When I was thinking about my final project for this class, I was originally considering creating a slideshow or infographic about the various ways we interact with the internet, taking from what we’ve studied this semester. …


Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working on an interactive fiction game. When I read the game assignments and looked through the possibilities for types of games to make, the interactive fiction games really excited me. I love creative writing, by which I mean I love writing fictional stories…


Before reading this week’s articles, I was aware of the dark web, but I had always assumed it was synonymous with the deep web.

According to Daniel Miessler’s article “The Internet, The Deep Web, and The Dark Web,” here are the distinctions between each:

The Internet: This is the easy…


As soon as I saw the textual analysis part of our assignment for this week, I instantly knew I wanted to do an analysis of one of Tolkien’s works. …


The first word that comes to mind when I think of when I think of the internet is connected.

Because of the internet, we can communicate in extremely efficient ways and learn about things that we never could have otherwise. Today, we can look up nearly anything on Google and…


Terms of service exist all around us. They exist both in digital and non-digital formats, but for the sake of this article, I won’t get into philosophizing over the non-digital and invisible ones.

When we’re presented with digital terms of service, they’re often compressed into a tiny box of tiny…


Is creating and gaining revenue from a website with billions of active users worth losing your best friend?

The main thing that leaped out at me in The Social Network was the evolution of the various relationships in the movie, especially Mark and Eduardo’s friendship. It was fascinating to me…


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What, exactly, is the Internet?

The internet is such a vague and abstract term to general society. The question “what is the internet?” does not usually come up in casual conversation.

The first way I think to characterize it, after reading the first chapter of “Small Pieces Loosely Joined,” is…


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Before reading “The Veldt,” I had no idea what the term ‘veldt’ meant. I had never heard it before. Now I am very aware of its meaning (open, uncultivated country or grassland in southern Africa), and the exotic nature of the word gives more nuance to the story.

It’s fascinating…

Audra Young

A student in #DGST101 who’s curious about the digital world and life.

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