My insights on NCT!
Throughout the whole NCT course, I have been exposed to many new communication technologies – either through presentations from my classmates or my lecturer and 2 of the guest speakers. This blog post will reflect on some of the things that I have learnt from everyone! :D
The guest speaker that came in yesterday during lecture talked about the various social networking sites and how marketing in social media has become a necessity. One of the takeaways was how consumers have change. They do not want to be controlled and wished to be given a chance to have the freedom to think and select. Thus what you said on Social Media is very vital – different people have different needs on social media, and we need to respect that.
Back to the class presentations held every week, I enjoyed what my classmates has taught me and my favourite presentation was the topic on how Google is making us stupid (or not). Loved how the presentation from Eileen was fitted in nicely with a video on multi tasking. Counting the number of words and hearing it at the same time is not as easy it seemed. This single exercise taught me that as generation passed, people are becoming more and more programmed to mutli task. Google is helping us to remember WHERE to look for certain information and not WHAT information we are looking for. Whether this is a good or bad thing, it remains to be seen.
Of course, the presentation on Facebook security features amazed me as being an avid facebook user since I was like secondary 2 or 3, I have never know you can do so much on Facebook. The timeline profile function on facebook is incredibly realistic and certain security features such as Social Authentication and album settings are really effective to block out certain people in your life. Now I know how to hide my party photos away from my family and relatives!
I also learnt how the music industry is changing – from world peace to sexual messages, the rise of partying culture and music, and most importantly, the fact that in the future - CDs will not exist and YouTube will become a place for talents to perform. It is shocking how the music industry has changed, and also how it change perception of people. No more CDs sales, no more concerts in the future – how are artists going to adapt and change?