Digital Spaces As Built Environments

Rothman, Michael. “Iggy Azalea Quits Social Media After Body Bullying, Her Team Takes Over.” ABC News. ABC News Network, 19 Feb. 2015. Web. 29 Apr. 2016. <http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/iggy-azalea-quits-social-medial-body-bullying/story?id=29074260>.

Shortly after her rise to fame and to number one Billboard hot 100 singles Iggy Azalea became victim to cyber bullying. Days after returning from her Hawaiian beach vacation with her fiancé she came online to notice that Twitter users across the world where tree tweeting her hateful statements about her body. This was not the first time she had been under scrutiny. she had been “memed” and mocked over many things including her supposed lack of talent, canceled tour, race, and other aspects of her personal life. To protect herself, she took a social media hiatus after tweeting that her management would take over her accounts. She added, “The Internet is the ugliest reflection of man kind there is.” Iggy Azalea leads us to question the purpose of social media and the negative outcomes as a result of being so easily accessible online. Iggy, returning to personally run her social media accounts a few months later, came with very strong messages for people online. She advised her fans to not listen to what others have to say about their personal lives and called for twitter to create more ways to cipher out posts that are negative.

Florida, R. and Jackson, S. (2009). Sonic city: the evolving economic geography of the music industry. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 29(3), 310-321.

Because of the Digital Revolution that began around the 1950s, technology has evolved to the point where music distribution is no longer spread through at a slow pace as it did in previous generations. The internet is a newly emerged form of contagious diffusion, which is defined as widespread diffusion of an idea through a population in a very short amount of time. The process of music being purchased, sold, shared online is called Electronic Music Delivery is what makes this process so effortless (EMD). Diffusion is an idea, characteristic, or objects that spreads to different areas throughout time. A form of diffusion that does pertain to music is stimulus diffusion which is when an underlying principle is innovated into something new and improved which could be applied to remixes or when artists are featured in a song. Easily accessible music, because of Electronic Music Delivery, has caused the music industry to become more condensed and focused on in major urban cities over time. This goes to show that online areas and spaces are have effect on and can change the way we do things in real life.

Cortez, Samantha. “7 Tips On Attracting Visitors To Your Web Site.” Business Insider. Business Insider, Inc, 16 Aug. 2012. Web. 29 Apr. 2016. <http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-get-visitors-to-stay-on-your-site-2012-6>.

In “7 Tips On Attracting Visitors To Your Web Site”, writer Samantha Cortez gives inside tips to readers on consumer appeal on websites. Studies have proven that the average person, when visiting a wept, will stay for less than a minute. An important focus in the business world is figuring out what keeps customers and clients on the website. While studying this, analysts also must focus on what drives users away or could potentially return to the site. She states that no matter what type of business the site is representing there are general practices that can be integrated into the online space that could bring drive users away. The authors of this article present seven tips useful that allowed for the creation of an appealing website. Most of the recommendations somehow resembled the first “Create an Appealing Design” statement the authors made. This article is important to business’ and common people alike as it goes to show that the layout and accessibility of an online space could potentially affect a customer’s likelihood to come back.

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