Thoughts About WordPress Ease of Use.

1) Based on your experience with WordPress, what are your impressions with working with WordPressβ€”the pros and cons? It started as a blogging platform but has evolvedβ€”should it still be relegated for small blogs, or do you see enterprise use?

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This is apart of my class assignment. I feel I have to mention that, because I will mention some negative, some good, but some negative things.

  • Pros- It is very popular among many people I have grown to love and follow like Techcrunch and Phoblographer. It has a vast user base that gives it a nice community feeling; almost like a social media platform. It has an easy way to customize the feel and look of the website for people who don’t know how to code or are just curious about blogging. It saves me time.
  • Cons- Some of you might have noticed but my layout changed. I was browsing themes and clicked activate on a random theme and all my organized tabs and pillars and posts got arranged in a manner that I have not yet fixed. So, all the posts are in a kind of limbo at the moment while I figure out what I need to do to fix my old posts back on to the new layout. It was a whoopsie on my part.
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It can definitely be used to build a business and make a name for oneself, as well as be used to just write about ones thoughts on their favorite stick of butter. Either way, WordPress has their back.

Social Media Is an Action Word.

Social Media Is an Action Word.

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You have probably heard of at least one of the following social media platforms:

LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Bumble, Twitch, Tumblr, Snapchat, WordPress, Tinder, YouTube, Twitter.

I don’t know if you noticed, but they all have a word of action in the title:

Twitter is the sound a bird makes when talking to other birds,

Twitch is a short sudden jerk,

Snap is the act of capturing the moment,

Chat is the act of talking,

TikTok is the sound of a moving clock,

Insta is informal for instant, and

Gram is old school for you got mail.

They all have this in common, because socialization requires action. To communicate one’s interest a bird “tweets”, to share one’s interest a person “snaps” a moment they experienced, and shares it with the ones they love. Therefore, every one of these media platforms are told we use as social animals to connect with one another.

Twitch is a sudden movement, or jerk, that is required when playing games with other gamers, and is likely a reason why it is called that. The ability to have quick reaction times when playing games gives one an advantage against another.

TikTok, pronounced Tick Tock in English, is the sound of a clock and if you are familiar with the platform you know that the recording limit is a few seconds tops. Lastly, Instagram is the instantaneous transference of a message, and in this case the message is visual.

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I don’t really like Facebook, so I will not be talking about it, but feel free to add your take on it’s relevance in the comment section below.

These platforms are appealing, because they give us the ability to express our interests with other people, who’s opinions matter to us, in turn reaffirms our belief system and gives us validation increase the feel good chemicals in our brains; the one’s that give us pleasure.

Since these social media platforms give us pleasure we associate them with that feel good chemical, oxytocin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and we seek it often in attempt to retrieve the same feeling we had initially when we first used the platform. Unfortunately, with all addictions this is a craving that can never be completely fulfilled.

Therefore, social media platforms have grown tremendously as a source of revenue for companies, and as a source of connection between one another, giving us a collective conscious creating culture, order, and a sense of meaning to our sometimes chaotic existence.

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