Category Archives: Social Media

DIY-DMU Podcast 017 International Community Media Expo

Today’s podcast was recorded as part of the first DMU International Community Media Expo. Sitting around the table was Julian, Kiaran, Ulrika, Gerhart and myself. We chatted about the role and the importance of community media and what we need to learn to make our own media. Continue reading

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Technology Addiction is a Real Problem

As more evidence is emerging that our use of technology has negative effects on our mental well being, we might have to start thinking about how we can address some of the patterns of behavior and expectations about the way that we use social media and tech devices. Belinda Parmar, who was once a tech-advocate […] Continue reading

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Social Media Influencers and Advertising

It’s often thought that anything goes when it comes to social media, and that we are free to do and say pretty much whatever we want because there is no control. Obviously, this is an unfounded assumption. When we post material online we are subject to the same laws and standards as any other form […] Continue reading

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TECH1002-18 Lecture Summary 023

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the twenty third lecture for TECH1002 Social Media Innovation.
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Is Stranger Things A Good Influence On A Young Generation

Social Group Project  Blog  16 Monday 5 March 2018 Opening Sequence: “Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.”―– Chris Gardner, from … Continue reading Is Stranger Things A Good Influence On A Young Generation Continue reading

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Iconography Of Stranger Things

Social Group Project  Blog  15 Sunday 4 March 2018 Opening Sequence: “Sometimes the thing you’re searching for your whole life is right there by your side all along.”―Star-Lord a.k.a Peter Quill [src]  Hello Friend….. This week I’m back and My social group which consists of Myself Matt & Hadeel each week get together to do … Continue reading Iconography Of Stranger Things Continue reading

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Back to Basics: Running a Community Media Café 101

There is no right or wrong way to organising and running a Comunity Media Café as it often accommodates itself to the needs of its participants. Before I provide you with an insightful guide, solely based on personal experience, I think a definition of community media cafés is in order. Community media cafés empower community […] Continue reading

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The Goonies Review!

Social Group Project  Blog  14 Saturday 3 March 2018 Opening Sequence: “Our parents, they want the best of stuff for us. But right now, they got to do what’s right for them. Because it’s their time. Their time! Up there! Down here, it’s our time. It’s our time down here” – (Mikey a.k.a Sean Astin)  … Continue reading The Goonies Review! Continue reading

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Community Media Cafés – A short summary

Six weeks have past and it is time to conclude the social phenomenon that community media cafés represent. I can’t address this type of social gathering as a format, because of its fluidity and lack of a specific set of rules at its core. Since the Community Media Cafés are a relatively new introduction to […] Continue reading

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Stranger Things Season 3 Expectations!

Social Group Project  Blog  17 Tuesday 6 March 2018 Opening Sequence: “To see the world, things dangerous to come to, To see behind walls, Draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – (Walter Mitty)  Hello Friend….. This week I’m back and My social group which consists of Myself … Continue reading Stranger Things Season 3 Expectations! Continue reading

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80’s Influences On Stranger Things

Social Group Project  Blog  13 Friday 2 March 2018 Opening Sequence: “Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!… Tina, eat. Food. Eat the FOOD!” – (Napoleon Dynamite) Hello Friend….. This week I’m back and were gonna be going a different route this time! My social group which consists of Myself Matt & Hadeel each week … Continue reading 80’s Influences On Stranger Things Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes – Meme Making and Twitter Posts

As the group project ‘Sugar Things’ continues we have so far, set up an Instagram page with several meme and GIF reposts, made a Facebook page, and a twitter account. …

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Current sugar campaign VS ours

With hidden sugars in food increasing there are more campaigns being created to help tackle the issue. One of the most popular campaigns I came across was the Action On …

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‘The Kiss’ Controversy Behind The Making Of Season 2

Social Group Project  Blog  12 Sunday 11 February 2018 Opening Sequence: “Choose life,Choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and hope that someone, somewhere cares Choose looking up old flames, wishing you’d done it all differently, And choose watching history repeat itself Choose your future Choose reality TV, slut shaming, revenge porn Choose a zero hour contract, a two hour … Continue reading ‘The Kiss’ Controversy Behind The Making Of Season 2 Continue reading

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Top 5 Stranger Things Moments!

Social Group Project  Blog  11 February 3rd 2018 Opening Sequence: “Beautiful Things Don’t Ask For Courage”- (Walter Mitty- The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty) Hello Friend… Its been a while, but your weekly dose of heroine called ‘PAMXA_WORLD’ is back I’m here to satisfy you, comfort you and give you that hit when needs be. Last … Continue reading Top 5 Stranger Things Moments! Continue reading

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Community Media Café #3 – The Extreme Side of Social Media

This will get rather personal – not for me, but for us. I will refrain myself from writing about what you can read in full length elsewhere about social media and its benefits to the casual media consumer. I will, however, share a story. A story about a man who is considered to be one […] Continue reading

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Our First Episode ‘Strange Days Ahead’ Review!

Social Group Project  Blog  10 Thursday 25 January 2018 Opening Sequence: “If You Haven’t Already Seen Stranger Things By Now, Go Fuck Yourself, You Don’t Deserve To Watch It….”- (Hamza Pandor: Episode 1 ‘Strange Days Ahead’ The Upside down Podcast) a.k.a Retro-Comic-Movie-Brown-Guy …..Guess Who’s Back Bitches……  I highly doubt there is any other gif that represents how I … Continue reading Our First Episode ‘Strange Days Ahead’ Review! Continue reading

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Community Media Café #2 – Media, Culture, and Society

It is beyond fascinating how the meaning-making process can vary from person to person – a phenomenon addressed by Stuard Hall’s Encoding / Decoding model. Not always the message and its encoded meaning can be decoded by the audience member as intended. Potentially, this can have negative consequences for one’s business or reputation. Given the […] Continue reading

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End Of Pre Production For Stranger Things Podcast

Social Group Project  Blog  9 Monday 11 December 2017 Opening Sequence: “Goonies Never Say Die”- (Sean Astin) a.k.a Mickey  Can I get anymore 80’s by playing Van Halen-Jump and a Goonies quote, man I’m genuinely 80’s obsessed perhaps that why I connect to Stranger Things so much. Anyways…. This week is a pretty short blog … Continue reading End Of Pre Production For Stranger Things Podcast Continue reading

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The First of Many

Hello there, my name is Molly and I’m a first year Communication Arts student. I have never written a blog before, but am looking forward to sharing my strange little life with you! Each social media platform offers a different value for me, Facebook mostly being used to see what family and old friends are … Continue reading The First of Many Continue reading

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SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: X

Today, I recorded a vlog on my own YouTube channel to wrap up the term two social media where I talk about my thoughts and feelings about the whole project.
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SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: IX

After weeks of planning and putting plans into action, I can finally say that we have completed the final cut of our project and that the first ever video from L.B.L Views is now uploaded on our YouTube ready to watch! Don’t forgot to subscribe to our channel for future videos where we will be … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: IX Continue reading

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SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: VIII

Today’s post will be about the editing process in Adobe’s Premiere Pro. As mentioned before, each group member was given two of the recorded questions each to cut down and edit which we will then collate and add music to as one once completed. Luckily, there wasn’t a lot of complex editing that had to … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: VIII Continue reading

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SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: VII

This week, we are finally ready to record the very first L.B.L Views video! The group arranged to meet briefly beforehand to discuss the order of things to make sure recording ran smoothly do that we wouldn’t run out of time (the room that we were in was scheduled for another booking after us so … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: VII Continue reading

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SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: VI

Just a quick update for you this week: We now have some social media platforms set up for you guys so you can get in contact with us!

Add us on Snapchat @lbl.views
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SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: V

This week, we’ll be prepping for the actual recording of the video. We thought over several locations for where this could take place such a waiting until class had finished to use the room, a syndicate room in the library or even one of our own rooms back in our flats but at last we … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: V Continue reading

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SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: IV

Today we focused on allocating roles between group members. We’ve decided that to speed up the editing process we will all contribute to making the video using Adobe Premiere Pro. Each group member will be given the rough footage of TWO questions each and they will be responsible to cut it down and edit in … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: IV Continue reading

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SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: III

This week the task at hand was to source the material that we will be basing our material for our project from. As a group, we came to the decision that would source questions locally from our fellow classmates about life living as a student in Leicester and how it compares to their life back … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: III Continue reading

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Experimentation

Sketch of my main character, Azariah: The beginning process of digitising my sketch using ‘GIMP 2’. I made the picture black and white and then de-saturated the image- messing around with the colour sliders until I was satisfied with what I saw. This process allowed me to get rid of the appearance of the paper so it … Continue reading Experimentation Continue reading

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Reflection on D&D

Overall it was a fun experience and I would recomend it to other people. I think the campaign created by the DM was creative and interesting. It worked really well to immerse us in it’s world. The other group members were very positive about the project too which in turn allowed for much easier interaction … Continue reading Reflection on D&D Continue reading

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The content begins

Having designed and created the framework last week, this week was all about content. We had collected images from all staff member, including names and a bio for their page. This was implemented rather easily, being just some text. However the one issue we had was the images.  The images we had collected were all … Continue reading The content begins Continue reading

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3. Random Day Shoot // 20.02.17

Again, we organised to meet up through Facebook messenger. We wanted to shoot during the day as that was when we all knew we were free this week. We plan to also do another shoot this week and in another … Continue reading Continue reading

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SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: II

Today we met up to discuss some of the next steps in our project. We’ve decided that to keep track all the activities we have under gone for it, a page on the DMU Wiki for our group was the best way forward. Also, it makes the project feel more professional which is somewhat exciting. … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: II Continue reading

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SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: I

Recently I’ve been working on coming up with some key ideas for our social media group project with myself, Ayanna and Kellie. We decided on the name  “LBL Views” which is an abbreviation for London, Birmingham and Leeds, the birth place of each of the members within the group. The concept is that each week we’ll record the three of us talking … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP PROJECT UPDATE: I Continue reading

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Rules and Demo

For the fourth meeting before we actually played the game we made sure to go over the rules to make sure we knew what we were doing. One of the hardest parts for me was understanding how magic works as it is a lot more convoluted than just hitting something with a sword which only … Continue reading Rules and Demo Continue reading

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Under construction 

With the site design having been chosen last week, we began to create the website. It started of very well and early signs of the site was given good feedback from our multimedia tutor.  We stuck with the design complety, opting not to change anything due to the great feedback received for the current design.  … Continue reading Under construction  Continue reading

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Character Design

For this meeting we designed the characters and the way they should look however none of us are exceptional artists so the drawings will never be spot on to what we had in our minds originally. However I found that the other members of my groups designs were more interesting than my own, the most … Continue reading Character Design Continue reading

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Leicester Peoples Photogrpahic Gallery // 02.02.17

So, to kick off our first photographic adventure as Leicester Street Photographers, we thought a good place to start would get do some research and to look at a local gallery only a short walk from the DMU campus. Leicester … Continue reading Continue reading

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Aproaches to the Game

In our second meeting we reviewed the character sheets and made any changes that were needed in order for the character to work in the DM’s world. After that we made sure to fill in the backstories for the characters and we were prompted by the DM to add some place names into the backstories … Continue reading Aproaches to the Game Continue reading

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1. Using Social Media Platforms

As Leicester Street Photographers, we are using 2 main social media platforms; Facebook Instagram Even though we have other accounts set up we are posting to these two more regularly as these work best for our social group in order … Continue reading Continue reading

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Tea Time Bakes ~ Progress

Our social group Tea Time Bakes has been meeting up weekly at a members flat of choice, as decided on a Facebook group chat, and baking. Last week we made allergy free brownies. To make these we had to find… Continue Reading →Continue reading Continue reading

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Character Sheets

For our first meeting we met up and filled out our charcter sheets in order to get a good idea of what we were doing. We also looked through the rules and had Alex explain anything that was confusing to us. What are character sheets you may ask, well it’s sort of explained in the … Continue reading Character Sheets Continue reading

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Chosing a Character

As stated in the previous post roleplay is incredibly important when it comes to playing D&D this means that chosing an interesting character that you will enjoy playing is incredibly important. Now there are a few distinct choices of classes which a character can be, of course they can have subclasses but for the purpose … Continue reading Chosing a Character Continue reading

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How to play D&D

This will be a short guide on how to play D&D with regards to dice rolls and battles in particular. While stats determine a lot of how well the character performs in combat, dice rolls can also affect the way the character performs an action too and this doesn’t always just apply to only combat … Continue reading How to play D&D Continue reading

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Examples of D&D in Community Media

Even though D&D is at times considered someting for anti-social weirdos living out fantasys of a life they could never have or playing a character who is their idealized version of themselves but is also extremely unrealistic. The table top game can still be used as a form of community media which can be shared … Continue reading Examples of D&D in Community Media Continue reading

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