Colin & Samir who specialize in following and reporting on content creators covered some really interesting information of where the web and its content are going in the near future, especially for that of video creation on YouTube.
Interested in streaming online on platforms such as YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Trovo? I am kind of considering at looking into recording some educational tutorials and such since we are all still holed up in our homes these past couple of years and sort of have most of the equipment anyways. You just have to have a niche market to cater to, depending on what topic you are passionate about to be a content creator. I feel like I am a bit late to the game – no pun intended! I am not a gamer at all but do watch a lot of instructional content online. Streaming has been around for quite a long time and has been for the most part aimed at the gaming community. After watching a few streamers (that are NOT gamer related) here and there I have put together some information that I have come across and figured I would outline and share what is involved, if anyone seems to find it helpful.
So summer of 2021 I stumbled upon scambaiter content online. What led me to this was a rather weird interaction I had on Instagram. A fake account was setup on IG with someone posing as a former colleague of mine sending me an invite to connect. When a message came from this account my first thought was, am I friends with this person already? For some reason I did not think at the time to quickly search my connections to confirm if this was true so I carried on a conversation with this person thinking it was them and how thoughtful they were to check in with me. It started to get a little sketchy when they were pretty persistent with me to hit on a link in the message. I was pretty wise enough to listen to my own intuition and do no such thing because I am aware of phishing attacks. Conversation eventually went a little south and just stopped chatting. A day later that person who I thought I was talking to posted on their other social platform explaining that their social media account was hacked. When that suspecting IG account reached out to me again I messaged back that I knew they were a scammer and they slowly retracted all their direct messages from me and either blocked me or deleted their account. Luckily I screen captured the conversation and shared it with that former colleague so they were aware of what content they were sending to their friend list. I was very lucky not to fall victim to anything further than just a brief fleeting conversation but it sure can be bothersome to know that someone tried to take advantage of you.
I was one of thousands of people to receive the next round of invitations for Google Glass. And responded immediately to the email invites that Google sent out with a code to acquire the device. The big draw for me was the “exclusivity” and being part of a niche user group to be considered a “Glass Explorer” and test out this new piece of technology.
Growing up TV was very much influential as tuning into content created and consumed online today. There are quite a handful of shows and movies that have influenced the way I thought about technology and art. I loved how well technology was weaved in and around the various storylines of these shows. Thought it was pretty cool to think that some things presented back then would become a reality in the future in indeed become realities of today! Also enjoyed the mystery side for some of these shows and the critical thinking process’ these characters go thru. Not to mention some of the shows clearly had a few leading ladies which was nice to see!
So this is my first post in the blog world! WordPress has been around for ages. I have read or come across many articles on it, installed it once but really never got around to actually using it. But it seems that I always bump into someone who uses it for a clients website or to display their own portfolio of work with it.
I’ve been to a few local meetings that discuss this easy-to-use CMS and I have been meaning to learn it for some time. So I figure the best way to learn the ins-and-outs for creating customized theme’s and plug-in’s is to take an active approach to it and actually use it!