Remediation

I am definitely a little confused about which route I am going to choose for my remediation project, but here are a few ideas.

1. A podcast– however, I would have someone else recite it because my natural voice makes me sound like a person who has been smoking for fifty years.

2. A blog– I would track food trucks and see what other people experienced by eating from them.

3. A ted talk– they’re my favorite and I think my topic of social media and intertwining with food trucks can show a lot

True Life: I’m addicted to Facebook

I never thought this would hit me so hard. I couldn’t even count the amount of times I visited this page because it was so many. I am addicted to Facebook. I looked through my history, and if I am not even on Facebook it is still open in my computer. Half the time I am stalking someone’s pictures while they’re abroad, the other half I am watching those Tasty videos (which I am also addicted to). Holy crap, I need to get off Facebook. I don’t even like it that much, that’s why I am so confused.

Another huge chunk of my search history was related to internship searching. I am currently on the search and it has honestly consumed hours of my time. This search is so much better because at least it might (hopefully) pay off in the long run. If there’s a policy internship in New York City, odds are I have already looked up the job description.

Lastly, I check the normal stuff: Canvas, ctools, netflix, and youtube. Neither of these websites have a particularly high amount compared to the other. I had a lot of exams, so canvas was used a good amount.

If I am being honest, my history scares me. Note to self: get the hell off Facebook NOW.

The New York Times Morning/Evening Briefs

The New York Times posts a brief every morning and night of the weekday, and once on the weekend on Sunday. I find this to be a very useful form of media for students to quickly receive a digest of the current news. It encompasses current events, political events, sports, and pop culture news.

One of the key attributes of this venue of writing is the short paragraphs and limited information. The briefs inform the reader of the events that are going on, but not to the full longevity. This is important because people are not always looking to read articles about events, they often just want something to keep them in the loop.

In addition, another attribute of the briefs is the simplistic vernacular. You do not need to know a lot about world politics to understand the language and context of a brief about ISIS. It is very beneficial, especially for people who are just beginning to read the news.

In general, the New York Time briefs hone in on conciseness for the readers to understand current events.

Example: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/15/nytnow/your-friday-evening-briefing-donald-trump-flint-coal.html?_r=0

Because who doesn’t love food?

I think it would be really cool if I could write for my own personal food blog. Food is pretty central to my life because it is, after all, one of the many things that could always make my day better. It is pretty amazing that people get PAID to eat delicious new food, take pictures of it, and critique it. I am really apt to try new things, so I would love to find the little places in the world that sell the most obscure food. In general, food blogging is a new feature to my generation that I would love to become a part of.