1. kaileyck

    Finishing up…


    So, I must be honest: I stopped doing blog posts for my individual study. The semester and job hunting just got too busy, but rest assured–I did continue reading great social media material!

    I finished my thesis (it’s around 20 pages) and gave a presentation at UMW’s Kemp Symposium, and …

  2. kaileyck

    Spring Break + Burger King.


    Hello all! So, I’ll be honest: I’ve been on Spring Break (although, it really shouldn’t be called “spring” break, because we got 8 inches of snow), so I made the executive decision to combine two weeks of posts into one so that I could enjoy more of my vacation.

    The …

  3. kaileyck

    The final three!


    Hi all! Well, I got my snow day–and then some. While the ice melts & re-freezes outside, please enjoy reading my last write-up for WSI’s Digital Minds!


    Responsive web design sounds super-duper futuristic (I’m thinking, like, a Google search suggestion type of …

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    Haven’t learned this much about e-mail since 2001.


    Hello all! So, we’re currently under a wind advisory and snow forecast here at school, and I’m kinda super excited. I know parts of the nation are less-than-thrilled about more winter weather, but I JUST WANT ONE SNOW DAY. JUST ONE. SERIOUSLY.

    Anyway, as the child-like joy of potential snow …

  5. kaileyck

    Do not plan for “Gangnam Style.”


    Hello all! Hope you’ve had a great week and are enjoying SuperBowl weekend! (GO PATRIOTS–I mean, what?)

    To conclude my study of Mark W. Schaefer’s Social Media Explained, I’ll be re-capping some highlights from his last section of the book: A Social Media Primer.



    I briefly mentioned the …

  6. kaileyck

    Authentic Helpfulness and giving “the deer guns.”


    Hello again followers/readers of kaileyck! Hope you all had a lovely holiday and new year.


    I’m back for my final semester and am happy to announce I’ll be keeping this site updated with weekly blog posts documenting my adventures as I traverse through the exciting world of my independent …

  7. kaileyck

    three seasons. (final story)


    long ago, long before any of us were alive or thinking or walking or breathing, when our souls were swirls, and long before the stars and the sun had any idea of what to do with themselves, there was a couple.

    this couple was so in love. the universe was …

  8. kaileyck

    6 Daily Creates!


    TDC1045: Worst Album Cover!


    Despite all its stresses and “de-relaxation,” ds106 is a lot of fun! (;

    I chose this as my “worst album cover,” because the text and image are far too crowded! This actually has a lot of potential to be a nice picture, though, if …

  9. kaileyck

    post-it notes & to-do lists!


    All right, I want to make a really fun, pop-culture-related third assignment, so here it goes:

    Choose a character or characters that you like, or choose a movie, world, whatever! Then, create Post-It notes in an image editor–multi-colored squares with handwritten-looking-text–that the character or characters in your chosen world would …

  10. kaileyck

    postcards from the past.


    Based off of a final project I had in Spanish class, this assignment I’ve created involves history and some form of artistic creativity–preferably writing, but I won’t limit you to just that medium!

    Find an old archive: letter, postcard, photograph, memo, computer document, e-mail. Then, form a story surrounding the …

  11. kaileyck

    No, I do not play D&D.


    For my second tutorial, I’m going to try something a bit out-of-the-ordinary. While most DS106-ers stick to working on technical aspects during their tutorials (bless Hope for this Mozilla Popcorn tutorial), I’m going to get a bit more creative and open-ended.

    Intrigued–and also filled with mild trepidation–by the section …

  12. kaileyck

    My mom is the coolest discussion partner ever.


    When I read that one of the requirements for these two weeks was to record myself explaining remix culture to someone, I wasn’t annoyed. I wasn’t frustrated. I didn’t struggle to think of someone with whom I could speak. In fact, my mind immediately flashed to my potential interview subject(s): …

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    If you were following my blog during the month of October, you are familiar with my group’s radio show. Since the assignment was due shortly before Halloween (the show actually premiered the eve of Halloween, which was perfect!), us group members decided to have a spooky theme. We decided …

  14. kaileyck



    …In iMovie, that is.

    Seriously, though–this was definitely the hardest assignment for me this whole two weeks, and it’s because I made a simple mistake. Worse yet, the simple mistake is quite visible in the final product. Ugh. My perfectionist self is dismayed (but my kinder side is insisting that …

  15. kaileyck

    2 seconds of beauty ft. Hope!


    This weekend was a blast, and this is why: before I came to UMW, I spent my freshman year at Sweet Briar College in Amherst, VA; the institution has gorgeous grounds and wonderful faculty, but the overall size was a bit too small for my taste. Regardless, during my time …

  16. kaileyck

    Not a whole lot of video…


    …but still a fun week of Daily Creates!



    It took me a few re-readings of the linked Wikipedia article to fully understand what a Zeugma is (and I’m a grammar nerd, too–amazing how we use certain parts of languages everyday without even realizing what they technically …

  17. kaileyck

    “Hit me.”




    All trivia thanks to IMDB!

    When a Fight Club member sprays the priest with a hose, the camera briefly shakes. This happens because the cameraman couldn’t keep himself from laughing.

    This trivia tidbit is interesting, considering that this is such a dramatic, violent movie! Palahniuk’s works often …

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