I made a fake Instagram homepage with an exaggerated layout to see likes, captions, and notifications.

When I read the prompt of doing a final project as something about the Internet on the Internet, my immediate thought was establishing a fake Instagram view of a homepage to elaborate on Internet presence over what is really happening in life. I was going to make another social media page but I don’t like having too many platforms so I wanted to make an edited page instead. In our last project, I wanted to point out things like connection, mistakes being present online…


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It honestly amazes me that there aren’t more people talking about how scary the online world can be. I think we always refer to it as the Internet but we never fully acknowledge that there is the Internet, there is the deep web, and there is the dark web. Until I read these articles, I did not even really have a good definition for each category other than known that the dark web is something you stay away from. From reading these articles I can understand that the Internet is just the basic, everyday online search engine that we…


I think if you had to give an example of someone that is horrible at all things technology, it would be me. When I saw we had to create a game I was immediately not looking forward to this week of actually having to do it. I looked through the different options embedded in our course schedule before deciding to go with Scratch. I watched the tutorial and played around before deciding to make a simple game. Normally when I am looking to play a game online, I go for something simple as I find it to be a soothing…


I decided to do a word cloud involving a poetry book from one of my favorite authors. I own several of his poetry book collections and I just find that I connect with his words. I pick up these books when I am mentally and emotionally going through something and I am able to find solace in the words. I decided to use the book “Broken Flowers” because there are many pieces about personal growth in it. I chose the flower model for the word cloud to match the them of the book. Rather than finding the book online, I…


What is the internet? I don’t think any of us have a valid response for this question. The internet is not a linear or direct process or physical thing that someone could pick up and describe. I think the best way to comprehend it is that the internet as a whole is the media, the mechanism, the platform that was given to others with the ability to access it. These people were able to fill the platform with any information they wanted to fill it with. There is endless space and seemingly endless possibilities in where to put information through…


Let’s be 100% honest, literally none of us read the terms of service on any device or update that our technology has ever gone through. I think the most extensive reading I have done for a professional document is surgery paperwork. When I read the “Do You Read Terms of Service Contracts? Not Many Do, Research Shows”, I was not surprised that those involved in the interview did not read any terms of service but I did find a point made at one point very interesting. I thought it was interesting that in a terms of service, it was said…


I have never been someone that has gotten into the hype of Twitter so I never created an account. I feel like I have a social media account for most other platforms, whether I use it frequently or not, but I have never actively wanted to make a Twitter to keep up with anyone. I listen to the humor that people are part of when they make conversation about it and I have denied the request of my friends to make my own account to participate in whatever they are doing.

If I am being honest, Twitter confuses me. I…


Today I watched this movie for the first time and I can appreciate how good the movie was, but I don’t think I can explain how much second hand stress it caused me. It sounds SO dramatic, I know. But I could not stand the depiction of Mark Zuckerberg (and therefore, assuming that I also couldn’t stand him as a person) and how arrogant he was. I think the movie did a great job at giving the audience this impression from the opening scene of him completely wrecking his date.


I have added multiple photos here because when I think about what the internet is, I just seem to have hundreds of images coming to my mind; different types of people on any device they own, social media flashing everywhere and the extents that it can reach, software developments being made, etc.

Frankly it is overwhelming.

This picture is to show the aspects of the internet that I don’t even understand. …


When reading the two articles for this week, I had started with “Does the Internet Make You Smarter?” before moving onto “Is Google Making Us Stupid” for the sole reason that I couldn’t focus on reading while I was babysitting my niece. It was only three pages and seemed like something easy that I could accomplish while she was watching Sesame Street. I realized after I had read the same paragraph three times and hadn’t retained any of the information that my short attention span must be because I am listening to children’s shows. It must be that I am…

Reagan Nierman

Someone who is finding themselves again and reconnecting to a healthy mind and healthy body. Believer in socializing and traveling where your heart takes you.

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