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My name is Olivia Tartaro. I'm currently a student at UOW and am studying a double degree: Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies and a Bachelor of Journalism. Here is my space showcasing what I have studied and produced over the length of my 4.5 years at University. Grab a glass of red (or white or whatever you'd like) and some cheese and enjoy the ride!

Reason #176 of why I’m bad at multitasking: A Live Tweeting Experience

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So… Live tweeting is a thing that I’m terrible at. How can people pay attention to a new movie while live tweeting the whole thing?!!


Anyway. Here we are.

Luckily for me, I have experienced live-tweeting in classes previously, however they were often with movies or shows I have watched and found it much easier to tweet throughout. This class was much different because I have not really experienced films or shows within this realm. A large positive to the live-tweeting is the accessible hashtag #BCM325. This provided an easy means of following discussions and comments in a live feed.

This blog will be a reflection of my attempted live-tweeting and will often display examples of tweets from other students who I believed to have presented interesting ideas and theories. I plan to dissect each tweet and gather my understandings from each weekly viewing. Ill investigate which tweets had traction…

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The Rise and Fall of the Cassette Tape

I have known of cassettes my entire life – our old family car had a cassette player and I have fond memories of listening to ABBA tapes with my mum and driving to visit relatives and friends.

Rewind back to 35 years ago, in 1982, Billy Joel’s album 52nd Street released in Japan on a shiny metal disc that cost $35 and could only be played on a $1,750 device. It wasn’t exactly a best seller, but his music released on a CD ushered in a new medium would change music forever. But what about the cassettes that came before?

In 1985, Dire Straits released Brothers in Arms. The CD version of this album would be the first CD release to ever outsell cassettes. From here, it was a fast decline into obscurity with cassettes, with the last major label release…

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Compact Disc VS Spotify

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The retro cassette tape is an iconic piece of music history. I remember specifically driving with my Mum in town, listening to ABBA cassettes. Then, as I grew up and we upgraded cars, CD‘s were all the rage.. there’s something about So Fresh CD’s that will always have a special place in my heart. 5 years later, I was gifted an iPod. I (completely legally) obtained music via Limewire and infected my family’s home desktop with many virus’.. whatever it takes to listen to bangers everyday.

After purchasing my first iPhone, Spotify was my new love. Personally curated playlists and music recommended for me was awesome. I pay AU$6 per month for unlimited music streaming of my favourite artists.

The Evolution of Music Devices

  1. In 1963, the Philips Company introduced the compact cassette as a new was of listening to music. This was the first type of music player…

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