Week 12: Keeping Comments Constructive

Online comments are a powerful mechanism of communication that gives users the freedom to express themselves. Unfortunately, comment sections have the potential to turn hateful quickly. In a digital world, haters hide behind anonymity and the security of a screen. Creating community guidelines helps to limit these negative comments by enforcing a template for how […]

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Week 9: My Thoughts On Monetization

This week our class had guest speaker Trevor Battye talk marketing and monetization. Trevor is the co-founder of Clevers Media, a consulting firm that specializes in marketing, branding, website development, and advertising. He offered great insight on how to utilize our websites for monetization purposes. I loved how enthusiastic and engaging he was when sharing […]

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Week 6: Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a digital analytics software that allows you to analyze in-depth details about the people who interact with your website. This insight helps you make decisions based on data. To download the Google Analytics plugin, I went to my dashboard and scrolled to Plugins. Clicking “Add New” and searching Google Analytics, the “Google […]

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Week 5: Website Design Inspiration

This week in class, we discussed design theory, publication design, and interaction design. Learning about these design elements suggested the key role they play in the success of a business, website, or product. Design format and overall appearance have the power to influence users’ first impressions and engagement. So my focus for this week was […]

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Week 4: WordPress Plugins

This week, I explored the “Plugins” feature on WordPress. After researching the use of plugins, I discovered that a plugin is a software that can be added to a WordPress website to extend functionality or add new features. I am a total tech newbie, so learning and then experiencing, the advantages of WordPress plugins, was […]

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Week 3: My Online Self

About a year ago, I started to analyze my online self and how this image differs from who I am in person. When scrolling through my Instagram feed littered with pictures of my smiling face, I pondered the question, “was I happy when these photos were taken?”. The consensus was, no. This realization led me […]

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