WordPress and the Walled Garden

Finally my video about the walled garden is ready! This time I wanted to talk more about my digital artefact and how this theory applies to it. If you want to check out the website you can find it here! Otherwise feel free to follow us on Twitter (@morethanthecwrd) and Instagram (@morethanthecword).

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2 thoughts on “WordPress and the Walled Garden

  1. Hi Tash,

    This is a very comprehensive and educational video that really ties well back to the idea of the “Walled Garden”, specifically regarding your WordPress Digital Artefact. The fact that WordPress has put in certain “layers” of ownership of your own information behind locked pay walls, is a primary exemplification of gatekeeping, but clever gate-keeping that has been turned into a marketing opportunity for the company.

    But as you brought up, the trade-off is a free-to-access hosting domain, one that the user can only access under the gatekeeper’s conditions. Here is an article you might find useful regarding people’s dissatisfaction with gatekeeping features on WordPress: http://blog.crazyegg.com/2012/02/24/reasons-to-use-wordpress/

    If I could make one suggestion, it would be to perhaps include a small contextual intro to the video that briefly goes over what you will cover, but apart from that a very well made post!

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