my ever-expanding vocabulary.
In class the other day, we watched a youtube video of a lecture that Jyri Engestrom called “Nodal Points (The Web and Beyond)”. I found the bits and pieces of this lecture that I saw very englightening and true. Engestrom hit many topics that most people don’t stop to think about, even though they are apparent in day to day life. I have never stopped to think about all the new vocabulary that we have thanks to social media until listening to Engestrom and doing the exercises about verbs in class. Words like tagging, status updating, friending, blogging, and even ‘creeping’ are now a part of our day to day conversations. It makes me wonder what new words we’ll have in six months, or six years. The picture I posted below gives some insight to how social media and verbs are connected!
Speaking of social media, my new trial with twitter isn’t going so well. I’m still not in the habit of ‘tweeting’ everytime I do something like eat dinner or cure the common cold. I’m hoping to get better at it without also getting addicted (facebook already takes up way too much of my time). I’ll keep you posted (that’s a pun on social media vocab, haha) about how it’s going! Also, we watch a lot of “In Plain English” youtube videos in class and I found one on twitter that I think is cool…check it out!