In this week’s lecture, we talked about advertising and monetization of digital sites, suggesting us to take the economic perspectives into consideration into the blogs we developed.  The guest speaker also mentioned about unequal distribution of internet access, and discussed how web developers tried out different strategies to maximize the effects of advertising of their websites.

If we look into the sites we click into, most of websites are somehow monetized and commercialized.  I think it is normal or justified that most blogs today are partnered with commercial brands, I still do not have any intentions of monetizing my blog so far.

Based on what I’ve seen, the idea/concept of horoscope is often associated with or used to sell accessories that made of shapes of zodiac symbols.  I think it is cute to wear a necklace of your zodiac signs, but I do not want to connect my website with any commercial purposes.  The aim of my blog is to share, discuss and connect, and I do not want my audience to be distracted by anything else other than the contents.

 

 

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Hey ~~~~~~
This is abovewaters Ding :) I think many of my readers will assume that the writer of the blog must a young girl- and if you think that way, YOU ARE RIGHT. Yes, I am a university student who is interested in star signs. What intrigued me to get to know about zodiac signs is that I started reading books about signs since I was little- a time period that signs had been often discussed, and my curiosity about zodiac signs never stopped since then. I know it sounds illogical and a bit ridiculous to talk about the associations between signs and personality traits, but I'd like to share what I've found about zodiac signs based on incidents I intervened and people I interacted with.
For me, investigating the associations between traits and zodiac signs is like an observation work I assigned to myself ever since I knew about zodiac signs. My curiosity towards star signs pushed me to learn and analyze more and more. By now, I've collected "data" about zodiac signs from my past interactions with people.
I think its time to share what I have found about star signs and I hope my readers enjoy reading the stories and getting to know a bit more about signs~