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About alexdebs

Third year Bachelor of Communications and Media studies student at the University of Wollongong. I am an aspiring journalist with a passion for sport, music and travel.

BCM313 Final Reflection

It is only fitting that we end the semester on a reflection. If I can truly take one thing from this subject, it is certainly the value of reflection in any context. I have never really been a reflective person, … Continue reading

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Week 12: The Internet of Things

For the final topic of the semester, I decided to indulge in a podcast discussing some of the major issues with the ‘house of connectivity.’   Find the podcast here:

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Week 11: Dark Fibers – Cyberspace

Whilst much of BCM206 has focussed on the positive and progressive nature of the internet, this weeks lecture underlined some of the dangers that are associated with operating in a cyberspace. Many of us operate online using credit cards and … Continue reading

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Narrative Reflection: An interview with my father, Dave Debs

Until I managed to stumble across this subject, I had never fully appreciated the value of narrative reflection in any context. Yet here I was sitting face to face with my own father, learning things I’d never even bothered to … Continue reading

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Week 10: Digital Resistance – Hacktivism

Hacking into a wealth of untapped or explicit material is not necessarily a new concept, however the idea that all of this can be done using the internet through code breaking. Hacktivism is defined as┬áthe subversive use of computers and … Continue reading

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Week 9: The social network revolution

This weeks lecture was one of the more interesting ones for the semester, given the relevance of social networks in the 21st century. The three main roles of social media are: Mobilisation Coordination Dissemination Collectively these three concepts can be … Continue reading

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Week 8: Bridges made of pebbles | Social Media and the information paradigm

This weeks concept centred around the metaphorical bridges which have penetrated the social media paradigm shift, and the gatekeepers which monitor our reception of content. The focal point of this paradigm shift is the active and passive way by which … Continue reading

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