Category: State of net


I read the interesting reading of Mr. O’Reilly and his Web 2.0, Initially when I read this I thought to myself what is honestly the deal with naming it whatever you want. A different version of anything has to be called something. As technology advances so does the systems we use in order to produce, find and promote data. The majority of information is on the internet for convience. Could you imagine not having the internet and doing a research project on different statistics on current, well anything? It would be nearly impossible and insanely time consuming opposed to having it at our fingertips in just a matter of seconds. Tim’s points are honestly countless, he gives many good examples but if you were to break it all down there are plenty more to be brought up. Major examples that are used in most everyones day to day lives are the best examples because they can relate and understand. The only way to teach or give an explanation is when you have a crowd that can understand, but you have to bare in mind the audiances experiance before you can make a ciriculum. Another good reason is to establish a timeline and a idea of how the criteria is advancing. If you were to have a program that was initally written simple but later advanced would you market the new thing with the same exact name or would you want people to  know that its infact new. You do this by giving it a new name, this new name establishes its new it also gives teh people who make the product a history of differences. Just as the differences of web 1.0 compared to web 2.0. These differences or “upgrades” are what decyphers the progress made with that particular product or thing. The major difference today is the ability to network. Google reader for example. Multiple people can change the same document that is amazing. This is completely different than our capabilities before and deserves some sort of distinguishing name to depict from prior abilites. I think this term solidifies a difference of then and now. I can recall attmepting to connect to the internet, and thinking why does it take so long. Now just as a phone conversation we can connect with freinds and family. A social networking shopping mall at your fingertips all offereing different features. I could never have imagined this when i was putting my big floppy in to play oregon trail! I see the future having such a difference than now. In my small generation I have seen technology have a significant change I could only imagine what could infact involve what Web 3.0 could end up being. The possiblities are endless!

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My part of this Infograph was “Who are social gamers?” My section that I studied was the Education Section as seen below.

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As can be seen here we look at the education of people who are social gaming. Before we break all these numbers apart we have a few things that we lack from all this. Sources, is the information accurate where it came from. It says mashable on the bottom but where do they aquire all of their information. And what games exactly are they talking about and what defines a game? Besides these facts there is another thing this information had to have been obtaind by what there profile says for the particular social network they were involved with assuming they were telling the truth about there degree. With many factors in mind. The evidence given is amazing, the majority of users if you were to break it down, 79% people who have some college or more are gaming.  Could that mean they are gaming while learning? the net have that much of an impact on us now? How much of a role does it play in peoples everyday life? Even better it states 43% of people who are gaming are college graduates. I personally thought the people who would be using this the most would be highschool or younger. I am not even familiar with social gaming. But then again I am apart of a little older generation and I am not accustomed to it resulting in my thought of the younger generation taking more of an interest.
A bit of a funny twist to it is that only 2% of people who have obtained a Doctorate are not playing these games so much, and you have to remember the amount of people who get a doctorate degree is smaller in the first place compared to the over all graduates. So the smarter you become the less there is a desire to play? Is it to simple or is more time comsumed with profession. Who knows?!
Steping back to the actual infograph itself its well put together and the graphs are a cool feature add a pie chart in there and all of a sudden I feel like im in the middle of a big business deal. Looks good well put together.

I chose to do a Bumper sticker design assignment. The theme is DS106 and make a few bumper stickers that you would put on your car.
Process, I found 3 images threw google images and photoshopped them.Image 1 I found and added my text inside the area.Image 2 I found this and wanted to put something where the road was divided and you had to stay on the right path sort of thing. Image 3, well thought I would through in a little something for free why not but beware of the small disclosure on the bottom…  I then added some personal text to spice it up abit and make it more appealing. After that I made my appropriate tags and published it.

This assignment was to make a Valentines day card because recent ones that are available on shelves are trash. So I chose to create this design assignment. Not sure if its better though.

First I found a good picture on google to use as my backround. Then thought of a nice little poem while still giving my personal opinion on the holiday itself. Typed the texed in the box did a little color manipulation. And thus created a card. Thought it might be a good assingment after the scary poem I posted before this.

Interesting title right? This ds106 assignment is a writting assignment called 3 word wednesday.

The requirements: You must go to a separate website that posts 3 words every wednesday and you tie them together by writting something about the 3. It can essentially be anything as long as you use all 3 words. I chose to do a poem with them because it is odd and well anything else besides somethign artistic would be odd using these 3 words. Before you read the end can you guess the 3 words?

A razor so sharp, exact and so fine.

I start slicing my flesh, but I take my time.

I lose control and cut deeply inside, but I soon realize the blood is not mine.

I worry and panic,  and hide all I can, but eventually I  become hopeless and pay for my crime.

I am now in the pen serving a dime, it has been more than a week since Ive seen the sun shine.

Looking back through all the thoughts left behind, I wish there was a way to put my life in rewind.

For what its worth I will bare it in mind, and my steps through my future I will always be kind.

Freak anyone out? I didnt pick the 3 words to use that made up this assignment but I still enjoyed this assignment gives you some creativity and to through a little odd things in there to make it interesting and people want to read it and talk about it. I enjoy making poems.  Do something durastic. The 3 words were flesh, razor, and control.  I unfortunatly could not bring myself to putting an image to go with this poem because it would be horrific and the poem alone will set people on edge LOL. Enjoy and remember it’s only an assignment.

Living room

The assignment was to take a picture of a place where you most commonly loose things.  I choose a picture of my couch that is where I most commonly loose my change, or phone, or remote or all kinds of things that frustrate you for a few minutes sometimes hours to only find out it was under a cushion. But also rewarding is when you find the change you didnt think you have and then use it for something so its nice from both perspectives I guess. Another good thing is when friends are over and they loose their change. You then can save that change and then eventually buy something for the person out of no where then they wonder why and you tell them it is because they lost so much change in your couch. Ehh lets be honest that doesnt happen.. Ever lol.