Week 5 (Media Writing COMM-11007)


Week 5 task, we need to open a Storify account and browse some other account. It easy to open an account is only need to provide a username and email address and set a password to log in the account.

//storify.com/sabcnewsonline/unbeatable-bolt-signs-off-with-triple-triple/embed[<a href=”//storify.com/sabcnewsonline/unbeatable-bolt-signs-off-with-triple-triple” target=”_blank”>View the story “Bolt signs off with triple-triple” on Storify</a>]


It is easy to find the story on the site. Most of the story is the link to twitter as well. The Rio Olympic is going on a lot of stories are from Olympic. My favorite story is “Bolt sign off with triple-triple”. Bolt got 9 gold medal in three Olympic.


Social Media Networking Site

A View of Paris from the Eiffel Tower

(Photo credit: Gilad Rom, Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gilad_rom/13916300885/)

The second task is to find a social media site and write a short review about the site. I have chosen the “Flicker”. “Flicker is an online photo repository, it’s now part of Yahoo, it is an incredibly popular site for sharing photos and creating galleries. It also acts as a neat resource for finding Creative Commons images for use on blogs and other sites.” David, (2010).

Red Fox

(Photo Credit: Nicole Watson, Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129524245@N08/29059381736/in/explore-2016-08-19/)

“According to this Yahoo Flicker advertising pitch page, there are currently 51 million registered Flicker members.” Thomas, (2011). Although yahoo doesn’t disclose active accounts, but if I guess I’d speculate somewhere between 10-20 million and I could totally be wrong on that. Many people don’t have Flicker account but visit the page to find the stock pictures.
I have chosen this social media because I have a Flicker account and I love the site more than Instagram and twitter. On this site, I can browse the different photographer work and it inspires me to get out and take pictures. Also, I can share my pictures who are similar passionate like me.



D Bradley 2010, who on the earth uses flicker?, viewed 19 August 2016, http://www.socialmediatoday.com/content/who-earth-uses-flickr

T Haek 2011, How many active users does Flickr have? , viewed 19 August 2016, https://www.quora.com/How-many-active-users-does-Flickr-have



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