When asked about the future of their community, Leimert Park residents give ambiguous answers. As wealthier homeowners move in and a Metro station is set to open in 2019, community members reflect on what their home was, is and could become.
Legend is an easy-to-use app for making mini videos of animated text. You could use it in a more sophisticated way by posting a video as an appealing visual element in a longer story, or you could use it to post a funny or inspiring mini clip to your personal Instagram. It’s quick and versatile.
To use Legend:
- Open it, and the first window will be a text box. Type whatever you want here. Maybe it’s a pull quote, maybe it’s a joke.
2. Then, you’ve got two options. If you want a plain background so the text stands alone, tap “next,” and you’ll be taken to three pages of pretty font and display options for the text.
Your other option is to choose a background photo. You can either take a photo, choose one from your library (videos, too) or search Flickr without even opening the browser. After you’ve chosen your picture, hit “next” to choose a font/display option.
3. Once you’ve chosen your favorite display, you can customize it by picking one of several color schemes. These will change the background color and pattern and the text colors.
4. Now, it’s time to share. Straight from Legend, you can save, message, email, Instagram and do other things with your clip.
That’s about it!
To investigate Tori’s digital footprint, I started out by searching for her (using her full name) on YouTube. The first channel to pop up was her personal channel, where I could see her audio slideshow for this class, as well as two videos featuring her boyfriend. I clicked back to see what other results came up, and I found a separate account of hers for her journalism work. A few of her videos from both accounts appeared while scrolling through results for “Victoria Berggren.”
Then, I went back to basics and Googled her. I didn’t see anything related to her until a few results down, where I found her on Annenberg Media. Right underneath was a page of stories she wrote for ULoop.com, which I did not know she did! Next, I checked out the Images tab, where a couple of nice photos of her sat in the top row.
My search for Tori on Twitter easily took me to her profile, which seems to exist mostly for journalistic reasons.
Since I was curious to see what difference searching for “Tori” versus “Victoria” would make, I gave it a whirl on Google and actually got some different results. Near the top was Tori’s Medium page, where she had posted some stories for the Media Center.
As expected, I didn’t find anything sketchy about my dear friend Tori online. In fact, people will probably be impressed to almost exclusively find her journalist persona when looking for her on the web. Employment, here she comes.