For my new media skill I am going to learn how to make an interactive timeline on Tiki-Toki. I think this would be a really great way to visually document my three-week withdrawal from social media. Each day of the timeline would include the aspects of connection/conversation that I am recording, along with any commentary I want to include.
What’s great about the Tiki Toki platform – besides from it being very clear and easy-to-use – is that you can embed images and videos into each “day” or “post.” The user can easily scroll through the timeline by dragging their mouse over the days they wish to read more about. The only downside to the platform is that I may need to pay a small amount to upgrade for a better version of the timeline. Karly and I took some time today to go over the platform (she will be using it for her comedy in film project), and we believe the upgrade may be worth the additional features it provides. Below is an example of one of the timelines:
On another note, after meeting with my mentor on Tuesday (yay!) I learned that my project is not really an “experiment.” Instead, I will be referring to the method as an auto-ethnography. An auto-ethnography is “a form of self-reflection and writing that explores the researcher’s personal experience and connects this autobiographical story to wider cultural, political, and social meanings and understandings.”
That’s all for now!