There have been many posts that I have enjoyed, especially Ashley’s. In the beginning of this course Ashely was in my group, so we read her pieces out loud and I have always thought she was an amazing writer. In her first piece, “The Need to Be Plugged In” I remember loving the way she set up her piece. She starts with a story of her and her friend betting on how old Robert Downey Jr. is. And that Ashely just googled it and there was the answer. “just like that, I was plugged into the vast and ceaseless world of the Internet.”Also, the use of the phrase “plugged in” is great because it relates to how technology is usually “plugged in” to outlets and how our focus is “plugged in.” Like most peoples post that day, Ashley goes on to talk about how hard it is to read now. And then she ends her piece bringing up the bet, and that is a bet ($10) really worth her inability to focus.
My favorite piece that moved beyond writing was Amanda’s Concept in 60 post about subtweeting. Amanda used a fast pace video with colors, shapes, and sizes. It is very pleasing to the eye as it also has a lot of solid information. She also has good background music to go along with her video. Lines her video also stick out to me, like when she says “beware” and “tweet responsibly.” This was a very well put together video that moved past the basic use of writing.