I came upon this article because its topic, Flex dancing, was captured so excellently in a video. I was captivated every second seeing these dancers do things with their bodies I didn’t think were possible. From every moonwalk to literal flex, it had me hooked. Then I found out about the article it was attached to by Julie Turkewitz of the New York Times. Within it was a written piece of the history and current state of the dance, and also a slideshow of stunning photographs of the dancers. All of the forms of media came together to make a very compelling story that I enjoyed immensely.
As someone who loves taking pictures, I was happy to find an article like this to organize my photos. I never have really had an application to keep all of my pictures intact, so I was happy to find an article that mentions apps that can adequately organize my pictures. I was happy to see the video in the article, for it taught me how there are multiple apps that can organize my photos into albums. Thanks to these apps I have a channel to look back on and appreciate the pictures from the past.
As a kid, video games are what got me through the day. All day at elementary school I would day dream of collecting coins, killing bad guys, and getting all my Pokemon to level 100. This trend didn’t end as I grew up, the games just switched from Mario and Donkey Kong to Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. With such a background in gaming, you could imagine my great interest in the next generation of consoles that just came out. Now that the Wii U has gone all in for casual gamers, it has turned into the battle between the PS4 and the Xbox One, and I’m extremely interested to see which one is more successful.
Enter this article by Molly Wood, which includes both a linguistic and a visual take on the console wars. I appreciated the video element of the article, for it gave you a better understanding of some of her points (such as how the voice recognition on the Xbox One works about as well as Siri’s illiterate stepson). Having had experience with the PS4, I was excited to see that she preferred the console over the Xbox One. We’ll just have to wait and see which one comes out on top in the next few years.