The second part of Winnie’s journey involves a very serious crisis in the form of a web assignment. For this, I revisited Storytelling Within the Web and made a few edits to the front page of CNN.
As you can tell, there this a worldwide honey crisis which has been brought on by the bees who have had enough of bears and humans stealing their most precious product. Most worrisome, is that they have stated they will resort to violence if their demands are not met. This could bring a little forecasting about things to come.
For this assignment, I used the X-Ray Goggles by Hackasaurus to edit the html of the webpage and add in my own content. The page originally had another breaking news story so it fit well with the sense of urgency that I wanted to display for this assignment.
Original Web Page:
When I first looked over this assignment and noticed the option to code I was a bit worried about how hard this would really be. However, after following the simple instructions on the Mozilla page, I was pleasantly surprised by the ease of changing a web page. I thought for quite a while on what site I should change and how to change it. I then thought of all those ridiculous National Enquirer headlines I used to see and decided to apply them to a reputable source such as the New York Times. In the end, I was happy with the way things turned out.
I started of by going to the X-Ray Goggles page by Mozilla and followed the instructions and learned fairly quickly. I then uploaded the application to the Bookmarks Toolbar on Firefox and went to the New York times page. I then clicked on a few headers and pictures and simply added what I was replacing them with. I then clicked the publish icon which gave me the final results.
Publishing button in green
Link to Google Maps Page
For this assignment, I made a bit of a stretch in terms of a literary figure but I thought it would be a cool idea to do a history map on Jason Bourne from the book/movie series. It’s well known that the storyline involves plenty of globe trotting so it fit perfectly with what I was trying to convey. In particular, I chose the final part of the trilogy called Bourne Ultimatum where he makes his way through Europe and eventually ends the storyline in New York.
The completion of this assignment wasn’t to complicated but there were a few snags. You must first go to Google Maps and click on My Maps. There you can create different destinations in the order that they happened. I also clicked on the description icon and added a storyline for why the character was at that location. The tricky bit was including New York which is not accessible by car so I could not use the directions tool. I simply created a line to show a flight path from Tangier to NYC.
Google History Maps Story – 3 Stars
My dream trip is to the islands of Indonesia. During my freshman year I took a class called Modern Indonesian History and loved the class and professor. Since then I have grown a fondness for the country and would be my dream vacation.
Realistically, I think this trip could happen but more than likely while I’m still young. A roundtrip ticket is about $1200 plus hotels and other expenses. Another thing to take note would be the 23 hr plane ride which would be miserable. Indonesia also requires a visa on arrival which would be a little bit of a hassle not not too bad.
Another decision would have to be choosing where in Indonesia I would go. Obviously the famous capital Jakarta and the resort Bali, but I’m sure places such as Sumatra are just as incredible.
3 Stars – Dream Vacation