Project Progression and Issues.

With further discussions during the group time for the project, it seems everyone became more and more individual, as blogs were getting filled out people weren’t communicating as much and were just getting stuff done and memes posted etc and still adding and contributing to the group aspects of the project. As the deadline was […]

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A Very Rare Meme

After getting all the social media set up, we began to talk about memes and what we would like to create. It seemed popular in the group to make them health based, and somewhat derivative. So we made a few on that theme, as well as sharing a few existing memes, and re captioning some […]

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Sugar and Diet Interview

As part of my research for the Sugar Things project, i decided to ask someone elses opinions outside of the group via a few interview questions that i made. I wanted to see what another persons thoughts were on some areas of this topic. They asked to remain anonymous, so I will just refer to […]

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Back to Basics: Running a Community Media Café 101

There is no right or wrong way to organising and running a Comunity Media Café as it often accommodates itself to the needs of its participants. Before I provide you with an insightful guide, solely based on personal experience, I think a definition of community media cafés is in order. Community media cafés empower community […]

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Community Media Cafés – A short summary

Six weeks have past and it is time to conclude the social phenomenon that community media cafés represent. I can’t address this type of social gathering as a format, because of its fluidity and lack of a specific set of rules at its core. Since the Community Media Cafés are a relatively new introduction to […]

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Community Media Café #6 – Saving planet Earth one drop at a time

When it comes to influencing or even changing people’s behaviour, foreign ideas are often met with a sense of disbelief and repercussion. Even if the idea is great and the motives are pure, people often lack the communication skills to present it in an acceptable manner. How, then, can we convey an idea, that would […]

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Community Media Café #3 – The Extreme Side of Social Media

This will get rather personal – not for me, but for us. I will refrain myself from writing about what you can read in full length elsewhere about social media and its benefits to the casual media consumer. I will, however, share a story. A story about a man who is considered to be one […]

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Community Media Café #2 – Media, Culture, and Society

It is beyond fascinating how the meaning-making process can vary from person to person – a phenomenon addressed by Stuard Hall’s Encoding / Decoding model. Not always the message and its encoded meaning can be decoded by the audience member as intended. Potentially, this can have negative consequences for one’s business or reputation. Given the […]

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Community Media Café #1 – Real People, Real Stories

For the past several months I have been writing about community media cafés, what they are, and how they operate in today’s media landscape. To this day, however, very little research has been done on the subject matter despite the increasing amount of community media cafés that appear in response to ‘the’ community’s thirst for […]

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Fight a Processed Diet!

Now we have seen the different sides of this argument, and the effects a highly processed diet can have, I’m sure you’re asking the question ‘what can we do about it?’. Well! I’m going to show you some of the advice being given about this and also what other people have been doing to try […]

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