Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Blog Post #10

Online Dating

This weeks blog post is suppose to be about a groups presentation that we enjoyed and want to talk about so that is what I will be doing now. So for the group presentation that I have decided to write my blog post about, I decided to settle on the online dating presentation. Not because I'm interested in online dating for my own personal life, because I've tried it once and deleted the app literally the day I started it. Mostly because it just did not feel right to me, it didn't suit my personal taste in finding a person for a relationship. ANYWAYS, back to the group presentation, the group talked a lot about what online dating and reported to, the stats of relationships formed from online dating, and over all the dangers that online dating can lead to. Well, I guess it isn't just online dating, the presentation was more on the dangers of websites and how to stray away from them, but online dating is pretty appealing to get people to read this blog post. That being said, aside form the online dating, we were also taught the dangers of online communities and the risks of meeting and chatting with people online. The most memorable part of this presentation has got to be the ending in which we were shown a video of an online predator trying to take advantage of a young girl, it was really shocking to me considering how easy it really can be for someone to talk to you online and meet up with you and trick you into their own benefits. I was pretty nervous as well because I started thinking about how dangerous being online is and how both of my younger siblings use technology a lot these days without any parent supervision. With this in thought, I plan on making sure neither one of my siblings fall into the wrong sites through their phones by checking up on them and reassuring them what not to do with the mobile devices they have now. Okay thats it for this blog. Good luck on your finals!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Blog Post #9

Artificial Intelligence

In class today we learned about the origins and development of artificial intelligence. To start off this blog, lets look at Alan Turing, the "father" of artificial intelligence. Turing brought up the idea of artificial intelligence with the Turing test that basically tests if a human can determine between two sounds/voices, a human and machine. With this test, eventually people were not able to tell the difference of the sound of a real person and a machine, thus artificial intelligence was real. Moving on to ELIZA and AI. AI started in 1956 by a bunch of people, by the names of, Allen Newell, Herbet Simon, John McCarthy, Marvin Minsky, and Arthur Samuel. ELIZA was a early natural language processing computer program created to show communication between man and machine. Moving on again, lets take a look at expert systems. An expert system that Professor Fry used ALOT was chess. At this point I blanked out, mostly because I do not in any relate have a correlation to any interest towards chess. But it makes sense. Using chess as a way to test if we have advanced in artificial intelligence is really obvious why because chess is a game that used a lot of determinations and a strong mind to make the right moves. Therefore, if a computer beats, the BEST chess player earth, then artificial intelligence is very much real and can very much advance into something more. But thats only if a situation like that is possible of occurring. Now to my last thought on artificial intelligence, which belongs to an important topic, self awareness. Fry stressed this out on class and I even wrote down the exact quote thIat he said and it was, " artificial intelligence is when you create something that is aware of itself" and then he provided to show us a video of robots and pills. But back to the said quote, it really makes people that think artificial intelligence is real, that artificial intelligence may be a more complicated goal to reach. I can't think of a majority of uses of technology that reacts to itself, other than that video that Fry showed us, but low-key I can't trust it due to it being something found online with more more that 1k likes. That being said, this blog post should be over. Im going to a concert now. Bye.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Blog Post #8

Startup.com 

First off, due to my drivers test, I was unable to watch the first part of the movie with the class, so I was pretty lost once told that our blog post would be on this subject,  but upon my return to class, we went ahead and watched the remainder of the movie and on my own time I watched parts of the movie that seemed most important to me at the time. So here is my summary on startup.com, to start off, we are informed with the fact that there were three people in hopes of making a online service business during the dot.com revolution. This being said, they first had an idea of what they wanted to do, which was involved government works accessed through the internet, and what they would be called, and the became "govworks.com". With this following information, they quickly were on a hunt to look for people willing to invest in their promising company. Already from the beginning, the third co-founder, aside from Tom an Kaleil, took a significant amount of money and quickly was dismissed from the company. A couple of months fly by and they had about 200 or 300 employees, and became a successful team within the dot.com era. We see clips of Toms daughter not wanting him to leave home and clips of Kaleil having an affair with another person. Then the work reality hits the film, and "like the titanic, it sank" the dot.com went dot.bomb and those who had jobs online were losing money and their jobs, and Kaleil and Tom had to make a hard decision, which were to rather have Tom to stay working with govworks or to let him go in order to save the business financially. Kaleil having an upper hand, decided that letting Tom go would be better for everyone and so Tom officially got terminated. With their friendship at stake, they are shown having conversations still, both not backing down on what they deemed best due to common sense. In the end, govworks continued without Tom for a while, and eventually was sold to another company and Tom and Kaleil ended up doing something else with their lives. I'd also like to add how everyone around me kept telling me how Kaleil was the bad guy in this film, when I started watching, I didnt even consider Kaleil being the bad guy because in terms of business, if. you want to be successful and that means losing one instead of losing many, id just lose one, despite the relationship. Thats just business.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Blog Post #7

Dot.com to Dot.bomb to Dot.?

This weeks blog post is suppose to dedicate to the dot.bomb incident in the like early 2000's or late 1990's. Honestly, if there is one thing I can really recall from this lesson is the over use of onomatopoeia (ex; BOOM!, Bam!, pOW!) to describe the affects of what happened to people and their online businesses during time. I don't really know how else explain it, so I'll just go over the timeline notes we were given to continue this blog. So starting off, 1993, the internet. 1994, The Web.  THEN, for 1995 I have written down that this was the time that everyone was trying to understand and spread the knowledge about the internet, so far this sounds about right. Also in 1995, Freezone launched and had around 450,000 registered users. In 1996-1997 a lot more incorporations were doing stuff and there were some public offerings going on, AOL takes charge of something in this time, under that AOL bullet point I have "WSA predictions dinner meeting". In 1998, AOL buys compuserv, as I'm typing this I realized I should've put all the online services that existed back in 1992 somewhere in this blog so ill put down right here, (In 1992 the online world held online servers such as, Prodigy, Compuserv, Genie, AOL,  and Delphi.) Included in is 1998 infospace goes public, Burnrate is written by Micheal wolf. In 1999, Yahoo buys broadcast.com for 5.7 billion. Moving on to 2000, advertising at the Super Bowl was all .com companies and this time was when the stock market took a downturn. In 2001, this is where the onomatopoeia goes into use because its basically the BOOM in the lesson, because just a whole bunch o' companies go bust and things just suck for online service provides. Before I conclude this blogpost, I just want to say sorry, because just like the .com revolution, my blog posts will only go downhill from here, but im still going to type them. For the grade.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Blog Post #6

Erik Hanberg

Sooo, we had a guest speaker last Wednesday. It was okay. I had a good time listening to a new voice in the start of my day aside from professor Andrew, which was nice. Erik Hanberg talked to us about the differences on working and living in a virtual world. When talking about the concept working, he mentioned creating a business for yourself by selling things,  an example was something by the name of Horation. I can't really remember what it was about, but it was brought up around this time and tit was written in my notes. Another thing Hanberg mentioned was how easy it was for people to work online because it made commerce easier. Selling things online like on eBay and buying there as well. In accordance to self publishing, which was a main driven topic from him since he has published books online, he mentioned how books became easier to access through things like amazon, kindle, and e-books. He also mentioned podcasts and how they were a driven force to gaining jobs through technology, or the virtual world. The works of podcasting include, conversation, massive library, wireless internet, and open format for submissions. However in order to continue working within the virtual world or social media, you need a number of loyal fans to stay in touch with the content that you bring. With that being said, sorry I missed class today, and that is all I can't really bring for this blogpost for I am running out of things to say, but over-all it was a very interesting lesson, especially learning about publishing novels online. Thank you Erik Hanberg for visiting and talking to our class.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Blog Post #5

What general topic would you like to present on for this class? 

Alike to my answer that I wrote on the mid term, I think something I would like to research and present on would be the affects/impacts of technology on the younger generations. To be more specific, I'd like to find out how children, basically toddlers, adapt so quickly to the use of technology and what that means in accordance to how their mind develops at such a young age. This topic feels like more of psychology problem and issue to be researched, but nevertheless, I implied technology with in it and so therefore should count with this weeks blog post. Now that, I'm over that, I wanna get to two hundred and fifty words, so I'm going to have broaden this blogpost more. Instead of talking more about what I would like to research and present for this class, I wanna talk about other topics I could also prefer to talk about and that would range from artificial intelligence, online dating, the process of hacking a system, the limits of the deep dark web (ooo danger), and the idea of having a virtual job versus a a real physical job (???), but if I were to make my presentation on any of those, I can bet there is already one or two more people from this class that would be doing these topics already, and they would have a better presentation. Although I'm dreading having to present for the first time in MONTHS since I graduated high school, I'm excited to see what the other people in the class have to say and teach to us. That was my blog post for the week... you're welcome.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Blog Post #4

Where is Journalism going?

Honestly in my opinion, the power and source of journalism is going to those who holds a role in social media. A lot of people may think that people are losing jobs and such as printers, when it is true, there a jobs actually being given from an online source. Like, buzzfeed or any other youtube channel. Journalism is going into the hands of social media, which make it more widespread and easier to use/access. Just like what Professor Fry said, news data can be found in many platforms like Twitter and is accessible to any one who has it. In many incidents, journalism is being taken away from physical copies and being delivered directly to us, but news reports are now being given to us with quicker access through technology and with the touch of a finger, we can find articles of events happening all around the world to us by seeking a link. The idea of journalism being accessed through the internet express jobs being given to people who enjoy working with technology or online sources, this also can reach out to those who enjoy collecting news information, but not really associated with the idea of hard printing likes to deal with relaying information through the internet. Yes, we lost the newsboys who throw articles at our front porches while riding their little boy bikes or receiving delayed news due to transportation, but what we gained is much more important. As you can see, I've been dragging out the same points and sentences as much as possible to get 250 words, I just hope by now I'm around that area and that you get what I'm saying.

Blog Post #10

Online Dating This weeks blog post is suppose to be about a groups presentation that we enjoyed and want to talk about so that is what I w...