Category BCM112

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

The Internet has always been “new”. It’s not something that has stayed static for enough time for everyone to get used to it – It is a means of communication that many people still struggle to understand today, even those who think they’ve got it all under control. Issues such as privacy online have been […]

Clicktivism or Craptivism?

Clicktivism, also known as Slacktivism, has grown exponentially over the last few years in particular, with online campaigns such as Kony 2012 (Jenkins, 2012) and the Occupy Movement and whether you like it or not, it seems like it’s here to stay. The internet, with use of social media and other tools such as my technology […]

Remix Me

Remix culture has always been around, and is clearly growing thanks to the “…explosion of mashup-style practices [brought about] by modern computing technologies.” (Bruns A,  2010). More and more, you’re not hearing original tracks on your top 40 radio station, but more than likely a remix. Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey is a […]

Transmedia Engagement and iOS

Technology is an active participant as a distribution channel that leads to a Transmedia narrative. People write songs, create games, make videos etc that is only seen because of devices such as those that iOS runs on. “Transmedia storytelling represents a process where integral elements of a fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels […]

Produsage and iOS

Produsage is “the collaborative and continuous building and extending of existing content in pursuit of further improvement” (Brun’s, 2007) – So basically, it’s innovations. It’s how people work together to create and further currently technologies to make them better for us, and it has four main characteristics: Producer Shift: This is where you see a […]

Sharing is caring

iOS is the base platform for which anyone on a mobile device can be an active participant in sharing and consuming media. Gone are the days of passively consuming media through a newspaper, radio or television. iOS and the continual growth of  online media make it easier than ever for the audience to actively partake, […]

Apple Sauce (Code)

Those patents we talked about last week – Wasn’t that just a blast! I touched on Apples closed iOS in that post, and this week I’ll be going into that in further detail. If you read last weeks post, you’ll see that I mentioned how iOS was a closed platform and that it’s biggest competitor, […]