Monday, September 26, 2011

The Dark Side

The Dark Side

The Internet is a global system of computer networks that serves billions of users worldwide.  These networks consist of private, public, academic, business, and government networks that carry a vast range of information.  Some of this information is public and/or private to the different users.  The Internet can be accessed almost anywhere by anyone, especially through mobile Internet devices.
People use the Internet to talk, post everyday life things, and much more on sites like Facebook and/or MySpace.  These sites are a social utility that connects people with friends, family, and others who work, study and live around them.  Users use the sites to keep on their friends and/or family by viewing their pages, by looking at photos and postings.  But are these sites safe?  On the most part I believe they are, however I think people post too much information.


I believe Facebook is a great tool to stay in touch with friends and family.  It is very easy to use and it is FREE.  Some people go to far in posting information on their lives because they tell their followers their whereabouts 24/7.  Other then posting information some post pictures that are harmless to them but could get them into trouble in the future because you never know who is looking at these pictures.  I agree with the ISU students that it is up the user to be aware of the information they post.

When users post information on the Internet it is out there forever and can be seen by anyone.  This is what I do not get about these users; they believe they can post anything no matter what.  In these two articles people think they are untouchable but in reality they can get caught and face consequences.

I do believe Facebook and MySpace are great sites to connect with friends and family.  If these sites are used in the right way, you can stay in contact with people even though they are miles and miles away.  There are some dark issues that arise on these sites but with the proper care and awareness, the users should be fine.  The bottom line the user has to be SMART on what is posted on their page.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

iPAD

            When the Apple iPad came out in early 2010, it was a huge hit.  The American people wanted the new thing in the technology world, just like the iPod and iPhone.  The iPad is a computer tablet designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.  The device is used for the internet, reading books, watching movies, playing music and/or games, taking photos, and other things.  I believe that the iPad is a new trend in the technology world but it is here to stay.  Of course companies will try to make these tablets better and faster but the iPad is where it started.
           
       The iPad can be used for so many things that it is a device that you have to have.  The tablet is used in leisure, to be held when relaxing, to watch movies or even reading books.  This device is more adequate than the desktop computer.  The iPad is lighter and can be moved around the house at will.  The device can even go to the workplace and/or on family trips.  The one thing that the iPad is missing is a real keyboard, which may be difficult for some people when using a touch screen.
           
       The way technology is going these days; the newspaper industry days may be numbered.  In some cases it is already happened across the nation.  More and more people are reading the newspapers on Internet.  This will hurt the job market because production of newspapers goes down and jobs will be lost.  While our economy is already struggling and the unemployment is sky high, this will only add to the problem.  However I do see the newspaper companies making deals with Apple and/or other technology companies to be able to display their papers.
            
          When the iPad hit the market it sent other companies scrambling to find new ideas to compete with Apple Inc., like Motorola and Google.  I think most of these tablets are used for the same things and/or same ideas, which makes it hard to distinguish between them.  Now Apple Inc. has produce iPad2, which is lighter and thinner than the original iPad but is that much different?  Then there are rumors that iPad3 is coming out later this year.  How is this tablet going to be different from the first 2?  I hope that Apple Inc. is not just throwing these tablets out into the market to make a BUCK!!
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     When iPad and iPad2 came out in 2010 and 2011, Apple Inc. has sold millions and millions of copies across the world.  They have stole the market and sent its competitors trying to catch up.  Since Apple Inc. started this new technology; I think they will always be on top of the market and its competitors.  Like I said before, I hope they do not sacrifice quality over quantity.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Week 1

The Dallas Cowboys had a chance to start the season with a BANG, but then it had to fall apart with a fumble, punt block, an interception on Revis Island.  It is only the first game but Mr. Romo has to be able to finish this game for the Cowboy's, especially if this team wants to be successful this season.  It was just a sour end to a promising start from my team, especially on defense.  However, from what I saw last night this team can compete for a spot in the playoffs.  Now onto San Francisco, which is a must win.  Let's GO!

Monday Night Predictions

Pats roll  28-10

Denver nips Oakland at home 24-23