One of the most dramatically advancing parts of our culture is the ability of nearly everyone to create and share content with the rest of the world. This has many effects on the world around. You’ve probably seen plenty of pictures taken by bystanders to a major event online or on the news. This is just one of the many ways that the world is changing due to everyone's ability to create content.
For my concept chart “Is the Internet making us dumber?” I organized my ideas by jotting down all my disheveled ideas on a piece of loose leaf. I.I started to jot down any little thing that came to mind when thinking about my topic. After I have done that I started to eliminate the ones that really wasn't irrelevant to my topic.After I have done all that I started to make my concept chart and jot to down the important ideas. I made these important ideas into my subtopic.
In Nicholas Carr essay, "All can be lost: The risk of putting our knowledge in the hands of machines" from , h ttp://m.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/11/the-great-forgetting/309516/ the author explains how people are overconfident about letting machines do all of their work. Once we know the machines would handle all of our problems our attention begins to drift he says.Computers can weaken one's awareness and attention. Not everything can be handled through or by machines because everything and everyone makes mistakes.
I chose to talk about how social media and technology are affecting our generation, the youth. Recently I decided to give up my cell phone for a week to see how I would "survive" without it. I am a person who is constantly using my cell phone and checking social media without even realizing I am doing it. It becomes a habit. Bruewer claims that each day there are 620 million active Facebook users and that there is a larger appeal then just sharing personal information. He also shares the idea that social media for our generation has been the largest driving factor for change.
In this day and age, people are concerned with the effects of social media. Social media is a wonderful tool in the sense that it creates an easily accessible and publishable place of communication. Social media provides instant access to information about virtually anything. However, does this time on social media take away from our everyday lives? Are we becoming more disconnected with our real lives? Do we spend too much time trying to document events rather than just experiencing the events in themselves? I have been trying to do some research on this topic.
Etiquette is the code of ethical behavior regarding professional practice or action among the members of a profession in their dealings with each other. In my words, it is having manners and respect towards others. Some rules people follow every day is saying thank you and you’re welcome, saying Good Morning to the teachers. I think people follow them because they want to be polite. I believe a society does need etiquette to succeed because if not everyone will be disrespecting each other and wanting to fight.
For this research I have decided to research about texting. I remember me doing my homework then texting. I looked at my phone decided to research about texting. I am interested in this topic because texting is the new talking. Texting has a positive and negative effects on people. What I know about texting is that its a bad distraction with everything we do. What I also know is that nowadays everybody text. I am interested because its like an addiction but a fun distraction. Once we start we can't stop.
The majority of those who will read this are “90’s kids.” Therefore, while we may have spent the first few years of our lives in the 20th century, but we are more familiar with the 21st century- a century characterized by tragedy and accomplishment, just like any other, but also the advent of an era of social media and facilitated networking.
Some of the top three contemporary events that have helped to create major headlines within the past century include the rise of internet and social media, the election of President Barack Obama, and the war in Afghanistan. All three of these events have had some type of significant impact on the world and the way we think act and live may be totally different had these events not happened.
Well, for the past month, 7th graders at BSGE have been learning about internet safety. We had to make an avatar as our final project. so, here is my avatar. well you may be wondering, what is an avatar? are you talking about the blue people? the answer is no. an avatar is an online identity that reveals your personality but does not put you in danger on the internet. an avatar will keep all private information private and only will show what your personality is. so i made my avatar on http://www.faceyourmanga.com/editmangatar.php.
So as uncomfortable a topic as this is, it was a question that I put on an assignment for this class and I really don’t feel like having to research a new topic or taking the time to change the question. In hindsight I really should have thought really hard about what I picked even if I wasn’t positive that it was going to go on the internet. But hey, I’ve already gone this far, so I might as well finish what I started.
In “The doctor will see you now — on the Internet”, by Kevin Pho, from USA Today, the author talks about the newly growing trend of doctors seeing patients online. He explains that even though these online doctor visits are very efficient both in time and money, they can be miss many aspects of the patients problem. Also, due to the lack of information that an internet doctor can get through these webcam appointments, the doctors usually just prescribe drugs as a kind of fallback.
Using blog and twitter searches to find information about Ai Weiwei was interesting because for the most part I just came across stuff that I already know about him. They were for the most part about Ai's use of his Twitter and blog to spread the word about social justice. Something interesting that I learned about him is that Ai has used strategies that the government uses to oppress him to humiliate the government.
It seems that the older generation does not approve of the state of youth writing. We use too much "texting language" and slang words. We no longer create beautiful sounding writing like they did in the old days. Our vocabulary is dismal and we will never appreciate classic literature. In his article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?,” Nicholas Carr argues that the Internet and other technologies are making the modern generation lazy. We skim online articles to find information that applies to us, and pay no attention to the writing language.
Recently, I read an article which really made me think about the future of technology and whether it is helping, or hindering our intelligence. Specifically, the author named ‘Google’ as the culprit of decreasing our potential to read long pieces of writing. As I started to read the book 1984 by George Orwell, I noticed a significant correlation and it brought somewhat of an epiphany.
Social media is a new problem. It is not the sites such as facebook, twitter, or myspace that cause the problem, it is the problems of privacy that are associated with them. There have been several cases in which the privacy assurance of facebook has been questioned. One such case was the case in which Laura Maguire and Christopher Simon sued facebook because it had been violating privacy rights by tracking the internet sites accessed by user's even when they were not logged in. What's more is that something that an individual posts on a social media sites may seriously effect their future.
I have been thinking a lot about this topic recently, especially as I am watching students enjoy writing online sharing their ideas with one another.
I am wondering:
- Do you feel that these rules are true? Why?
- Do you believe online writers should follow these rules? Why?
- Which rule(s) seem(s) most important? Why?
- Are there other rules you feel should be included, which are not mentioned in the article?
Tonight marks the date of a horrible tragedy that will haunt my soul for at least a day. My Internet went down. I know, it's awful. I'll be accepting and expecting condolences tomorrow at school. But for now, let's discuss both the pros and cons of what actually happened. So as I said, I got home from a long day at work to find that our Internet connection had been obliterated for the night.
The internet since it's birth in the early 1960's and 1970's as a teaching database has expanded over the past fifty years to a become today a source of entertainment,personal opinion,social interactions,and tamely a major part of the modern world we live in today.
Many people see the Website Facebook as a great social that allows for people to contact other people or check up on others despite physical barriers like distance. It seem that everyone wanting to get more “friends” on Facebook as a sign that they are popular or social, using the amount of friends as kind of status symbol.
How reliant are people on technology? This question is one that needs addressing. My curiosity about it was spurred on by an assignment we had in class today in which we had to craft a response to an article discussing the pros and cons of technology affecting today’s students. I would like to know and understand how our world could operate without technology, which, in turn, will tell me how reliant we’ve become on it. It is a question with many answers but it boils down to the hard facts about our new world.
This is a video about the effects of Internet and Gaming addiction. This video is relative to today's modern culture and how much of an affect the internet and gaming has had on the youth of the 21st century. There have been consequences to this addiction, some minor and some severe, but nevertheless the problems have been growing and accumilating.