I’ve worked with WordPress before, but never actually had to set up a blog from scratch by myself — and boy was I surprised at how easy it was! After reading “5 Interior Design Tips to Make Your WordPress Blog User Friendly” I’ll admit I was feeling a bit overwhelmed. Before this, I pretty much only knew how to create a basic new post and add in a picture or two. I never knew how simple adding in all of those really necessary and cool features was. Adding in my twitter feed? All I had to do was click and drag a box — no knowledge of coding or RSS needed! I’m really looking forward to playing around with WordPress even more and learning from my classmates as well.
We are now a part of a countercultural ideal, which according to Fred Turner is “a non hierarchically organized social form in which scattered individuals are linked to one another by an information technology and through it the experience of a shared mindset” (512).