How does convergence affect the relationship between media technologies and audiences?

How does convergence affect the relationship between media technologies and audiences? In today’s interconnected, technologically shaped society, the world is actively connected to a broader community across various platforms through convergence. Convergence of technological platforms, such as Tinder, greatly affects media technologies and especially audiences, and these outlets in return influence Tinder. The audience aspects … Continue reading How does convergence affect the relationship between media technologies and audiences?

A Girl in Many Worlds

Transmedia Storytelling is the communication of a story across various platforms such as movies, social media, comics, video games and books, each of which explore a unique part of the story. When all different stories from all different platforms are combined, we have a more detailed and thorough understanding of the text as a whole. … Continue reading A Girl in Many Worlds

The Power is in Your Hands

"One person can make a difference and every person should try." - John F. Kennedy  In the interconnected world of 'collective intelligence,' everyone has unique knowledge, ideas and concepts which they can use to develop an individual idea or improve another. "Once you start contributing and sharing and connecting with the work of those who … Continue reading The Power is in Your Hands

The Audience Takes To The Stage

Tinder's life source is its audience. Without its active prosumerism and participatory culture, it would cease to exist. Participatory Culture is defined, "where members feel some degree of social connection with one another" (Jenkins, 2006). The audience feel apart of a larger community as well as deep connections to other users they interact with. "In terms of personal development, … Continue reading The Audience Takes To The Stage

Tinder vs. the World

“Convergence does not mean ultimate stability or unity. It operates as a constant force for unification but always in dynamic tension with change. . . . There is no immutable law of growing convergence." Henry Jenkins   Society is made up of many different individuals, all with different ideologies and interests, liking and wanting different … Continue reading Tinder vs. the World

I Have An Idea! *(We)

"I think copyright is moral, proper. I think a creator has the right to control the disposition of his or her works - I acutally believe that the financial issue is less important than the integrity of the work. " - Esther Dyson When you are using Tinder, not only are you agreeing to their … Continue reading I Have An Idea! *(We)

Be My Tinderella?

Swipe left, swipe right, swipe left, swipe right... Congratulations! You have 1 new match!  Ever wanted the social life of being at a bar and flirting with countless attractive people from the comfort of your own bedroom?Well now you can with Tinder. Tinder is a dating app which uses your Facebook account and GPS location … Continue reading Be My Tinderella?