Videos for FAM2000F catch up…

This is an example of an interview going bad… Michael Parkinson is an absolute legend but he really battles through this and you’ll see how awkward it gets… Meg Ryan just doesn’t settle into the interview at all and it is really up to Parkinson to make her feel at ease… but he doesn’t…

This is an example of a good interview… I’m sure you’ve all seen it and Deborra Patta doesn’t take any prisoners. Notice how even in video format the interview is introduced to orient the viewer. Obviously this is lank biased but you get the message I’m sure.

Next is Martin Bashir interviewing Quintin Tarantino… Martin Bashir is not my favourite human in the world but he has a pretty impressive cv when it comes to his interviewees. He shot to fame by interviewing Diana for the BBC and Michael Jackson in a really bizarre documentary. Anyway Tarantino is having none of him…

The Darker Side of Blogging…

I saw this story on Facebook via Sky News… “Mommy Blogging” is something that I have been researching as part of one of the chapters of my PhD… This however is something way more sinister and disturbing.

This is an interesting story for a number of reasons… In terms of HOW this woman presented herself “online” and what her motherhood “reality” was in digitally mediated and embodied space is certainly captivating. The community of others that she built herself around is also clearly very important to her; whether living in the Fellowship community or expressing herself on social media. She placed a huge emphasis on social media, be it updating her status, posting inappropriate photos, blogging, etc., and she received attention from others who shared their experiences with her and encouraged her to “stay strong” through her son’s illness. The reader invests in her blog and her story, and follow her on her journey; a very personal one.

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