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Two Highlights of 2014 that Recalibrated my World

Throughout the year I’ve met people online and offline who calibrate by thinking, push me further and encourage me to strive for more. They are too numerous to mention, but I would like to highlight 2 events that will forge re-calibrated directions for me in 2015 and beyond. 199 more words


Final Thoughts

Hello everybody!

Today is a sad day because today’s post is my final post – which means I’ll be concluding my final thoughts, as well as tying my data and findings back to my thesis. 506 more words

Dale Shin

Interview #2: Habbo

This time around I thought I would do something a bit different. Instead of posting a formal transcript of my Habbo interview, I thought, “hey, maybe I should film the experience for my readers instead!” Which is exactly what I did. 37 more words

Dale Shin

Interview #1: Twitter

So a couple of days have passed since I’ve last posted. Over the course of the weekend, I created an interview schedule (which is a guide interviewers use to conduct structured interviews) in order to find answers to my second research question: How do the citizens of… 859 more words

Dale Shin

Participant Observation #2: Habbo Hotel

Welcome to the virtual Habbo world! Habbo is a virtual hotel where users can create avatars to explore public and private rooms created by the community. 887 more words

Dale Shin

Participant Observation #1: Twitter

Hello and welcome back! I have a lot to cover today, so let’s jump right in!

As a quick recap, the three themes I intend to explore are: 831 more words

Dale Shin


That’s Internet slang for age, sex, location – an abbreviation used to obtain information about a user. Also, a clever introduction on my part.

Hello, and welcome to my blog! 559 more words

Dale Shin