News Response #5

“Wikipedia Isn’t Officially a Social Network. But the Harassment Can Get Ugly.” For the 18 years of Wikipedia’s existence, it has become the epicenter of information in our lives. For the everyday user, they may briefly skim Wikipedia for an overview of a topic or a date of birth. However, for Wikipedia’s editing community, the…

Research Paper Rough Draft

The fashion industry is no longer solely governed by magazine/editorial editors. Today’s fashion week front rows reside a large majority of fashion bloggers and/or influencers. Fashion week, the four weeks where fashion’s elite travel from New York to London to Milan to Paris, marked the “moment when style blogging as a genre first moved from…

News Response #4

After exploring the virtue of video games in class, specifically “Florence” and “Monument,” I wanted to further delve into the world of games created for purposes beyond mere pleasure. In this week’s article, the author discussed the video game, “Sea of Solitude,” which was created to help those overcome feelings of loneliness. The creator of…

Annotated Bibliography

Detterbeck, Kimberly, et al. “Off the Cuff: How Fashion Bloggers Find and Use Information.” Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America, vol. 33, no. 2, 2014, pp. 345–358. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/678524. This article provided me a new way of perceiving fashion bloggers as information-seeking researchers. Contrary to popular belief, fashion bloggers actually…

News Response #2

On Wednesday, March 13th, users worldwide got a taste of a world without Facebook and Instagram. Starting at around 11 AM, both apps were down; Instagram profiles refused to load and Facebook news feeds refused to refresh. It was quite interesting seeing how everything played out. A Facebook spokesperson publicized that a “server configuration change…

The Rise of the Fashion Influencer

2018, the year of the influencer. Fashion is one of the fastest growing influencer niches, and now more than ever, more and more fashion powerhouse brands have began aligning themselves with these very influencers. This restructure of values, efforts, and investments is partly due to the growing power of the consumer. Consumers, now more than…