Unit 9-Effectiveness of Blogs-in My Opinion

Hello Everyone. For people who use digital communication as a means of
survival–their jobs (deejays, radio and sports talk-show hosts, etc.) its
important to have a blog in one location so that an audience can find it easily.
People who fit this category should create blogs that are interesting, that have
logical web addresses–names that are catchy or easy to remember, that are
centralized in the sense that they are balanced and informative, so that people
can refer to the, again and again. An example of an effective blog site is
The Young, Black and Fabulous blog-http://theybf.com/. This
is an effective site because it has been around for years, always had the same
web address, and always reports on news related to young, African-American
celebrities. The same people blog at this site–me included: and I know this
because our screen-names and gravatars are familiar to each other. I think that
sites like this one–that are consistent in their format and are always
available, are effective.

As someone who wants to pursue a career in the media, as either an
anchor-woman and/or writer, a podcast would help me develop a following. It
would allow people to become familiar with my voice, my delivery, and my ability
to write good stories/share information that is logical and relevant in its


Unit 8-project/post aka script for my recorded podcast

What is a “hat tip”? In the world of ‘online blogging’, a ‘hat
tip’ occurs when a (gossip) site or blogger acknowledges other blogs or sources
where they found information.  For
instance, popular blogs-like Eonline.com or TMZ will often show pictures or publish
celebrity-stories that they found somewhere else. So, to avoid plagiarism of
sorts, the site will ‘tip the hat’ of whatever site it found that information
on.  An example of hat-tipping would be a
posted statement that says “Look at these pictures we got from ABC News…or
MTV…or according to Newsweek…” Statements like these are examples of
hat-tipping; publicly giving credit to the site where you got your information.


  • Another
    example of hat-tipping might occur if a blogger re-posts quotes from an
    interview with a celebrity—an interview that they did not conduct themselves.
    For instance, TMZ might have a story about something that Jay-Z said during a
    radio interview. On their site, TMZ will post a statement saying ‘we’ve
    received footage of Jay-Z’’s interview from WDAS FM, or thanks to Hot97 for the
    audio clip. Thanks to them for sharing the interview with us’. That is another
    example of hat-tipping.


  • Other
    sites that allow blogging within their main webpages (like mtv.com or
    bravo.com), hat-tip in the same manner. The blogs on these sites also give
    credit to their sources. They might quote major news channels, radio stations,
    TV shows and other blogs, and acknowledge their use of information that these
    sources shared with them. These are more examples of hat-tipping.


  • So,
    look for these statements the next time you visit a celebrity or gossip blog. You’ll
    see pictures, stories and/or quotes that originally appeared somewhere else.
    Somewhere within each post, a ‘hat tip’ will appear saying, “According to ______,
    or our sources at __________, or we want to thank our friends at ________ for
    sharing this information with us.” All of these statements are a case of ‘hat
    tipping’ and it’s a very common practice.

Unit 10-A communication style I’d like to see < of

I do not want to see cloud-style information sharing online: because it allows companies to flourish without hiring IT experts.

Unit 10-How I wish to be remembered (professionally)

I want to be known as a smart, no-nonsense woman who was
well-respected and made great contributions to the media and to

Podcasting-interesting stuff

I have listened to podcasts before; and now that I have to create one for one of my classes, I’m paying closer attention to what makes podcasts worth listening to. Thanks to this site: http://www.maximisepotential.co.uk/tag/communication-advice/, I now realize that I like listening to podcasts by people who communicate well. The site talks about using good language and being mannerly with your audience when broadcasting a podcast. I realize that there are different kinds of podcasts, with various types of language, but the advise I found on this site fits my personality and the kind of podcast I would like to do. I would want to be respectful of my audience and communicate with them in a relaxed, respectful way.    http://www.maximisepotential.co.uk/tag/communication-advice/ provides great pointers about communicating well during a podcast.

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