name, its It’s nothing yet but a blank canvas ready to be covered.

So honestly, I initially wanted my website to be about my major, a place where prospective employers could view my contributions to my major. However, given how simple it is to setup to a website, i just may create another website that will showcase my work and credentials.

I think my website will display who i am, my photography, my experiences and  journalism that i’m proud of. Which is why i choose my name to be the domain. After this class has ended, if i could post 3 posts a week of either art or events i think this website would be successful in my eyes, i plan on linking my instagram and facebook accounts to gain attention.

I took a look at Professor Seslows website and it really inspired me, like seriously, professors a legend. Im about to graduate this semester and im considering returning just to learn some communication tech & animation.

The artwork and layout of his static cover is exactly something i want. I have an idea in mind, but its all speculation and could change at any moment.

If i could say one thing, i wish my high school had taught us communication tech or website development in our early years, maybe then i could’ve had my original domain name I know this class & information could benefit a ton of students with a vision however it sucks that it wasn’t given to them at a younger age.

Domain registration & Web hosting set up!

Its a breeeeeeeze,

I’m still trailing behind on past work, but the good thing is Professor Seslow Records class sessions. Setting up my website and getting everything together has honestly been a cakewalk because of it. Im able to go back and replay anything if i had any issues. This is great while many other professors i’ve sadly previously taken do not record class sessions for privacy it puts a strain on other students who need help.
The hardest thing i incurred was 2 things:

Again picking a domain name; i spent an estimated 30 minutes contemplating if i had any other better ideas

And lastly customizing the websites background color, i spent around 15 minutes going through color options.
I know i know, i could always go back and pick a different color but I want my website to be the best thing from the jump.


One thing that i should remind students is by adding meta to widgets its much more simple to login to your website from the front end, just FYI if anyone wanted to do that.

Anywho, this was my experience setting up, nothing crazy! Thanks for reading!

Assignment #2- Making my own GIF post

How this class makes me feel…

My favorite tv show is One piece so i just had to post a Gif of Luffy doing something idiotic lol , i saw another post with someone reacting using One piece Gifs so its cool to see other fans as well.

Honesty I really love that this class lets us explore our creative side and communicate on a level that we can more relate to. Ive responded to plenty  of boring discussion boards during my academic experience that all began with “I completely agree and liked how you…”  however this feels great for a change.

When i find out there is an assignment due, this is what goes on in my brain… There is no giphy more relatable to tension than Spongebob or Mr.Crabs in panic mode. There was one giphy funny as hell that i wanted to include but i was upset its only a meme.

When i find out our homework assignment is learning to make Giphy’s.


This currently is the stage of life i’m in, all i can think about is damn chicken tenders and fries. I have been given the worst ultimatum of all time… food or fitness. I might have to side with Joey on this one.


Internet Happiness

The internet has always made me happy since I was a young girl and there’s a lot on the internet that makes me happy- memes, Instagram reels, Snapchat stories. Though these things bring me extreme joy, nothing on the internet makes me happier than Youtube. Youtube, as we all know, is an online video-sharing platform. 

I guess Youtube makes me happy because there’s so much to be seen on the platform. Through Youtube, I get to rewatch old vines, watch videos about braces- because I have braces and also because they are oddly satisfying- but also, I get to create and share my own videos!


Happy GIFs | TenorYes, that’s right! I create my own videos- not alone of course. When the coronavirus began to spread rapidly and we were all forced to stay inside, my sisters and I decided that we should create content for our already existing youtube channel. The idea was that we would create one or two videos just so that the channel wasn’t just filled with content from when we were younger. So one day, we got dressed up and shot our first video- and people loved it! So instead of just stopping with 2 videos, we continued making more and more, and now making videos has become a part of our schedules.

We only have 142 subscribers but it has been extremely fun seeing people comment under our videos and giving them likes or sharing them. And though I am in the videos, I always find myself rewatching them because it is so fascinating seeing myself on youtube. 

From these videos, I have seen my family become so much closer through our film days and then re-watching the videos together. So in a way, that is how the internet makes me happy- by allowing me to be expressive on youtube with the people I love the most. And -shameless plug- you guys should definitely check out our channel!

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