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Social Media as Memory

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The only thing I love more than Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream is social media. While I was studying abroad I contemplated keeping track of my doings by keeping a blog. I thought about what I would write about and how I would make my blog different from the numerous poorly written, boring study abroad blogs that I'd read. I decided to keep a "picture a day" blog where I would just write a little blurb about the pictures I posted. This attempt ended very quickly once I realized that I was essentially creating a blog that was doing the same thing I could do with my Instagram account. I stopped the blog and just kept up my Twitter and Instagram accounts, attempting to post at least once a day. My social media accounts became a journal of my time in Scotland.