Greetings, tech addicts! 💡
Believe it or not, half of the semester is already over and midterms are behind us. And so has my fourteen week journey reached its seventh week, the time for a summary blog post. I never thought that keeping a blog would be so engaging in the first place. But writing on my favorite topic – technology – and meeting interesting people has proven to be an amazing journey so far.
It all started with my very first attempt at bogging in January, when I introduced you, my tech-loving audience, to my little space on the World Wide Web about tech addicts from AUBG. I explained my idea about the #nogadgetforaweek challenge and how I intent to invite students and faculty to try it out and see if they can last a week without their favorite piece of technology.
The following week I introduced you to my first interviewee who was quite the opposite of what I was searching for. Nevertheless, I decided to give Selena the opportunity to tell us addicts what it is like to be non-addicted. She said that it’s mostly the way you were brought up and your current lifestyle that influence your use of technology.
I use a laptop and use internet a lot but I don’t think that that’s the most important thing in my life.
Next, I interviewed my first true tech victim, Dayana, who gave up her Kindle for a total of 11 days! She said that at first she managed perfectly fine without her tablet, despite worrying in vain for her Sims, but later she just couldn’t manage without a portable device to read her lectures on. That’s when she contacted me to give her Kindle back.
I can’t carry my laptop around all the time and it’s not really convenient. That’s why I was forced to ask for my Kindle back.
In the meantime, Sasho also took the challenge and gave up on Sportal.bg and NBA.com for a total of 6 days. He said that taking a rest from constantly checking updates on his favorite topics – football and basketball – gave him enough time to read his lectures and prepare for a tough midterm exam, where he performed better than he usually does.
I hope that [catching up with my favorite sports] won’t ruin my GPA for the rest of the semester.
Aside from the regular blog posts I had to do for each week, I also had my first try at photography, video shooting, and editing. I learned how to execute the 5 shot technique and how to write a script for a news report. I also learned how to prepare a whole news package for that report.
I like the fast pace of the course and the fact that it puts you in the shoes of a real journalist. I can’t wait to see the challenges that the class will put me through for the rest of the semester, as well as the challenges of colleagues and faculty I will cover in the blog.
If you want to become part of the #nogadgetforaweek challenge, be sure to sign up through this form.
Make sure to stay tuned for more surprises until the end of the semester and as always – stay connected!
P.S. Click bellow to watch a news coverage connected with this post.