This assignment was to edit the web contents to create a story. We were to use Mozilla’s X-Ray Goggles tool to edit and manipulate the page’s code to make a story. This tool edits the HTML code in the web page and lets you mess around and edit the text. A direct link to the webpage may be found here.
The story this webpage tells is one of a distraught DS106 student. One who is having trouble with his DS106 work, struggling to find inspiration for his work, and not having the time management skills to effectively do his work. So instead of digging down deep and hitting doing the work, Reddit is there in the way.
The internet is full of snakes and temptresses. Reddit is the largest offender here and is the main source and indirect cause of pain and despair. An internet course is a great idea, until you realize how easy it is to become sidetracked.
Reddit is always there. Constantly there edging him on, “It’s only a few minutes, check out all this new stuff.” It’s practically an addiction. The first time you visit you’re filled with this wonderment and question how you ever used the internet before this. Then you visit again. You see new things, but it’s not as good as the first time. You are constantly chasing the feeling you got the first time, but it’s not the same, and it won’t ever be.
Using this tool was really easy. As someone who has had to use HTML before in a class to create basic webpages, this was even simpler than Lego’s Duplo building blocks. I drew inspiration from one of the subreddits called /r/Me_irl. It’s pretty much exactly what I outlined in the story, only more memes.