Hello everyone! This is my fist blog post for the DS 106 Summer 16 section. I am excited to learn more about this class in the coming days since I have heard much talk of how unique this class is from any other classes I may of taken. I am hoping to fine tune my skills in the universe of digital media.
The first intro I have is my introduction on Twitter. Obviously I know a lot about Twitter though coincidentally I have never been an avid user. I just never found it very appealing to me. Though I am creating a Twitter account for this class and who knows, maybe I will start to enjoy using Twitter over these next few weeks and continue to use it after this course ends. Nevertheless, here is my official Twitter introduction to DS 106:
This one goes out to all my homies taking DS106 over Summer 16 #ds106
— Hasan Shami (@hshami17) May 17, 2016
For my next platform to introduce myself, I used SoundCloud. Same deal here, I know all about it though I have never had a reason to use it personally for myself. I always thought SoundCloud was for local musicians to put up their music or maybe for artist to put mix tapes. I decided to add the song Neon by John Mayer since it is one of my favorites from him (along with a bunch of others). I guess some guy sort of added his own flavor to this since there are live drums on it, sounds pretty good.
Flickr is the next place where I introduce myself. I uploaded 5 photos to my photo stream, which I just picked by scrolling through my albums of thousands of photos and selecting the ones that I felt stuck out to a bit. I have never used Flickr for photo sharing, I personally prefer Instagram for that stuff though I do not know Flickr very well so maybe it has some capabilities that Instagram does not.
https://flic.kr/s/aHskwK7Qke (I could not figure out how to add a slideshow or something into my blog, seemed more complicated than it should be)
Now we come to YouTube. I have been using YouTube probably since it’s creation. I remember back in middle school and high school I would come home and just watch YouTube videos for hours. It would make me forget about everything that happened in school, and I could just watch unlimited videos for hours and discover new things everyday. YouTube might just be one of the greatest things that has ever happened to the internet. Here is one of the first videos I watched on YouTube that made me fall in love. It is a kid getting shot by paintballs by his friends. Oh and also, warning cause there is explicit language.