Archive for July, 2010
I’ve just suggested to my group members to use the article on Blogging by Mortensen and Walker to write our upcoming individual essay. The reason why I chose this subject is because I feel that I can relate to it better. What more can I say, I am even blogging right at this moment.
To me bloggers should set their limits on how personal they want their blogs to be. I know some friends who post up photos of themselves on their blogs but I have recently came to realize that I want to try limiting myself from doing that anymore as this has to do a lot with the topic of privacy. I remember how I used to simply grab photos from the net to practice on my photoshop knowledge or simply to use them for presentation purposes and figured out that the same can be done to my photos. But I guess some people don’t mind?
This topic on privacy in blogging also leads me to think about how private Facebook is. I do know that you can set how you want your profile to be viewed and who can view it, but is it really safe? I have recently read on the news about an Internet hacker who came up with some P2P software that would allows its users to download information from Facebook accounts. This is utterly scary.
How would you feel if you know someone is downloading photos of you and your friends right at this moment?
I have had relatives who condemn the tagging of their friends and family in photos on Facebook. Why so? They said that they didn’t want strangers to identify the close people around them with fear that it these information will facilitate someone if he or she plans to hurt their loved ones. I guess this makes sense? It does scares me but I can’t still help myself from uploading/tagging photos on Facebook. Everyone is doing it, I’d feel left out if I didn’t do.
And is some strange way, I feel that the number of photos of a Facebook user has on his or her account contributes to the popularity of that person (well, besides the number of friends). I have friends (or rather Facebook friends) who have over a thousand of photos. How do they have so many photos? Thoughts like “surely they have had attended many events in order to be in so many photos” run through my mind.
Oh look, there I have it, a trail of thoughts. Now all I can do is wait to see if my group members come to a consensus to use the Blogging article for our essay.
In the lecture, we were told to think of networks as our DNA or brain that contains information of our body. These networks allows us to understand and be understood by others.
War against the centre, an idea of Peter Galibson states that in order to defeat the enemy of the war, it takes more than just destroying the army defence, but the essential only factory that manufactures ball bearings for building fighter jet planes. The ball bearing factory is hence, the centre that would end the war quickly and easily.
There are 3 types of networks: Centralized, Decentralized and Distributed. The centralized network is more oftenly adopted by older publication organisation which requires all staffs to report back to one superior. Phone companies adopt either the centralized or the decentralized network. I would presume that franchised phone companies adopt the decentralized network. The Internet clearly illustrates the distributed network, particularly Wikipedia which allows anyone to contribute and edit their content.
A packet switching network allows the seperate transfer of data in bunches over the internet that would reduce the probability of information lost. Packet switching network still gets the message across even if one of the data bunches are lost. Packet switching network promotes redundancy, survivability, flexibility and allows non-hierachical and digital data transfer over the internet.
1. I will attend both lecture and workshop each week.
2. I will make a minimum of 3 blog posts each week.
3. I will improve on my close critical reading skills through the upcoming assessment task.
4. I will learn to code through activities in class and the usage of learning websites listed on the networked media blog.
5. I will communicate with group members to create a group project that is consensual.
6. I will jot down notes in both lectures and workshops so I can refer back when I have difficulties.
As far as I’m concerned, Web 2.0 is the Internet that all of us are accustomed to for example, Google, eBay and Flikr. Below are descriptions in more detail.
1.Google allows users to utilize its services for free and continues to improve its services at no extra charge. Via Google, users can obtain information from a vast number of servers. A comparison for Google would be Netscape, a web browser that belonged to Web 1.0. Netscape’s strategy was to allow their users to only obtain information from their own server and would sell them software updates when improvements have been made.
2. eBay depends entirely on their users in order to deliver its services and has since continue to grow with the constant response from its users. O’Reilly state that any other similar sites like eBay will not quite suffice users need as eBay provides a competitive market for its users.
3. Flikr, like eBay, depend on their users in order to provide its services. Flikr allows users to tag their photos with multiple unrestricted words in order to enhance the search results for other users.
Information gathered from ‘What is Web 2.0′ by Tim O’Reilly on 23 July 2010. http://oreilly.com/pub/a/web2/archive/what-is-web-20.html?page=2
My blog has just been created in Networked Media lab session today!
We’ve just formed our Hypertext groups today and I’m looking forward to a enjoyable semester ahead!
My next post will cover about Web 2.0. I will be gathering information from the web and explain what I understand.