Ellen Mrja’s Tips for Twitter and Blog Posts

One professor’s advice on making tweets and post’s as beneficial as possible. On Monday afternoon,Ellen Mrja, a professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato, talked to her class about Twitter, blog posts and other important things related to online media. She began by giving her students a some refreshers about the purpose of Twitter.She reminded them … Continue reading

My First Experience Live Tweeting

On Tuesday night, our class live tweeted during the presidential election coverage. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of that night is WOW! I think this for two reasons. Number one, it was a lot of fun and number two, it was a completely new experience for me. I am used … Continue reading

Life of Trish

Life of Trish Trish Bjerke has moved many times in her 21 years. When Trish Bjerke’s parents, Steve and Gaile, got divorced, she was in sixth grade. Her mom moved from New Ulm, Minn. to Burnsville, Minn. to be closer to her work. Bjerke and her brother, Josh, began to stay in Burnsville with their … Continue reading

Open Topic/Article

I read an article on the Star Tribune website. The article, “Woman hit by gunfire in road-rage shooting on I-35E in Eagan” was written by Joy Powell. The woman was riding in a car with seven other people on Interstate 35E near Eagan when two shots were fired by a person in another vehicle. One … Continue reading

Anchor Link Exercise

There are a few parts of the Declaration of Independence, among them are Preamble , Grievances and Pledge Preamble The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to … Continue reading

News Rewrite

Women’s Conference in Mankato MANKATO– The Women and Spirituality Conference is coming back to Mankato. The event, which brings 1,000 people to campus each year, will begin on Oct. 31 Nationally known keynote speaker Vandana Shiva will discuss “The Gendered Politics of Food” at 11 a.m. the opening day. The event will be held in … Continue reading

Thoughts on Paywalls

An area of interest that I have discovered is the idea of a paywall, or Internet users having to pay to read part of a website. I realize that it is necessary for newspapers to make money, but the ability to read articles and find information online is something that is important. College students, myself … Continue reading

Chapters 1-3 and Audio vs. Video

            Our text showed me that the internet has much more to it that we originally think.  As a user, we see the basics of the internet and know how to navigate websites to find the information that we need.             There is much, much more to that, though. Things … Continue reading