Taking a minute to enjoy life!
This photo is one of my darling pictures from my recent trip to Costa Rica. This past winter break I had to opportunity to travel to Costa Rica for one of my classes this spring. As a class of eight we traveled the entire country in fourteen days. There was the chance to see many agricultural operations, climb a volcano, experience coffee and chocolate production, and walk through several rainforests. I am very proud to say that I love and enjoy traveling. It is an awesome feeling to be able to experience and endeavor new adventures. This was just one of the many several views of the beautiful landscapes within the country.
For me, Flickr is a very neat creative invention. I never knew about it before this assignment. I love the fact that you can do so much with your digital photos for free. From my discovery with this website I love the fact that it allows members to hold, share, and provide information about their personalized collection of photographs. I find this very useful because it will help to eliminate having to constantly store all of my digital pictures on my computer. This will help in reminding me to always have a backup system for my collection if my computer were to die. I will definitely use this feature in the future to share and store digital pictures that I have taken on my adventures around the world.
After working with Flickr and reading the textbook I found many similarities. I like that fact that both have there own worlds but you, the operator, has to take a hold and figure out what you specifically want to do. Just as it stated in the book, â€śwhat takes place on a Web page for teenage girls will not be the same as what takes place on an email list for professorsâ€? (Gurak, Cyberliteracy, p 29). In being an average user on the internet this quote fits ideally for everyone experiencing a new advancement in technology.
Finally, these chapters developed a new sense within me. It has helped me to realize the correct sense of speed, reach, anonymity, and interactivity. Especially the part Gurak mentioned about the pace of speed within our lives. In closing, I feel that we live in a society where speed is such a priority that we forget about all the little factors that affect our lives on a daily basis.