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This original was created by glitch But I modified the image for a DS106 assignment. I loved it because he is a childhood figure giving the bird.

The ds106 assignment was a mashup that was to make your own album cover out of a pre existing one. The others were boring  and this was loud and thought it would get alot of attention. We were to remix it and make it something different. The prior person made it a lazer hood. I wanted to make it just his hood.

I started by photoshoping making it look like grafiti brushed out the lazer and made is say “come check out my hood” instead. Kind of gangster.

Then added a few featuring songs manipulated some colors, some red circles kinda like bullet holes and highlited the finger more. This image was halarious and I had to use it, I wrote the person who created this as mentioned above so the real credit for the majority of the work was put in by him. I just made some minor modifications for the assignment. I remember Mr. Rogers hood when I was a kid. Looking at how old school it is now its funny making fun of him with this album cover. Could you ever imagine him as a rapper? I think a good assigment might be to make a rap using his voice somehow lol if they have it.

Those shoes he always wore, but never the same pair it seemed, or how about that mail man that never failed to show up, takin the train to imagination land with those talking puppets, those sweaters he was obsessed with lol. Interesting times and programs. Next time I might have to do reading rainbow lol.

I was not aware of the desparation and great lenghts people travel to in order to support such an addiction. I also was not aware of all the ramafications it entails and affects it has on peoples lives. Delilah‘s presentation was alarmingly abundant with information while keeping the interstest on the topic at hand which is hard with the given subject. Her finformation from this website was incredibly informative and  goes to show how sick and decieving some people are. Delilah also spoke how the sexuality of women are changing and when things like this are watch it kind of makes the viewer emotionless to the topic at hand. Depending on what there fettish is. There is a large problem with human trafficing and porn. Children even are forced into situations into someone elses benefit which is appalling that people can have such mentalities to the suffereing of others children at that. Although there are many sick perferted twisted people out there. It is odd to see that the majority of the numbers given were people that are educated and also making more than 40,000 a  year! Could be almost anyone doing these types of things. She also has alot of information on her wordpress site. I dont think I will look at people the same anymore and always wonder to my self if they are a creeper or not.

What I honestly wonder is if it is this bad now, what will the generations to come have as problems with this area as technology becomes better?

For my project for FALO was to find an article on privacy and surveillance in regard to the web. I decided to talk about and present about an article that was written by the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) I posted a link inside the acronym to make it easy if you were interested what the ACLU really is. Their actual article gave much information to current laws that pretty much give open doors to the federal government and private local security firms, not to mention state and local entities also to basically watch your every move on the internet. Well I should not say you in particular I should just say people of “interest” deemed by someone somewhere in relation to an email, or a blog, or a website, or a search conducted created this person of interest file. Although there are millions of these that have been made.

Some of the people are on  a watch list, some get grounded and put on a no fly list, some are just not under investigation but are awaiting that one time with the one thing to just have the smallest excuse to use it ammunition for a investigation. Now there are multiple ways we can look at this. One if your conducting something illegal on the net then of coarse your going “blow the whistle” laws, constitution, over all fairness. But what do we consider this truly. Some people conduct business legitimately on the net and privacy is important because of cliental or figures, or information embarrassing for someone else. There are always 2 ways to look at everything, nothing to hide who cares look at it. What about people who are looking up porn and that is there ways to have some enjoyment in the privacy of their own home. Makes them feel like no one else is around, well someone is watching that person could be bothered by this. Some might feel its just an infringement of over all rights in the country. And some just enjoy the fight with the government. Regardless of the reason an individual my or may not argue the reason why it is happening in the first place is because people test infrastructure, steal money, manipulate people with this device. The internet is an amazing means of speaking to each other internationally and it is also a easy way to conduct crime. And with crime there are markers that can be followed just like foot steps in the snow. Now is it right? There are lines that have to be drawn yes. What about  on July 10, 2008 President Bush signed the FISA Amendments Act. Take a look at the article and see what happened to structure and checks and balances.

The hardest part of the law to understand is that it makes racial profiling ok. This is something that for years haunted the United States and caused great pain and grief for many that still today before these laws lingered. There are 2 ways to look at it, the rationality of the particular profiled group in relation to the crime it infers to. But with that in mind the psychological toll it has on the party that is profiled is profound not to mention everyone else lives there life like nothing is happening. But why not it doesn’t pertain to them. Morality should always trump rationality in my eyes. And the current laws in place are morally wrong. The crime rate might dwindle, the terrorist attacks might stop, drugs might not become just as readily available with there in-acts but the changes to society and the separation of people will grow larger.

People came to this country to enjoy their freedoms not to be put in a category. I want crime to stop, i dont want terrorist bringing more harm to my country. But more important than that is what I do want, and what I want is what anyone in the united states is entitled to and that is equality, and the freedoms that were written in a contract by its founders.  Here is a info-graph of information that is interesting also.

I would put a picture but I would not want to spoil the surprise that we will unveil on wednesday. But discussing the research for it is fun and interesting. My part in finding information about twitter was interesting. I never even heard of the device that Jack Dorsey mentions the RIM 850. this little device is a simple device that would kind of resemble a blackberry but far from the same advancement. This little device was kind of an inspiration but was not the ultimate one, SMS inspired his ideas and slowly made provisions making it what it is today. It was a way to have real time live updates about your life. Happenings, meetings, could be for business, personal just as a way to vent or gossip. It is quite the invention if you are comfortable with promoting your personal issues to many in hopes of feed back or maybe its because your lonely but have many followers on a particular subject that gives you some sort of fulfilment. Regardless of the reasoning behind your answer the key is that you have one. What does that mean? Well in one way or another Twitter has affected all of us in class whether we like it or not, it is a way of determining you grade, its a way to communicate with others in class. Its a way to vent from class for some of you, and its a way to start rumors about fake tests or pop quizzes for others. No matter the reason good or bad the development of it has suited its owner with its current implementations in to society today. This idea is also the starting point and building blocks to many new features to come in our future. It is technology like twitter that is a good example of WEB 2.0 and how it instills its position in society with out some people turning their head, while at light speed sparking ideas and interests of many people throughout the world. Twitter is not only an interesting way to communicate but follow also, maybe you have favorite actors, or singers, well chances are you can find them on twitter, giving you first hand knowledge on gossip, or rumors, or actual events that are going on with your favorite individual. All of these different features inspire and create interest not only in the minds of people who enjoy the internet but think of this threw a media standpoint. A phone call from the opposite side of the world is 1 thing but a quick little message sent right away about a certain topic you have been writing about just broke with someone you follow. There are many examples of what implementations and uses there are with this and it will only gain respect and more attention as technology builds a skyscraper compared to the generation of what we know now.

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!

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

Infograph Feedback

Infograph Feedback

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.