After reading through my colleagues’ blog posts, questions start popping up in my mind, stringing thoughts that were previously off my mind.
As I understand deeper and further from the post on Emilia’s wordpress, I began thinking about various factors like “How distinct are ‘residents’ from ‘visitors’ despite the similarities in the usage of the internet?”, “To what extent could they be similar?”. “Although many users these days could be classified under a mixture of both (‘tenants’, as mentioned on the post), how do we distinct the differences among the ‘tenants’?”, and “how do these ‘tenants’ respond to various activities and culture on the internet?”
It has expanded my interests in doing further researches on the behavior of internet users, and also contributed to my understanding of the difference in personalities of the users which are possible factors in differentiating between the two.
By understanding the Digital Mapping concept in Kai Yuan’s wordpress, it helped me differentiate the ways people use social media and various websites, and the main purposes of using them. It has changed my point of view from classifying ‘residents’ and ‘visitors’ as people, to classifying them as mindsets of people when using various websites and applications.
It has taught me that there are many uses of the various social media platforms and how we can fully utilize them to meet what we want to achieve with different mindsets when using them.
Coming to this point, I have come to realize that usage of graphics like images and videos do play an important part in helping readers understand our point of view, and that we could apply our knowledge on this topic onto our daily activities on the internet to learn and grow as we adapt to changes in the online and physical environment.