Monday, November 16, 2009
Last but not least, enjoy my other posts although it may not be very credible, but I hope that with this given information, it could help you in your research or studies.
“Photography we see in films, books, and periodicals is often stunning in its design, import, and aesthetics. It may also be fake, enhanced, or manufactured by emerging digital technologies that have transformed”. (K.Browser, 1998) This is because of the ever growing media of photo editing. Photo editing enables you to blur out unwanted objects in your photograph and enables you to enhance the color quality.
What you see in photographs may not necessarily be real. Photographs can manipulate your vision towards it.
Before and After
Now, you can clearly see how photographs are manipulated through photo editings. It gives a more vibrant color only to convince your eyes that it is real.
Although being said that the enhancing of a photograph is not necessarily bad, but in terms of reporting news, photographs go through photo editings to give a greater exageration on the current issue.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
The image on the cover of the book is indisputably obvious that it is a portrayal of Leonardo Da Vinci's last supper. Not much of explanation could be done because it clearly looks like it was either by mistake or purpose. In media, research should be nicely run to avoid controversies like this. According to Shriver (1997), signs from different countries do not share the same meaning. The cause of this problem is mainly because of cultural differences. Taking in account to other countries cultural differences apart from yours is essential.
Suharto's: Tempo Setelah Dia Pergi
- Schriver, K.A 1997, 'The interplay of words and pictures', Dynamics in document design : creating texts for readers, p. 361-441, Wiley Computer Pub, New York.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I would very much agree that media is a poisonous medium that tends to brainwash the community with information. Perhaps in Malaysia, the freedom of speech and the censorship is highly governed. It is hard to access to websites that particularly criticizes about the Muslims, as we are an Islamic country.
In my opinion, the revolutionary of blogging is hazardous to the country. We are bound to obtain false information and most of us are gullible toward the Internet such as Wikipedia. Webpages such as pornography and crimes are mainly prohibited in some countries due to their high rating of censorship. This is so to avoid unnecessary criminal activities or unwanted crimes.
- Melbourne University Press, 2008, The Blogging Revolution, retrieved on 16 November 2009, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/mediareport/stories/2008/2351985.htm
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
In my personal point of view, at the beginning when Facebook had a major facelift it got me furious on how to navigate and where were the placements of some tabs. After a long run, it became much easier, although the old layout was rather simple and plain. New applications like games, chats, notifications, photo sharing and what not are entertaining and it keeps you updated on your family and friends with one click away. Others are still furious about the new 'News Feed' and 'Live Feed'.
I'd like to propose that the editor of Facebook to start sending out short notifications a day or two before a new facelift again. New changes should be done in the 'Notification' tab. Changes that enables us to block unnecessary notifications from our friend's list. As mentioned by Grunwald (2009), the main principles of a good website design is to make your site easy to navigate, know your intended audience to maintain close relationship with the users.
1. Australian IT 2008, 'Facebook makeover leaves some devotees fuming', Australian IT, viewed 12 November 2009, <http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,24897,24328928-15318,00.html>.
2. Grunwald, JR 2009, Five principles of a good website design,
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I will be focusing on two principles of designs.
- Nielsen J 1999, Differences between print design and web design, online, retrieved 5 November 2009, fromhttp://www.useit.com/alertbox/990124.html
- Reep, Diana C. 2006, ‘Chp 4: Principles of Document Design,’ in Technical Writing, 6th ed., Pearson Edu, Inc., New York, p.173-190.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Creating a blogging community is easy. These communities already exist; all you have to do is create a blog (Blogspot, Xanga or Wordpress) relating to your type of blog. For example, if your main idea of a blog is posting up vlogs (Youtube) live from your bedroom; the community of vlogs, already exist.
As of creating a blog, links, comments, tags, postings could all be generated. Blogging about sensitive issues would only go against the government and drive your readers away.
- One blog centric - Communicate and create a relationship between the writer and their audiences
- Topic centric - Shares the same interests that are grouped together
- Boundaried - A social networking tool of a collection of blog hosts
The types of blogging community fall under the segregated topics you blog about, eg: Politics (http://chedet.co.cc/chedetblog/), Musics, Photography (http://www.sixthseal.com), Fashion (http://www.cheeserland.com) and many others.
- Denise, 2009, How do you build community?, retrieved on 13th November 2oo9, <http://www.blogher.com/how-do-you-build-community
- White. N, 2006, Blogs and Community - launching a new paradigm for online community? 11th edition, http://kt.flexiblelearning.net.au/tkt2006/edition-11-editorial/blogs-and-community-–-launching-a-new-paradigm-for-online-community
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
- Fashion and Style
- Food and Beverages
- Travel and Holidays
- Technology and Gadgets
- Blogs: Most bloggers that are found in the blogosphere uses this content as one of their methods in sharing ideas and experiences. Example: Blogspot, Xanga, Wordpress. These few websites are easy to create to share with friends and publics on their daily live experiences. It is also usually used as an online diary.
- Vlogs: In other words, video blogs that is usually found in Youtube. Bloggers posts their live experiences recorded and uploaded on Youtube that could be viewed from all around the world.
- Photolog: Flickr, Deviatart, Fotolog are also known as moblog. Moblog is a blog that enables bloggers to post pictures namely photographers. It is the easiest way to share photographs with simple and short descriptions
- Tumblelog/Microblog: One example of a tumbleblog is Tumblr. Tumblr is one of the most popular methods of blogging. It is a fastform and it supports widgets. Another example of a microblog is Twitter has become one of the most popular way of updating the community (friends and family) about their lives. It is a short and simplified way to post messages on the web. Twitter and Tumblr application could be easily downloaded to your mobile phone.
- Linklog: Are blogs with categorized hyperlinks that made easier for the community.
- Liveblog: Liveblog are usually soccer webpages that updates live on scores. One of the examples are EPL Matches.
Audiences or also known as blog readers could only be closely identified by specific topics that are published by blog owners. Blogs are considered as a phenomenal medium in delivering information, the only way to categorised them are by the specific topic bloggers blog about that is easily acquired.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Web Logs are one of the growing phenomenon in the maturity of the World Wide Web.
The abbreviated version of a "weblog" is "blog", which is a webpage that enables an individual to update on the chronicle information of their experiences or knowledge namely food, traveling, fashion, photography, technology, sports and much more.
- Easy to navigate
- Wide extended connection such as Wifi (that could be found in most of the places)
- Easy to obtain information.
- Helmond, A, 2008, How Many Blogs Are There?, retrieved on 14 November 2009,
- Educause Learning Intiative, 2005, 7 Things You Should Know About Blogs, retrieved on 14th November 2009,
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
As Anderson (1987) states that a good document design is to help readers read efficiently with the emphasis on the critical contents and the encouragement to readers to feel good about communication. (Putnis & Petelin, 1996)
In Schriver (1997) readings, prose and graphics are as one as a part of the body text in order to help readers enhance while reading the text. Kress and van Leeuwen (2006) also stated that texts and images work together. In Figure 1.0, there were only texts but no images. With images, it could enhance the understanding for the readers.