Sunday, February 7, 2016

NJournal 16.0 Transmedia: A millennial's point of view.

I recently had the opportunity to work with an undergraduate class in a project based learning context. The idea was to create a vibrant conversation on the Internet. I didn't work. I made the error of giving them a choice of the platforms I prefer, instead of the platforms they use. To make matters worse, I did not understand how they use the different platforms.

I have to learn transliteracy. Millennials use it as a matter of course.  The next attempt at the same kind of work will take what I have learned and change myself while I am trying to change the students.

From failure comes learning. ( As long as you don't have to worry about getting a grade.

A Teenager’s View on Social Media — Backchannel — Medium



In short, many have nailed this on the head. It’s dead to us. Facebook is something we all got in middle school because it was cool but now is seen as an awkward family dinner party we can't really leave.

. . . That being said, if you don't have Facebook, that’s even more weird and annoying.


Instagram is by far the most used social media outlet for my age group. Please note the verbiage there—it is the most used social media outlet. Meaning, although the most people are on Facebook, we actually post stuff on Instagram. 


To be honest, a lot of us simply do not understand the point of Twitter. There is always a core group at every school that uses it very religiously to tweet and another group that uses it to simply watch or retweet, but besides that many don't use it


Snapchat is quickly becoming the most used social media network, especially with the advent of My Story


Remember in the section on Twitter I said, “Twitter is also a place to follow/be followed by a bunch of random strangers, yet still have your identity be attached to it”? Tumblr is a place to follow/be followed by a bunch of random strangers, yet not have your identity be attached to it. 

Yik Yak

Yik Yak is a rather new contender, however, a ton of friends in college have the application.


Many of my peers look for platforms to begin a writing blog that they can share with their friends and family. When I hear my friends say this, they automatically think of creating a WordPress site. For some reason, Wordpress seems like the more “sophisticated” website to begin a blog. Others who have had experience with Tumblr will choose to open up a separate blog on there, one that is not connected to their “personal” blog on the platform.
However, once I have introduced Medium to those my age, I have never seen them turn back in terms of a platform to publish a blog.

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