Category: website analysis

Website Analysis 8th January 2016

What is a website?

The internet is a location on the internet in which people can load one or more web pages. There are thousands of websites on the internet each used for different purposes such as buying/selling things, social networking sites and research. Some of which these include Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and Amazon. You can choose to favourite websites to come back to them at a later date to remind you. You can open tabs so you could be listening to music on one tab whilst researching on another or something. It is best not to load HD websites and HD videos because it uses more storage and takes longer to load. However HD videos are less pixellated than SD videos (standard definition).

What does the internet mean to you?

To me, the internet is a great way to socialize with friends and to also make new friends. I feel that the internet is a great way to interact with celebrities and to catch up on TV you have missed. I also think the internet is a quick way to research, find definitions and spellings. To me, the internet means I can find out the latest news and celebrity gossip and to catch up on things like when the next gig is.

What is Web version 2.0?

Web 2.0 is a newer version of the current web which has enhanced communication channels and better network connectivity. It is the growth of social media. Good examples of Web 2.0 include MySpace, Facebook and blogs. The way people use the web with 2.0 is a different to the current web, not in the Internet technology way but the way people use the web. Web 2.0 is a way people have of using new ways of showing or using things on the Internet. Web 2.0 is considered beneficial because it is easy for people to publish their work, connect with other people, and share and exchange information. To people who use the Internet and blogs are Web 2.0.  Before Web 2.0, Internet users could just read information on webpages. With Web 2.0, people can interact with the site and add information. In the current web, information was only written by the website author.

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My favourite website is Twitter which is a social media website because it is a great way to socialise with people and make new friends. I love it because you may also get noticed by celebrities. You can share videos up to 30 seconds, post and edit photos and tweet people. There is also the option to ‘follow’ everyone or ‘request a follow’ if they have put their settings on private. You can also choose to unfollow people if you wish and block/report anyone harassing or bullying you. You can also ‘tweet’ anyone whether they follow you or not. This means you send a tweet that everyone can see and all your followers (people who follow you back) will see on their timelines. Many celebrities also use Instagram to socialise with their fans such as Justin Bieber, One Direction, The Vamps, James Graham and Union J. You can either go on Twitter on your PC/Laptop, download onto phones or tablets and iPods. You can also like people’s photos, videos and tweets or retweet them. You can send pictures too as a direct message. If someone kindly puts you in a ‘solo’ direct message with a celebrity you can send them messages and they can see them and may reply. Twitter began March 21, 2006. This website is probably the easiest way to interact with people and you can easily see if you have any notifications on the app. Each tweet must be 140 characters or less. The contextual awareness for Twitter is all the adverts you see when you search which encourage and persuade people to buy their products they’re advertising.

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Instagram is also a form of social media, but instead of messaging your friends, you upload your photos or videos (up to 15 seconds) and share them with the world. You can like photos, share your photos, send direct messages or simply comment. This website can be downloaded from the app store or on google play. You can like photos and comment on photos on PC but cannot see direct messages or if someone has sent you a follow request, liked your photo/video or commented on your photo without downloading the app. Instagram first began in 2010. Many celebrities use Instagram to socialise with their fans and post pictures. Some include Justin Bieber, One Direction, The Vamps, James Graham and Union J. You can also edit your photos on Instagram with many filters and effects and shorten your videos too. This website is an easy way to interact with celebrities and friends and you can easily see if you have any notifications on the app.  The contextual awareness for Instagram is all the pictures people post of their makeup products or food which might persuade other people they follow to go out and buy that product.

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YouTube is an online streaming website, where you can watch old TV episodes which people have uploaded, some movies, music, ‘vlogs’ (video blogs) and even upload your own videos, free of charge. YouTube has many features including commenting on videos, sharing videos, and liking videos (thumbs up). You can also create your own playlists. You can download it on the app or watch on PC/tablet. You can also subscribe to anyone so you do not miss their latest uploads. YouTube first started February 14 2005. YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. The most watched video on YouTube was Gangnam Style by Psy which hit a massive 2,492,248,139 views posted in 2012. The contextual awareness for YouTube is all the adverts you see on the side of every video, usually of fashion, but it knows what website you have used, for example, New Look and puts an advert up for that next to the video you are watching which persuade people to buy the products they’re advertising and that is mostly how they are funded. A budget is usually set at the start of the campaign and then the advertiser pays per click or per retweet.

An example of contextual awareness is when adverts pop up when you are on YouTube or Facebook for example. It can be applied more flexibly with mobile users, especially when using smart phones.