GD for the Web


Hyein posted in R1

1. Image macro memes became a new communication tool. As this type of meme became popular on web, the communication among users got simplified. Is it because people today want to have more simple communication? Or, does the communication have to be simplified for some other reasons?
2. Some companies use image macro meme in commercials on their SNS. How do you feel if they are getting financial benefits, without being the authors/original sources?
3. How is this meme going to be changed in the future? The younger generation only uses voice messages when they communicate. Is the role/using of text going to be diminished?

Qun posted Week 1 Reading questions in R1

1. “They work towards the glorification of the web and the spirit that constructs it. They work for no rewards other than the credibility bestowed on them by fellow suffers. “ How you you view the those identities as the “monks”?
2.  Should memes itself become a new language system like the emojis?
3.  Are memes abused? How do we view identity and authorship in memes

Haven posted Reading Questions in R1

1. The question of ‘trust’ should be put under duress, is there an educated viewer or is the the ‘action’,  ‘liberation’ and performativity of searching the only criteria highly regarded as a means of being a witness?
2. Is the ‘universal’ quality of the memes leading us to the loss of the individual ethics (e.g. Tina Fey, “it’s funny because it’s true”)
3. If emoji’s have left language and image on the same platform— however a certain stylistic emoji is owned by a certain company , does this point us to our own social identity, prejudices, and our own privileges?

Tina posted in R1

  1. Dank memes are dank memes due to the fast circulation of information on the web(?). When taken out of its online presence, how do memes contribute to offline culture?
  2. What makes netizens want to continue the meme culture? INFOspirit?

Esther posted 3 questions in R1

  • Current generation involves a lot of internet, and it influences a lot of people everyday. Therefore, how and why do we react to new waves of influences online and adapt to them when it can be stepping out of “average society rules”? (It may be an obvious question, but people tends to get involve physically and mentally with this connection that can be “felt” by emotions and leaves traces visually. It can easily turn messy and cruel.)
  • What would be actually remain or represent the original user or the purpose once it is exposed to public? (Physically and abstractly speaking)
  • There is always fine line of invading privacy. What apples to the gray area between private and public?

Thomas posted Reading_1/3Q in R1

-Is surfing on the web is more a cultural media than a living experience ?

-According to emojis are the representation of what we feel. Having the total control of them, is it just a pervert rhetoric form ?

-Is drift, like arbitrary drive is finally more usual on internet than in the “real life”?