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  1. Hirono Takigawa

    Final Exam; essay question

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    Write a blog post that focuses on separate examples of what you feel to be both the best and the worst aspects of the internet. You are welcome to use sources from the Scoop It channels or any other sources you find to be credible. You will be expect...
  2. Hirono Takigawa

    Final Exam; essay question

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    Write a blog post that focuses on separate examples of what you feel to be both the best and the worst aspects of the internet. You are welcome to use sources from the Scoop It channels or any other sources you find to be credible. You will be expected to provide two sources for both your best and worst example. If you use a source that is not available online, you will need to cite it at the bottom of your blog post in MLA format.




                  Because of the spread of the internet, all kinds of information could be known to everyone in the world immediately. In addition, the information is not just one way communication; it is possible to communicate among several people. The telecommunication technology succeeded to remove the borders between countries, and it also removed different social status or environment of every person. People using the internet have the same rights, and the information shared in the internet is basically treated equally valued.
                  It seems this virtual world succeeded creating the ideally equal world which is difficult or impossible to create in the real world. Certainly it is very important to be guaranteed that people can freely speech without limitation caused by their social status etc. However, the apparent equal opportunity also has possibility to bring unnecessary confusion in the information society.
                  When the internet began to spread, most people welcomed to use one without any concerns because it allowed us to send any information freely. However, that means, it is possible the unreliable or false information covers the web. Moreover, if so, there must be many people who cannot decide which information is reliable, and so the false information could be treated as the true information. No limitation causes confusion.
                  For example, people publish their sentences AFTER the publication company’s check which is to evaluate whether the article is valuable for the company to make money. If you can pass the evaluation check, you can publish your article. Because of this process, people can know the articles can be treated as reliable source, or useful for us.
                  However, if information without this process can be read or seen by anyone, it becomes hard to believe what is the true information, or which information is useful for us. In other words, we have to move in the confusion of too much information. We always face this problem when we write a paper about something and use internet sources.
                 This cite tells us 10 negative aspects of the internet! Check them!
                  However, I personally appreciate to the good aspect of the internet. As I mentioned below, the internet allows us to communicate beyond time and distance. That means it is easy to keep in touch with people I encountered. For example, the social network service such as facebook or mixi plays an important part in my life because I have many friends who are not in my country, or who are still in my home town (I moved to Tokyo 5 years ago). Some of them are pregnant or have little kids, so it is hard to go out many times for them.
  3. Hirono Takigawa

    ds106 #5: Writing: Kuze-Kannon

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    ds106 Tell me a story     The item that I have an extreme emotional attachment to is...Kuze-Kannon (Guanyin) in Yume-Dono, Horyuji Temple. I like looking at Buddha statues from childhood (I'm Buddhist so it is not only for interests...
  4. Hirono Takigawa

    ds106 #5: Writing: Kuze-Kannon

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    ds106 Tell me a story     The item that I have an extreme emotional attachment to is...Kuze-Kannon (Guanyin) in Yume-Dono, Horyuji Temple. I like looking at Buddha statues from childhood (I'm Buddhist so it is not only for interests...
  5. Hirono Takigawa

    ds106 #4: Writing: Quote

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    ds106: 1Quote a day“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, ...
  6. Hirono Takigawa

    ds106 #4: Writing: Quote

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    ds106: 1Quote a day

    “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
  7. Hirono Takigawa

    ds106 #3: Visual: Toyota Century

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    ds106-Car Lust     I think Century from Toyota is the best car in the world!!     One of my friends used to drive this car, and I sometimes had a chance to drive his. It was amazing that you can't imagine how con...
  8. Hirono Takigawa

    ds106 #3: Visual: Toyota Century

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    ds106-Car Lust     I think Century from Toyota is the best car in the world!!     One of my friends used to drive this car, and I sometimes had a chance to drive his. It was amazing that you can't imagine how con...
  9. Hirono Takigawa

    ds106 #2: Mashup: Kirin Beer

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    ds106-consumer mashup     Many of my friends say I am famous for beer lover. YES, I love beer!!! Despite beer is alchole, it is good for your health (I'm not saying "drink as much as you can". It's up to you and your condition of co...
  10. Hirono Takigawa

    ds106 #2: Mashup: Kirin Beer

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    ds106-consumer mashup     Many of my friends say I am famous for beer lover. YES, I love beer!!! Despite beer is alchole, it is good for your health (I'm not saying "drink as much as you can". It's up to you and your condition of co...
  11. Hirono Takigawa

    ds106 #1: Video: "Sakuran"

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    ds106: Video essay    Because I liked Mai's blog, I want to introduce another movie. However, if we talk about movie trailers that contain effective color or music use, it is impossible to ignore "Sakuran"     Wh...
  12. Hirono Takigawa

    ds106 #1: Video: "Sakuran"

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    ds106: Video essay    Because I liked Mai's blog, I want to introduce another movie. However, if we talk about movie trailers that contain effective color or music use, it is impossible to ignore "Sakuran"     Wh...
  13. Hirono Takigawa

    Malware in Smart Phone

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    I want to introduce news I read the other day.How many of you use smart phone? If you use one, BE CAREFUL!! From the beginning of this year, Malware for smart phone is increasing rapidly. A number of Malware against iPhone, Android, or Black Berry in t...
  14. Hirono Takigawa

    Malware in Smart Phone

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    I want to introduce news I read the other day.


    How many of you use smart phone? If you use one, BE CAREFUL!! From the beginning of this year, Malware for smart phone is increasing rapidly. A number of Malware against iPhone, Android, or Black Berry in the world was 3 in 2009, 5 in 2010, but there are over 40 until the middle of October this year.


    The reason why the number of Malware increased suddenly is not only because more people started to use smart phone. Especially for Android, we can open the OS and application software to the public. Thus it is easy for the Malware creator to attack. In fact, the major way to get Malware is through downloading application software.


    Even though there is anti-virus software, it is not certain your phone can be safe for 100%. A vicious Malware takes root authority, and works outside of anti-virus software. Because the Malware has root authority, e-mails, address book, pictures, and any other information can be accessed. What is worse, there is a vicious Malware that doesn’t tell users that their phone is infected, so you may send someone’s information every time you make a call, text, or take a picture.
     Now, we can't live without cell phone. It is necessary to communicate, to make friends, to make better relationships, or for bussiness. Smart Phone is much convenience (seriously, my phone is not smart phone so I have many difficulty), but it also is dangerous. If Malware keeps expanding, and if anti-virus softwares don't work well, what can we do?
     so...do you still want to change your phone to smart phone?


    ::Final exam question::
    What is the difference between Winny and Malware?
  15. Hirono Takigawa

    We Are All Artists

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         I personally agree with Timmmmy boy's idea of We Are All Artists especially the  idea of creativity. Yes, we are all artists because all of us like something interesting, something funny, something comfortable, or somethin...
  16. Hirono Takigawa

    We Are All Artists

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         I personally agree with Timmmmy boy's idea of We Are All Artists especially the  idea of creativity. Yes, we are all artists because all of us like something interesting, something funny, something comfortable, or somethin...
  17. Hirono Takigawa

    Local Commercial Mashup: Laos

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      Laos is a place where catch people's heart; many people who have been to the country tend to visit there again. Even though the country is one of the small, and non-famous countries, there are many brilliant aspects to capture our tention. ...
  18. Hirono Takigawa

    Local Commercial Mashup: Laos

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      Laos is a place where catch people's heart; many people who have been to the country tend to visit there again. Even though the country is one of the small, and non-famous countries, there are many brilliant aspects to capture our tention. ...
  19. Hirono Takigawa

    Internet and people

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    This story is a little off the topic of The History of the Internet, but I was impressed and appreciated the internet service.
    In 2000, my mom got breast cancer. The cancer itself was not heavy, and so she is fine now. However, as other patients suffered by breast cancer, she had to cut her left breast off.
    For women loosing breasts is so painful because they might feel like they are not female anymore, and my mom wasn't an exception. Because of a secondary effect of an anticancer drug, the whole illness produced depressed state.
    My dad, brother and I all tried to chin her up all the time, but everything ran badly. We wanted to help her, but we couldn't imagine her real feelings. She stayed indoors at bedroom; what she did was crying and sleeping.
    She had a PC in her room. I don't know why and when she started to look internet sites, but she actually did. I guess she wanted to know more about breast cancer at first. And then, she found many other patients of breast cancer. She created her own blog, and made web-friends...a woman who just found her breast cancer, a man whose wife was suffered by breast cancer, and so on.
    One day, she asked my dad whether she could go out of home (we need dad's permission if we want to go somewhere). She said she wanted to go to hot spring in Akagi, Gumma. I was surprised because we had to be naked in ONSEN, and it must hard for people who lost breast.
    What made her go out of her room was "1, 2の3で温泉に入る会" (Getting in Onsen with 1, 2, 3 shout). This is Japanese site, but this organization is established by, and for "breast cancer survivors".
    Her depression was getting better and better by communicating with people who had the same worries or anxiety. Mom's blog had 10th anniversary this year. Unfortunatelly one of the web-friends passed away by metastasis of breast cancer to uterus. However, mom is trying to learn more about breast cancer, and supporting other patients through the web.
  20. Hirono Takigawa

    Internet and people

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    This story is a little off the topic of The History of the Internet, but I was impressed and appreciated the internet service.In 2000, my mom got breast cancer. The cancer itself was not heavy, and so she is fine now. However, as other patients suffere...

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