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  1. Taichi Koido

    Final Exam Blog Post

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    For the Final Exam Blog, I will pick number 3 for responding.Here is my final blog of this semester!!Internet has been dramatically wide spreading in our society today. Everyone use Internet to communicate with people from all over the world, shopping,...
  2. Taichi Koido

    Final Exam Blog Post

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    For the Final Exam Blog, I will pick number 3 for responding.
    Here is my final blog of this semester!!

    Internet has been dramatically wide spreading in our society today. Everyone use Internet to communicate with people from all over the world, shopping, playing online games, downloading movies and songs, and having fun with Facebook or Twitter so-called Social Network Systems. Many of people say that the Internet is the best invention today. I think so too. The reason is that is because I can communicate with friends or people on SNS site such as Facebook. For example, the article “Facebook makes people more social”  states that “Facebook brings all our different networks and social scenes together. We present ourselves in different ways, whether to friends, co-workers, or family”. In fact most people have a trouble with enlarging social network, or making friends or communicating with people. However, the Internet especially SNS brings our social connection bigger. In addition, Japan has huge issue of communication among people. Japanese SNS solve the problem and enhance the chance to enlarge social connections. For example, the article “Mixi, Japan’s Biggest Social Network” from the web site says Mixi is the biggest social networking site in Japan, and it’s growing rapidly and has 4.8 million users. So that, after Japanese SNS, mixi introduced, Japanese people started to enlarge the social connection. I strongly think that the best aspect of the Internet is SNS and communicating with people and enlarging social connections.



    However, I assume that not many people realize the worst aspects of the Internet. Obviously Internet has a lot of advantage and best aspects, but there are many negative effects as well. I believe that the worst aspect of the internet is Malware and cyber-attack, which we covered a lot in our class. I have already mentioned in my old blog about I got Malware when I was staying at hotel in NYC. If it is just individual case, then it would not hart many people; however, if Malware attack companies or governments, then so many people will get negative impact. For example, the article “Industry body'scomputers used in cyber-attacks on Kawasaki Heavy” says that Japanese well-known company “Kawasaki heavy” almost get cyber-attack. In that case, Kawasaki Heavy could prevent the cyber-attack, but if they could not, then they will probably see the nightmare. In addition, my favorite SNS, Facebook also have possibilities to get malware. According to the website‘Facebook’ Malware Now Spreads Using BitTorrent, But Don’t Panic  says that Facebook have chance to get cyber-attack. According to this article, when someone try to connect and share with Facebook friends, then malware would attack. Therefore, malware and cyber-attack would be the worst aspects of the Internet I believe because it is violate people's privacy, and also devastate the individual computers.

    Therefore, I believe that the best aspect of the Internet is that it enable to communicate with people easily  and enlarge social connections, and the worst aspects of the Internet is Malware and Cyber-attack. So that we must realize that the Internet is very useful but it is also have huge negative impacts.

    Thank you very much for reading my final blog post.

    Have a great X'mas break!!


  3. Taichi Koido

    DS106#5-WebAssignment-Google Translate Fail

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    This is my last blog post for ds106...I have chosen topic from Web section, and chosen "Google Translate Fail". The reasons I have chosen this topic is because I have been thinking that Google Translator is suck for long time, and I hardly use google translator in my daily life. Anyway, I will show you how stupid google translator is...


    I first put famous word from Japanese Animation, "One Piece", into Google Translator.


    I put “海賊王に俺はなる”(Kaizoku ou ni ore wa naru) which is the famous word that Luffy who is the protagonist of One Piece says in the story.  The proper translation of this sentence is "I will be a king of pirates".



    OK...I will put it into Google translator....

    1)海賊王に俺はなる→I will pirate king




    um...????
    the english does not really make sence...it actually need "be" between "will" and "king".

    OK....then..I will put "I will pirate king" into Google translator and translate English to Japanese.

    2)I will pirate ing →私は海賊れます(watashi wa kaizokuouremasu)

    What????
    This translation does not make any sence...!! First of all, you need to put  "にな" between "王" and "れます".
    海賊王(king of pirate) is noun, but somewhat Google translate recognize "king of pirates" as verb.

    I think the reason why Google translator could not translate correct is because the word "海賊王に俺はなる" has different gramatical order from English.


    I recommend all of you guys to put some interesting Japanese words or words from anime or somewhere to put into Google translator, and Google translator make you fun!!
  4. Taichi Koido

    DS106#4-Writing-Tell me a story

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    For ds106 assignments, I have done three from Visual Assignments so far...so for now I am change category from visual to writing. I picked assignment of "Tell me a story". It is about take a photo of my important item and explain it. I was thinking to ...
  5. Taichi Koido

    DS106#4-Writing-Tell me a story

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    For ds106 assignments, I have done three from Visual Assignments so far...so for now I am change category from visual to writing. I picked assignment of "Tell me a story". It is about take a photo of my important item and explain it. I was thinking to ...
  6. Taichi Koido

    DS106#2-Visual-very own Spubble

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    For second ds106 assignment, I choose Visual assignment about your very own Spubble!!OK..here is my Spubble!!I have taken this photo in this summer when I was in California. I and my friends went to the private beach in Malibu and surfing. Actually&nbs...
  7. Taichi Koido

    DS106#2-Visual-very own Spubble

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    For second ds106 assignment, I choose Visual assignment about your very own Spubble!!OK..here is my Spubble!!I have taken this photo in this summer when I was in California. I and my friends went to the private beach in Malibu and surfing. Actually&nbs...
  8. Taichi Koido

    Weekly blog#4 About Malware

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    Today, the social media are wide spreading everywhere and make our life fascinating.
    For example, "Facebook" and "Twitter" gives us entertainments!!
    With the social media development "Malware" , malicious software that contain elaborate designed programming to destroy PC operation, hacking information data, and losing person’s privacy, we became easier to lose the information from our computer. We learned about Malware in the class so far, and it was on the class quiz. So, I assume that most of you guys have some knowledge of Malware.
    I have several experiences that I got Malware in my computer. For example, when I was staying at the Hotel, I, first, could not connect the Internet because of my anti-virus system. So, I called hotel stuff to fix my laptop. After he fixed my laptop, I was trying to check my email. At the moment, Malware attack my laptop and start to steal my information data. The reason I got Malware on my computer is because the hotel stuff somehow delete my portion of anti-virus system contains anti-malware.

    Random hijack
    Random hijack by Paperghost through CC Licensing

    Also, one thing I think that I have gotten Malware on my computer is because some of my information which I entered some random website, somehow, disclosed to the random other site. So, I am pretty sure that I got Malware and they were hacking my information from my computer.


    Not relates to my case, but I learned from the class that we have high possibility getting Malware through Facebook and Twitter.  Specially, Facebook contains a lot of personal information data, so we must need to be careful of Malware when we open Facebook, or especially got friends adding action.


    To prevent the distraction by Malware, we have to install strong anti-virus system, setting powerful firewall, and anti-spay ware system.


    Now, I am going introduce YouTube video clip that explain about the procedure of protection from Malware attack.



    Not only this anti-virus system that introduced in the video clip, but also there are a lot of good anti-virus system that you can remove Malware!!

    Beside I am using Norton security software.



    PS: Final Exam Question:Which Japanese well known industry that has almost gotten malware attack?
    1)Sony 2)TOSHIBA 3)Kawasaki Havy 4)Softbank
  9. Taichi Koido

    Weekly blog#4 About Malware

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    Today, the social media are wide spreading everywhere and make our life fascinating. For example, "Facebook" and "Twitter" gives us entertainments!!With the social media development "Malware" , malicious software that contain elabo...
  10. Taichi Koido

    Mid-term Exam Blog Post: Visual

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    For the mid-term exam blog post I wanna introduce about "Visual" more like visual perception for human. The reason why I pick this topic is because I am Psychology major and studying about visual perceptions. Many people may think we can visualize our ...
  11. Taichi Koido

    Mid-term Exam Blog Post: Visual

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    For the mid-term exam blog post I wanna introduce about "Visual" more like visual perception for human. The reason why I pick this topic is because I am Psychology major and studying about visual perceptions. Many people may think we can visualize our ...
  12. Taichi Koido

    History of the Internet in Nutshell (Blog Assigment#1 due September 15th 2011)

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    The innovation for the Internet.

    After I read "History of the Internet in Nutshell ", I strognly believe the internet has been developing continuasly. One of the most significant innovation of the internet is "social media" such as my space, facebook, twitter, flickr,etc. The article explains social media as following. 
    The term "social media", believed to be first used by Chris Sharpley, was coined in the same year that "Web 2.0" became a mainstream concept. Social media–sites and web applications that allow its users to create and share content and to connect with one another–started around this period.
    I believe that the most important thing for emerging the social media is people can share their idea, photos, knowledge, and they can also have communication in the web site.
    I am facebook user, and sign in facebook several times a day. In the Cyberspace & Society class, I start to use new social media: flickr, the dailyshoot and twitter. I found out that fusion of Flicker and the dailyshoot is actually very fun,becasue I can uploade special phots that is assigned by the dailyshoot everyday. Before I knew the dailyshoot and flicker, I usually upload phots to facebook. For the facebook I don't really have to care about what to upload, but for the flicker and the dailyshoot, I have thought a lot to uploade photo, because some of phots that I am taking is not suite for the subject of the dailyshoot assignment.

    Anyway, what I found most interesting part of the dailyshoot and flickr is we can actually share the ideas through the daily photos. Because everybody uploade photos with same topic, which means the each photos reflects each persons idea or viewpoint for each topic. 
    Not only flickr and the dailyshoot, but also twitter is very interesting tool to share the ideas or viewpoints. For twitter, we can share our opinion or ideas whenever we want within 140 characters.
    The important point is that we can share anytime we cant. I believe that anyone can sharing ideas in the internet is very meaningful because not everyone can share their opinions in the real world.

    Not only sharing idea, but social media also makes it possible to share the knowledge. For example, I believe that it is ok to categorize "wikipedia" as one of the social media because it is able to share the accademic knowledge. Anyone can edit wikipedia and compile the knowledge of the all over the world makes "wikipedia". I think it is very impress thing.





    PS: I cannot imagin what kind of social media comes next , but I think LinkedIn will be the useful tool in Japan and the US, because facebook is now popular in Japan, and LikedIn is somewhat looks like facebook but it have to include more accurate personal information, so I think that many Japanese companies introduce LinkedIn to find Business partners.

    THANK YOU FOR READING MY FIRST BLOG POST

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