Three Blogs

Here are three blogs I love to browse and hang out on in my down time:

  • Adagio Teas – This tumblr blog gives the latest and greatest from the tea-ordering website,, and often hosts give-aways for bundles of teas/teapots/tea sets.
  • Hyperbole and a Half – This blog/web comic is simply a collection of one girl’s stories. It’s quite entertaining to read, and is great if you need a smile or two.
  • The Science of Deduction – The personal blog of the BBC’s Sherlock Holmes, with plenty of case references and information for the show.

And here are three from Technorati/Google, as defined by the assignment:

  • Discover Ireland – A travel blog with information about Ireland ranging from things to see to trivia about the nation.
  • England Football – A football blog for English football fans with the latest and greatest news involving the sport.
  • SurLaLune – A blog dedicated to fairy tales and fantasy stories.

Web 2.0

Before you started this class, had you heard of the term Web 2.0? In what context?

I have been vaguely familiar with the term “Web 2.0,” though I believe it’s more commonly referred to as Social Media nowadays. There have been times in news reports about the progression of the internet that talk about Web 2.0, but I do believe these reports are fairly limited to specialty news sites dedicated solely to internet jargon and tech news.

Imagine you are telling someone about Web 2.0 who uses the Web but knows nothing about the term. What would you tell them?

Web 2.0 is very simple – Twitter, Blogger, Facebook, Myspace (yes, even Myspace), Tumblr, and any other social media site you can think of are classified as “Web 2.0,” or the “second generation of the internet.” This refers to the change in the internet’s interface to become more user-friendly to any person who wishes to participate in collaborating on the internet. User-generated media is born of Web 2.0 sites, and dominates the focus of most internet users in this day and age.

Do you participate in any sites that you think are “Web 2.0” sites? If so, what are they?

I do participate in Web 2.0 – it’d be easier to list them, though.

  • Youtube
  • Twitter
  • Wikipedia
  • IMDb
  • Photobucket
  • Blogger
  • Tumbr
  • eHow
  • Reddit
  • Facebook

A New Introductory Post For CITS F220

Hello hello again. It’s been some time since I last posted on this blog, and it seems as if those posts were all only about art. Well, as much as I’d love to continue talking about art, I know that times change, classes change, interests change… the point is, I’ve got to move on to bigger and greater things! (Not really. I honestly don’t know who’s keeping up with this blog anymore.)

Without further ado….

Hello! My name is Jennifer Slingerland. I’m from North Pole, Alaska. I attended North Pole High School, and currently take distance courses through UAF. I will be graduating this spring with an AA in general studies, but hope to continue on to grad school in Michigan at SC4 (and perhaps study abroad for a year at Kensington in London. It’s a dream of mine to take a hop across the pond and see what all the racket is about).

Anyways, I’m an Elementary School RTI (Response to Intervention) Assistant, which basically means I teach low-level kids reading skills. I was a maths tutor as well out at Ticasuk Brown Elementary, but had to leave once the expenses for travel outweighed the paychecks I received. I’ve had fun, though, teaching and mingling with the kids (most of whom are incredibly bright and well-mannered, though there are a couple rotten eggs among the classes. It is unfortunate, but manageable).

I do graphic design as a personal side project (if you want to see my work, look for the Logo on the new University Women’s Health office on University Avenue, just down from UAF’s CD). I’m currently debating whether I should re-immerse myself in acting, or if I should continue on drawing and writing for my own personal enjoyment. I do hope to be professional and one day have a book on the New York Time’s Best Seller List, but acting is quite a passion as well.

I suppose I should stop talking before this becomes too much of a rambling post. If you’d like to know more, feel free to ask a question through comments, and I’ll try to get back to you when I can.

Thank you for reading! 🙂