Since no one has chosen to use Gliffy yet as their medium for the Rip.Mix.Feed activity, I decided to give it a try. This was my first time using this communication tool and I found it appealing because I enjoy presenting content visually and organizing information categorically. I decided to use examples, ideas and arguments from the three readings for this week on social networking to create the diagram. I also used images from Flickr to visually augment the flow chart.
While this tool provided an excellent medium for presenting text and images in a unique way that helps individuals view information systematically, I found certain production aspects frustrating; for instance, when using the connector tool, the line created overlaps with previous shapes, rather than being drawn around them. An advantage, however, is that there are other ways to link content, such as using the line function. Overall, I found Gliffy an interesting new way to convey information!
The following is the link to my project: http://www.gliffy.com/go/publish/5125224
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