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  1. Mai

    Final Exam Essay Question

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    Is Internet Good or Bad?I, myself is a heavy Internet user.Internet is something that I absolutely cannot live without, but for this blogpost I got a chance to think about the good and the bad about internet. There are both several things that are...
  2. Mai

    Final Exam Essay Question

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    Is Internet Good or Bad?

    I, myself is a heavy Internet user.
    Internet is something that I absolutely cannot live without, but for this blog
    post I got a chance to think about the good and the bad about internet.

    There are both several things that are good and about the internet. 

    First the good parts about the internet. One is that its a fast way of communication.
    This is the first thing that came up in my mind because I use the internet
    mainly to communicate people. What I mean by communicating with people
    is "Social Network". Social networks such as facebook and twitter are so useful
    when it comes to contacting your friends and your family.
    Without the internet, there would be no facebook therefore internet is the basis
    of everything that are ordinary right now in our lives.

    Another good thing about the internet and social network is that it can be
    used as an useful tool for marketing and bussinesses. For example companies
    use facebook to look at the votes for their products and find out what customers
    are actually looking for in their products. A communication strategist from Oxford
    Communications said that facebook is a useful tool for organizations to advertise
    and sell their products.
    Why Facebook’s New Questions Tool Is Good for Brands & Businesses

    Last most good thing about the internet is that people anywhere in the world
    have access to information, pictures, even music or movies online.
    Probably the most popular and famous place to purchase music and movies
    would be iTunes. Just register the credit card number, one click and anybody
    has an easy access to their favorite music and movies. This is a super convenient
    tool for those who want to easily purchase things but have no time to actually
    go to the store. Internet widens the activities that people do at home and
    make many things covenient for a lof people.

    Now, on to the bad things about the internet.
    Even though I have mentioned that good things about the internet, there are
    many arguments that can go against the good.

    First about the "Social Network" online, it is fun, addicting and an useful tool
    for many people, it creates a lot of problems at the same time.
    Since many people spend most of their time on social network online,
    websites such as facebook are big targets for Malware and other viruses.
    People might try to add new people on their list of friends and might
    put themselves in danger without knowing its a virus. Read More on -> Friend Request Virus
    Hackers take advantages of the popularity of facebook and create
    virus through advertisements and even on friend requests.

    Another bad factor about the internet relating to the previous good things,
    is that not everybody actually purchase the information, music or movies online.
    Many people find programs, softwares or websites that let music or movies
    download free online. Even if people are aware of the fact that the better
    quality version and officially approved versions can be purchased online,
    many people choose to not pay and view them for free.

    Downloading free music or streaming free movies online is completely
    illegal and are subject to be against copyright. Not only music and movies,
    even books, comics and documents are available online, also can be found
    free on some websites. Major websites such as Amazon.com have online
    reading books and documents, if they are of course purchased.
    Since such easy accesses are provided for people, the actualy CD record sales,
    DVDs, movie tickets and books have declined in its sales.

    Last bad thing about the internet is that it created more problems
    on personal information that should not be shared with others.
    Since people input their personal information such as home addresses,
    numbers, credit card information, hackers have access to all of those if they
    find out a way to hack into whatever account. Of course without the internet,
    we could have totally avoided the problem of privacy.
    This is an example of a supermarket online having access to personal information
    without any notice and knowledge of those customers.
    Supermarket Cards Threat to Privacy
    People are not aware of what they register in online, and are only thinking
    about what to purchase online.

    Looking at both good and the bad on internet, makes me think if internet
    is more good or bad. As much as I am truly addicted to the internet and
    cannot imagine a day without it, if there was no internet ever created, it would
    have avoided many problems that are caused online.
  3. Mai

    Google Translate Fail

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    Unfortunately this is my last ds106 assignment...Boo Hoo :( and Hooray :) ! at the same time! hahaSo for the last assignment, I wanted to have an actual fun with,and I wanted something that was close to me.I found a fun assignment under the catego...
  4. Mai

    Google Translate Fail

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    Unfortunately this is my last ds106 assignment...Boo Hoo :( and Hooray :) ! at the same time! hahaSo for the last assignment, I wanted to have an actual fun with,and I wanted something that was close to me.I found a fun assignment under the catego...
  5. Mai

    What is "Malware"?

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    Are people aware of what 'Malware' is?I am already assuming even half of the people who are addicted to the internetare not aware of this dangerous virus, since I was one of them.I use the internet absolutely every single day and its something thatI ca...
  6. Mai

    What is "Malware"?

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    Are people aware of what 'Malware' is?I am already assuming even half of the people who are addicted to the internetare not aware of this dangerous virus, since I was one of them.I use the internet absolutely every single day and its something thatI ca...
  7. Mai

    Consumer Mashup

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    This time the Mashup assignment was to think of a place where I spenda lot of money,and also what I spend them on. Then to make a logo out of it.I first thought about the supermarket that I go to very often to get food, then thought again about it...
  8. Mai

    Consumer Mashup

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    This time the Mashup assignment was to think of a place where I spenda lot of money,and also what I spend them on. Then to make a logo out of it.I first thought about the supermarket that I go to very often to get food, then thought again about it...
  9. Mai

    1 Quote a Day

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    I read quotes daily since i follow accounts that tweet quotes everyday :)

    Here is a happy quote of the day.


    JustWannaSayItJust Wanna Say It™
    Happiness is a perfume. You cannot spread on others without getting a few drops on yourself, so always be happy to make others happy
     
     
    :)
  10. Mai

    1 Quote a Day

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    I read quotes daily since i follow accounts that tweet quotes everyday :)Here is a happy quote of the day.JustWannaSayItJust Wanna Say It™Happiness is a perfume. You cannot spread on others without getting a few drops on yourself, so always be happy ...
  11. Mai

    We Are All Artists

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    We Are All Artists is a podcast that Timmmmboy posted online,about the assignment ds106.This podcast encouraged students or anybody who is interested incomputer and art to do more in that particular field.He basically explains throughout his ...
  12. Mai

    We Are All Artists

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    We Are All Artists is a podcast that Timmmmboy posted online,about the assignment ds106.This podcast encouraged students or anybody who is interested incomputer and art to do more in that particular field.He basically explains throughout his ...
  13. Mai

    my name in design

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    I unintensionally chose "my name" sort of project again,although this time I designed a picture.My theme for this art is a"Love Letter" (perhaps from myself? to myself?)I personally like my repetitive name in the background,I made the opacity leve...
  14. Mai

    my name in design

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    I unintensionally chose "my name" sort of project again,although this time I designed a picture.My theme for this art is a"Love Letter" (perhaps from myself? to myself?)I personally like my repetitive name in the background,I made the opacity leve...
  15. Mai

    my name

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    As my first digital story projectI've chosen"Find Yourself"which was to collect letters (colors have to be my taste) and create my full name!I thought it is visually interesting and fun.How does it look?I've collected different styles of lettersan...
  16. Mai

    my name

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    As my first digital story projectI've chosen"Find Yourself"which was to collect letters (colors have to be my taste) and create my full name!I thought it is visually interesting and fun.How does it look?I've collected different styles of lettersan...
  17. Mai

    Midterm (Visual Digital Storytelling)

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    Our new type of assignment which is called the "Digital Storytelling", is a new way for students to submit creative work online. It allows anybody to look at posts that other students worldwide post, for each different assignment. For each assignment, ...
  18. Mai

    Midterm (Visual Digital Storytelling)

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    Our new type of assignment which is called the "Digital Storytelling", is a new way for students to submit creative work online. It allows anybody to look at posts that other students worldwide post, for each different assignment. For each assignment, ...
  19. Mai

    Gossip! Gossip! Gossip!

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    People are able to find gossips about hollywood stars easily through internet.The development of technology has made it very easy for anybody to check the latest gossip online from their computers and even on their mobile phones. Gossips mainly about a...
  20. Mai

    Gossip! Gossip! Gossip!

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    People are able to find gossips about hollywood stars easily through internet.The development of technology has made it very easy for anybody to check the latest gossip online from their computers and even on their mobile phones. Gossips mainly about a...
  21. Mai

    Pop Culture

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    What is 'Pop Culture'? First of all the word 'Pop' comes from the word 'Popular'.It is basically a collection of ideas, phenomena, images that are widely accepted in society.Pop culture can include many things such as language, fashion, entertainm...
  22. Mai

    Pop Culture

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    What is 'Pop Culture'? First of all the word 'Pop' comes from the word 'Popular'.It is basically a collection of ideas, phenomena, images that are widely accepted in society.Pop culture can include many things such as language, fashion, entertainm...
  23. Mai

    Ted Nelson & Doug Englebart

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    An important and famous figure in the world of technology, Ted Nelson is the one who established a project called the "Xanadu" in 1967. This project was ignored at first by people since he didn't completely explain his project well to others. It seems ...
  24. Mai

    Ted Nelson & Doug Englebart

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    An important and famous figure in the world of technology, Ted Nelson is the one who established a project called the "Xanadu" in 1967. This project was ignored at first by people since he didn't completely explain his project well to others. It seems ...

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