For my last Practicum post I am happy to anounce that I am ending on a good note.
I posted on my support gorup page the following post:
“Hey I was wondering if anyone had any funny cat/dog videos to brighten my day? I’m at college and I am really missing my pups/cat 🙂 ”
Someone who follows my page responded with this nice coment:
“Sorry, I do not have a video. Wishing you to receive a very funny cat/dog videos soon. Wishing you all the happiness. God bless you.”
Another person who follows me sent me this video. I thought it was funny so I thought I’d share it with everyone. here’s the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf9wHkkNGUU
Overall, this project was a good experience I’m glad I got the chance to do somthing that I probably wouldn’t have done otherwise .
Last night was a crazy night to choose to keep track of what I was doing online and on different networked technologies. First off I worked my job at the UW Foundation T-fund which means I sit in front of a computer for 3.5 hours calling alumni and going through hundreds off computerizer records. During this time it gets a little boring so I obvi am on my phone playing Words With Friends, Tweeting, and checking Facebook. After work tickets for the Rose Bowl were going on sale at 9 PM and based on my experience last year they sell out really fast. So because I was so nervous about not getting tickets my roommate and I grabbed as many lap tops as we could find, between the rest of my roommates, and sat online preparing for 9 o’clock to come around in hopes the server would let us on first to buy tickets. My roommate couldn’t get through right away but luckily everything worked great for me and I was able to do three different transactions on my lap top at 9:01, 9:04, and 9:08. Needless to say I was pretty much never not using the internet and my computer yesterday.
About a week ago I added to the Support Group Wikipedia page and today I went back to see if what I added was still there and it was not. I’m guessing what I did wrong was add a link that Wikipedia needed to evaluate before they officially add it to their cite. however, i do like the policies they have because otherwise anyone could go messing up pages by adding false information As you can see from this pic there are a number of differnet types of support groups that are listed however, the one that I am focusing on for my project was not (loss of a pet). Even though I tried to add it last week, the formating must have been a little off because what I added was removed 😦 . O well still kind of interesting to try!
Just a quick post about what’s going on with my practicum project. I am looking into support groups, specifically loss of a pet. Today I was actually reading other people’s blogs and saw that someone was actually joining the group to do research for a project too. I thought this was kind of interesting because that is the reason that I am in the group too. I wonder if he will receive the same treatment as I did? Everyone was really nice and friendly to me but his post didn’t really have anything to do with “loss of a pet” so people may not respond the same way to him. Nevertheless, I did respond to him and told him about my experience within the group so hopefully we will be able to help each other out.
I thought it was time that I added a little something to the Wikipedia page on Support Groups. I found that Wikipedia did a good job covering many different aspects concerning support groups, so I found it difficult to add to the page. I did however notice that under the section header titled, “Types of Support Groups”, Loss of a pet was missing. Grief was listed however, after doing this project I found that there was a community out there on the web dealing with loss of a pet so I did feel that it was necessary for me to add a link to the loss of a pet support group. I was really surprised how easy it was for me to add to the Wikipedia page. I have heard many times about how Wikipedia is not a reliable source because of the easy access to changing information but I was still surprised. I don’t know why they would ever take this link down but I’m interested to see what happens. I’ll keep everyone posted!
Looking at YouTube vs Hulu I didn’t notice too big of a difference when I searched for a footloose music video haha. I think for me it just comes down what I am used to and feel more comfortable using. Both pretty much brought up the same links when I searched Footloose music videos. I will still probably use Youtube just because its like second nature for when I need to look something up I just always use Youtube. However it was interesting to see and use another search engine other than YouTube
For my practicum project I am looking into support groups and the one that I joined was “Loss of a Pet”. I just wanted to share an experience that I had with the support group this past weekend that kind of “erked” me a little. One person who was trying to promote a supposedly up in coming band from Seattle used the group to spam out promotions for the band. This bothered me because this is clearly an inappropriate way to use the site. Then I started wondering am I inappropriately using the site for this project? I thought about it more and more and I really do not think I am. Although this has been a project I have shared personal stories about my old dogs that I do believe have made people laugh and brighten there day when they were feeling down. Therefore, I don’t believe that I am anywhere close to on the same level as those who spam the sites with promotions.