(No, this is not an Apple press release)
If you’ve been watching my Twitter profile slowly warp into something you might expect from a 40-something year old, you’re probably wondering whats going on. I’ve been posting a bunch of articles I find fascinating, and although that might not be the affordance* for my particular demographic on Twitter, I’m having a great time doing it.
I absolutely love my major and as a senior slowly starting to realize this will all slip through my fingers in a few months, I’m loving geeking out for the last breaths of my formal education (fine, maybe I’m being dramatic- I graduate in May. But it’s all becoming so REAL).
With that being said, I want to share what I’m learning with you in this blog series “Notepad”- half so you can learn along with me, but also half so I can look back and remember what the heck I was doing in school and don’t feel as though I’m desperately forgetting more and more the older I get. But I’ll save that anxiety for another time.
It won’t be too serious, mostly just lists that I write in class of things that stand out to me or I want to share with my parents when I get home from class. Call me a nerd all you want- I will revel in that title for one last year.
If there are certain topics from my education-track*** you are interested in me covering, comment them on this post! I want this to be a fun series with snippets of my Advertising that authentically stand out to me or I consider especially notable, but I’m always open to your ideas or requests.
*Affordances= properties of an object or environment that permit social actions. In other words, how social media platforms want you to use their platform- they are designed so you act a certain way on them.
**A big goal of mine is to take classes for the rest of my life, but since I have no plans to go to grad school at the moment, this is the last time where being a student is considered my “career”.
***I am a senior in S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications majoring in Advertising with an emphasis in Digital and minoring in the iSchool’s Information Management and Technology program.