Dear Posiel, So long, farewell, bon voyage. Today marks the last day of Poseil 😥 (emojis courtesy of Jim over at Slice of Jim, otherwise I’d still be googling emojis and Ctrl+c & Ctrl+v-ing them like a peasant… Thanks Jim!). As it is the last day, I would like to dedicate some of this post […]
More Media? MORE?
(Week 12) Hi all! Right now, What the Cat Said is primarily a written blog. That is, I write things and I post them. However, with POSIEL’s process prompt this week there is a great opportunity to shake things up a bit and figure out ways to incorporate transmedia. I am sick right now so […]
React-ing to Angular
(Week 11) Hehe. For you front-end devs, I am learning Angular. Coming from a background of React I have been forced this semester to learn angular. Ok, forced sounds bad, while in actuality I would rather be using React, Angular has been pretty similar and the learning curve looks nice and loggy. Going over the […]
PR #3: A Sustainable Fashion Blog
(Week 11) Wow. Dressing sustainably (DS). I know this peer review post is supposed to be about analyzing your audience and marketability and this may tie into it… but damn, the optics (in a good way)! The layout, the topography, the framing, the contrast with the colour pops and the neutrals. Your site looks very […]
How does one analyze something with no data to analyze?
(Week 10) Alright, Google analytics, I get it. It’s important for sure, however, there is a caveat… There are no stats when there are no viewers 🙃. I’m trying, I swear! I guess I shouldn’t sell myself short though because in reality What the Cat Said has struck a goldmine with all 7 of its […]
Essay: Filter bubbles and their creation of echo chambers and polarizing viewpoints
Introduction Algorithms lurk beneath the surface of an individual’s every search and click on websites like Google and Facebook, gathering a user’s data to display information the company believes the user wants to see. These algorithms are portrayed as helpful to the user tailoring their experience in a personalized manner so that they may obtain […]
How is this Last Semester Going You Ask?
(Week 9) Oh, you didn’t? That’s ok, I’m going to rant anyway. To be honest, it hasn’t been thaatttt bad. It’s just a few select weeks over the last couple of months that have really worn me down. I have burnt out already. It sucks, but it’s true. This week in particular has been chaos. […]
Filter Me This.
(Week 8) Coffee? Filter. Face? Filter. A myriad of ads only ever showing you Wish items under $1 because Google’s algorithms know how much money you have (don’t have) in your savings account? Filter. This week in class we got on about social media and how it may or may not narrow our views on […]
PR #2: Naught, Nothing, Not.
(Week 8) As I lay my tired eyes on Record of Naught for the first time I think to myself, “I don’t know what I’m looking at…” I like it, wait do I? I think so. Yes. Ok, I’ll just say it, I am confused and intrigued (honestly I’m probably just not cool enough to […]
Duck, Duck, Duck… Posiel.
(Week 7) This week in #POSEIL we are tasked with picking apart a site that we frequent and discussing what works and what doesn’t in terms of design elements. As it is the spooky season, I thought maybe I would scare myself a little and pick a site that may or may not get me […]