Finally, the final posting for BCM310, this also means the end of BCM310 classes. I had learned a lot from BCM310 classes. There are new issues being brought up in the class every week and the issues are new to me like pinkwashing, e-waste, walled-gardened and so on. I am not aware of all these issues although I am involved in it. Although it is kind of annoying for me to blog about the issues discuss in BCM310 classes every week, but this had also benefits me a lot. The need to blog had made me to do research on the every week issues and with this, I learn more and in-depth information about a specific issue.
Besides, I learned to view issues from different perspective and not just the surface. For example, I never knew that there are issues behind buying pink product and support breast cancer. From BCM310 class, I learn to view the pink ribbon from different perspective like from the company’s perspective, breast cancer organization’s perspective and so on. Company may view breast cancer and pink ribbon as a way to generate more income instead of wanted to help out. So, now I will think twice before I buy any pink product and this is the same goes to other causes related product.
Then, e-waste has left a deep impression on me. Everyone is chasing for the latest technology and had causes people in other country like China, Congo are suffering. For example, people in Congo are living in the environment that is polluted by all the open burning of electronic device. Besides, the chemical has polluted the soil and water and all this chemical will be absorb by their food and all the chemical will be end up in the human body when they consume it. We are risking other people’s health when we didn’t treat our electronic waste properly and I never realize this issue before I expose to it in the BCM310 class.
Other than that, I also learn about a lot of things like pay wall, walled garden and realize that our conversation online is being moderated and so on. Besides, I never realize that the citizen journalist is threatening the traditional journalist. Recently, I heard a news that the Chicago Sun had fired all its professional photographers and has started training reporters on iPhone photography basics and they are going to use the freelance photographers and reporters. It had shocked me and I think the internet and citizen journalism had caused the traditional media to not doing well and changed their way to manage the business.
Lastly, I would like to thank my lecturer, Miss Rohayu for making every weeks lecture interesting and we had a lot of fun being in the class and thanks for patiently guiding us throughout the semester and giving us feedback and advice on our blog posting every week. Miss Rohayu, thanks a lot and we do appreciate your hard work to teach us and I am sure all of us will definitely miss you a lot! =)