CRABster: let’s test!

After one month of developing our social media application, our team (@zigenculten, @jmasvoulas , @giuliapunktv) finally announced last week that CRABster is ready for field testing. Although not all the functions of our application were ready due to a number of reasons, our team managed to launch the most important pages, present the design concept, and…

The Role of Social Media for Civic Action

In recent years, optimistic discourses about the possibilities of using social media for civic engagement and political action have been very popular, especially after the Arab Spring, in which Twitter is widely believed to have played an important role. Many scholars tend to praise social media for “they can be empowering and politically transformative” [1].…

Testing ReGame

Last week we (lexlibrator, Milly, sophiedoesmedia, Gong Liang) had the chance to present the alpha version of our prototype ReGame. Already on the spot we received a lot of feedback on our project. Most important were comments on the choices we made according to the formatting of app elements and their functionality. In the end of our process, we didn’t…

The “M Word” and Internet Controversy

As I have covered in several of my previous blogposts, the Internet is rapidly transforming various aspects of our everyday life. It should be evident now to our readers, that the Internet, and especially Web 2.0. technologies like social media, have changed the way we interact with each other, share our inner thoughts and communicate…

ReGame – the alpha version

In this blogpost we (lexlibrator, Milly, Gong Liang, sophiedoesmedia) would like to present our alpha version of our social media application. After a lot of consideration we can also reveal it’s name: ReGame. The “Re” stands for “Re-visit” the game moments and “Re-living” the game experience. Game stands in focus and has therefore a prominent position in the applications…

Let’s Shop! – Clickable Prototype

by saraskogsberg, Bo Bi and Qi H. Now it’s time to see what we have achieved after a month’s work on our app “Let’s Shop!”. Due to the practical reason that we do not have a programmer, we are not able to implement an up and running service. But, we can proudly say that we have tried our best…